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Chin Augmentation Surgery
Houston & Conroe, TX
What Can a Chin Augmentation Accomplish?
Alter The Size & Shape Of Your Chin For More Harmony Of The Facial Features!
If you’re looking to achieve harmony of the facial features, you’ve come to the right place! Getting a chin augmentation surgery in Houston, TX, could help you to achieve a more balanced facial appearance. When used either alone or along with other plastic surgeries, a chin augmentation can help you to achieve the looks you’ve always dreamed of.
Michael J. Streitmann, M.D. offers chin augmentation surgery to alter the size and shape of the chin. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at 832-664-7297 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a facial implant procedure wherein sterile facial implants are used to alter the size and shape of the chin – allowing you to achieve harmony of the facial features while:
- Correcting a weak or receding chin
- Enhancing balance of the facial features
- Improving the profile view of your face
Reasons To Consider a Chin Augmentation
Individuals may elect to have a mentoplasty for many different reasons. Commonly, people seek the procedure if they think their chin is too small or the wrong shape for their face. Others may want a more balanced chin. For men, it is common to want a chin augmentation to have a stronger, more defined chin and jaw shape.
Getting a chin augmentation can be a way to improve self-esteem and confidence. This procedure can even help improve the definition of the neck and jawline. It can be one of the most dramatic and effective ways to the desired look for many patients. It is a safe procedure that has no visible scarring.
Additionally, the results are long-lasting. In most cases, your chin implant can remain in place without any other procedures for the rest of your life. While aging may affect the rest of the face, it will not impact your new chin definition. Typically, the only reason a patient may need another surgery is in the event of significant trauma changing the shape of the jawbone.
If you think that a chin augmentation surgery may be the right choice for you, contact us today. We will schedule a consultation to discuss the procedure further.
What To Expect During the Consultation
Dr. Michael J. Streitmann will consult with you to discuss your expectations and desired outcome, as well as any potential risks or concerns, in order to ensure the success of the surgery.
The purpose of this consultation is to learn more about you and why you want the surgery. Dr. Streitmann will seek to ensure that this is the right procedure for you. If appropriate, he may recommend alternative or additional procedures to help you achieve your desired results.
In addition to consulting on the intended results, Dr. Streitmann will also ensure that the surgery can be performed safely. Our goal is your complete satisfaction. That includes planning for and educating you about potential complications.
After Surgery & Recovery Time
Immediately after the procedure is complete, we will suture and dress the wound. The dressing will need to stay in place for several days after the surgery. We will provide comprehensive follow-up care instructions to ensure your comfort.
(After the implants are inserted through an incision made inside your mouth or under the chin, scars will not be visible – leaving you with desirable results.) There is usually no significant pain. However, there may be some swelling and tenderness. As necessary, we will manage any discomfort with pain medication.
The swelling should subside within about a week. It may be difficult to talk, smile and otherwise use the mouth for a few days after the procedure. Dr. Streitmann may recommend avoiding strenuous activity such as exercise for a week or longer. It may take several months for the area to completely heal. However, it usually takes much less time for patients to get back to the normal routine. Most patients are very happy with their results and have minimal disruption to their lives.
Schedule Your Chin Augmentation Surgery Today
Chin augmentation may be the answer you have been looking for to achieve a more harmonious face that boosts your confidence. If this is an option you are interested in and you are in Houston, TX, or the surrounding area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael J. Streitmann today. Contact us at 832-664-7297 or by email at email@example.com to learn more and make an appointment.
Dr. Streitmann Can Help You Achieve Your Facial Cosmetic Surgery Goals
At the office of Michael J. Streitmann, we offer customers the opportunity to look as young and healthy on the outside as they feel on the inside. Dr. Streitmann stands out in his field as a plastic surgeon who brings both aesthetic sense and superior surgical skills to his practice.
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Chin Augmentation FAQs
Is a Chin Implant Painful?
During the procedure, we use anesthesia to ensure that you will not feel pain. There can be some discomfort during the recovery period. However, we can manage this using appropriate pain medication. The doctor will determine the correct course of pain management for you based on how extensive your procedure is and your medical history.
If you feel excessive pain at any point during your recovery, please contact our office. We will advise you on what to do.
What Is the Chin Implant Made Of?
Implants are made of biocompatible medical-grade material, typically silicone. They are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Your implant will be molded to fit your natural chin. During your consultation, you will be able to select the look that best suits you.
The implant is firm and feels very much like a natural chin. In most cases, the only way someone would know that you have had a chin augmentation is by seeing a “before” picture. The results are very natural looking, and most people love their new look.
Who Is a Candidate for a Chin Augmentation?
Any adult in generally good health can be a candidate for a mentoplasty. Both men and women can benefit from chin augmentation. Typically, people with a BMI of 40 or less will see the most results from the procedure.
Dr. Streitmann will ensure that you are a candidate during your consultation. This may include a physical examination, medical history, and other measures to confirm your healthiness.
Is Anesthesia Used During a Mentoplasty?
Yes, chin augmentations are typically performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, sedation and local anesthesia may be used. We will determine an anesthesia plan that suits your health needs before the procedure.
Will There Be a Scar?
Although all surgeries create a scar, Dr. Streitmann conceals it by making an incision inside the lower lip or below the chin. Additionally, we use plastic surgery best practices to minimize the size and appearance of scars. Therefore, you should not have any noticeable scarring from the procedure.
What Is the Chin Surgery Recovery Process Like?
Most patients experience some swelling and bruising in the days following the procedure. Additionally, it may take up to five days before patients can return to work, although most people require less. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for at least a week after the mentoplasty. Smiling, talking, and eating may be somewhat difficult and uncomfortable during this period.
Other effects of the procedure include tenderness and a tight, stretched feeling. These will subside within a week or so. The full recovery process may require up to two months. We will provide individual recovery instructions before your procedure.
Are There Any Possible Complications?
All surgeries carry some associated risks. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery lists infection, hematoma, aesthesia side effects, poor scarring, and a shift in the implant as possible complications. However, these are all rare, especially when you have your procedure performed by a qualified surgeon like Dr. Streimann. Additionally, with the exception of implant shifting, these are all side effects associated with surgery in general.
What Is the Cost of Chin Augmentation Surgery?
The exact cost of chin augmentation can vary depending on the extent of your procedure. However, the procedure is affordable for most patients. It is important to note that it will not usually be covered by insurance because it is cosmetic. When you contact our office, we can discuss the exact costs for your situation.
Will a Chin Augmentation Address a Double Chin or Sagging Skin?
No, a chin augmentation is only the placement of a chin implant. However, Dr. Michael J. Streitmann offers other cosmetic procedures that may be able to help. These include liposuction and facelifts. During your consultation, Dr. Streitmann will discuss your desired results with you and provide guidance on the best procedures for your wants and needs.