Everyone wants the right balance of their facial features. An improvement on your chin area bone gives your face a sharp contour bringing out a youthful glow to your face. Chin augmentation is a procedure that entails placing an implant directly on your chin’s bone, below the skin. The procedure is done to elevate an under-projected chin and alter your face’s underlying structures. Your New York chin augmentation surgeon, Dr. Norman Joseph Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, is a leading expert in this cosmetic procedure. He is a testament, having chin implants for approximately 30 years.
What is there to know about chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation 101
Chin augmentation is a cosmetics treatment that changes your chin’s look and gives it a built-up appearance. You are most likely to undergo the procedure when you go for a face and neck lift. The process could entail a surgical implant to change the appearance of your chin. The augmentation could also involve altering your facial structures. Before you decide on the course of boost, make sure you consult your surgeon to help guide you through the best procedure that fits your aesthetic needs and your facial features and shape.
What is a chin implant?
A chin implant is a natural feeling implant that your surgeon puts on your chin bone to shape perfectly and project your chin from your face. At Norman Joseph Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, Dr. Pastorek uses implants that are natural to feel to ensure your chin feels normal after surgery. Before your surgeon does the augmentation, he will ensure he uses an implant that fits your face’s dimensions. After the procedure, your surgeon will also make sure he offers you comprehensive post-surgery care and advise you on what to do to attain maximum results.
Dr. Pastorek also uses chin augmentation when performing rhinoplasty to enhance your entire facial structure.
How long does a chin augmentation last?
A chin implant could last you a lifetime. On some occasions, implants made from fat tissues or bone harvested from your body get absorbed. However, you might not be able to see your results immediately after surgery because of the swelling you will experience for a while. After approximately 2-4 months, you will start seeing your chin and jaws’ new look.
How does a chin implant change the appearance of your chin?
A chin implant helps add volume, contours, definition, and symmetry to your face’s certain features including the jaw, chin and cheeks. The procedure’s main goal is to restore your facial harmony. Balanced facial features boost your self-confidence, improves your physical appearance and heightens your social life.
Is the chin augmentation procedure painful?
According to expert surgeons, the procedure that takes approximately an hour, depending on your aesthetic need, is not very painful because it projects your jaw in the most natural way. However, it is associated with swelling. Your surgeon will recommend you eat soft foods for a few days until your jaws feel comfortable.
Enhance your facial structure and boost your confidence with a projected chin done by your New York specialist. Visit Norman Joseph Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS and get all your questions on chin augmentation answered.