A weak chin can lead to undesirable cosmetic effects, creating an unbalanced appearance and making your nose look larger than it really is. When this occurs, a specially-formed implant can enhance your chin, creating a natural and more harmonious overall look.
What can a chin implant accomplish?
Because the chin is intimately involved with the rest of your facial features, augmenting it does more than simply improve it’s appearance. It also enhances the rest of your features, improving balance and creating a natural and more attractive overall appearance. When performed correctly by an expert facial plastic surgeon in Bellevue like Dr. Ridgway, among the best chin implants Bellevue has to offer can:
- Enhance a weak, recessed or underdeveloped chin.
- Restore definition to the face and jaw that may have been lost due to the natural aging process.
- Create a more elegant transition from the neck to the jaw.
- Improve the proportions of your entire face, making your nose look smaller and bringing harmony to the rest of your features.
An overview of the chin implant procedure
To prepare for your surgery, Dr. Ridgway will first carefully analyze your facial features and anatomy to select the implant size and shape that will accomplish the precise look you desire. To begin the actual procedure, he will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. From there, he will make a very small incision in the chin before placing the implant over the bone. Once in place, he will carefully close the incisions to ensure any scarring is virtually imperceptible and your outcome is exceptionally natural.
What to expect during recovery
Immediately after your procedure, it’s normal to experience some facial and neck swelling. Although it will subside within two weeks on its own, you will want to ice your lips and chin, as well as keep your head elevated, to minimize these effects. As soon as you are able, you are encouraged to resume light activity to ensure an optimal healing process, though you should avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least two weeks. Approximately one week after your surgery, you will be able to return to work with a brand new chin that dramatically and permanently enhances your facial appearance.
Are you a candidate for a chin implant?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the cosmetic issues and genetic imbalances that concern them most. With that said, as long as you are in good general health, and you possess a weak, receding or underdeveloped chin that you’d like to enhance, you may be considered a candidate. To be sure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway, during which time he will walk you through the entire procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If you want to improve your overall look by enhancing the size and projection of your chin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best chin implants Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the imperfections that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the beautiful and balanced facial profile you’ve always wanted.Schedule a consultation