THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR A CHIN AUGMENTATION
The best candidate for chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is
the individual with a receding chin and a normal dental bite.
For those with a bite dysfunction, jaw surgery, in conjunction
with mentoplasty, may be necessary. The procedure commonly produces
a significant improvement in the profile and frequently makes
the nose look smaller even when nothing is done to the nose.
If you live in the Seattle area and want a cosmetic surgery
procedure such as chin augmentation , contact Dr. Rekow of
the Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Seattle to schedule a consultation
to see if you are a candidate.
PRIOR TO CHIN SURGERY
At your consultation
with Dr. Rekow a careful examination of your face is conducted.
Dr. Rekow describes the type of anesthesia to be used, the procedure,
what results might realistically be expected and possible risks
CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY
There are two basic procedures used in mentoplasty: one involves moving
the chin bone forward and the other, the use of a plastic chin implant. A
chin implant, constructed of silicone is placed deep to the soft tissue of
the chin directly in front of the jawbone to create a new chin line and
profile. There are two different incisions that can be used-under the chin
through the skin, or inside the mouth. Dr. Rekow usually uses the approach
through the inside of the mouth avoiding a visible scar. When a chin
implant procedure is performed in conjunction with a facelift and an
incision beneath the chin is being made anyway to tighten the neck muscles,
Dr. Rekow then uses that incision to place the implant.
AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Discomfort connected with chin augmentation surgery is usually
minimal and easily controlled with oral pain medication. Patients
are up and around the day of surgery. The diet is restricted
to clear liquids for the remainder of the day of surgery then
the diet is progressively advanced to a regular diet. The dressing
is removed within a few days. Most of the swelling is gone within
a week but subtle improvement may continue to be seen for a
couple of months.
If you are seeking a cosmetic surgeon in the Seattle area for tummy tuck Seattle (abdominoplasty Seattle)
or other cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation Seattle, breast lift Seattle, breast reduction Seattle, facelift Seattle, browlift Seattle, eyelid surgery Seattle, labiaplasty Seattle or liposuction Seattle we would be delighted to see you in consultation.
Alisa Rekow, MD - 1221 Madison St., Suite 1102 - Seattle, Washington 98104 - 206.682.2200