A weak chin may be part of your genetic makeup or it may have receded due to trauma or as you have aged. Loss of fat and sagging muscles of the lower face create marionette lines and accentuate a receding chin. In contrast, a well defined chin is part of a balanced, harmonious face. Dr. Yeh recommends Chin Augmentation to reshape a chin that is out of proportion to create or restore a pleasing facial balance. Many patients combine Chin Augmentation and Neck Liposuction, Chin Implant, or Injectable fillers for the most effective, natural looking results.
WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Chin Augmentation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure using chin implants to create harmonious shape and definition to the chin. It is often combined with other facial procedures to achieve the desired facial balance. If a chin is too prominent, Dr. Yeh may reduce/reshape the bone to create the desired results.
WHY CHIN AUGMENTATION?
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY:
Men and women of all ages and stages come to Dr. Yeh for Chin Augmentation because they are unhappy with a chin that is receding into their neck and they want it brought into balance with their other facial features. You should be in good general health and have realistic expectations when considering any surgical or non-surgical procedure.
YOUR CHIN AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION:
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust which enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else.
CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE:
Dr. Yeh will make a small incision inconspicuously in the natural crease just under your chin or inside the mouth where the gum and lower lip meets. He will work through this incision to gently stretch the chin tissue and then insert the implant. If the bone is to be moved, reduced or sculpted it is done through this incision. Dr. Yeh uses special techniques and the most advanced/refined technologies which result in less swelling, bruising and scarring. A little tenderness is normal for a few days which can be easily managed with cold compresses and oral pain medication. Dr. Yeh may have you wear a chin dressing for 2-3 days. Some patients experience a stretched tight feeling for a few days.
His skilled hands & extensive knowledge, combined with an artistic eye & experience, enables Dr. Yeh to achieve the most natural looking results possible.
CHOOSING A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Surgery is a serious decision – many times it is life changing. Choosing a surgeon who is qualified and able to achieve the right outcome is critical. Dr. Yeh is a Board Certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic Surgery – which means he has many extra years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical training and experience, vast knowledge, meticulously honed skills and expertise beyond the norm. He has focused on and is specialized in all procedures of the head and neck. This does not guarantee a certain outcome – but can ensure you that he is a skilled expert and highly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.