Located in Glen Mills, Media and Chester, Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers chin augmentation surgery to the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas desiring facial plastic surgery.
Would you like a more distinctive profile? For those patients who have soft or under-defined chins, chin implants may be the right solution. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, board-certified surgeon in both facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology, is the right surgeon to help you achieve the look you want in the Glen Mills/Philadelphia area.
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What is a Chin Implant?
A chin implant procedure is recommended to patients who would benefit from additional definition in the chin area. You can think of a chin implant as a table that is not long enough for the table cloth. The goal of a chin implant is to improve the patient’s overall facial proportions by extending the angle of the chin, creating a better fit and more natural proportions.
What Are the Benefits of a Chin Implant?
There are several benefits to having elective chin implant surgery. For those who do not have a very defined chin, a chin implant can elongate the face to create a more striking profile. Many find that having a more defined face can increase confidence and help with success on a professional and personal level. A chin implant may also be used to improve your cervicomental angle appearance by extending your chin. A chin implant can also improve the appearance of loose neck skin and “double chin”. A chin implant can also be used in patient with a round face to give more angulation and definition to the lower face.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chin Implant?
The good news is that a chin implant is a successful procedure for patients of any age. If you have always felt as though your neck angle was not quite as flattering as it could be, a chin implant can go a long way to help revive and refresh your look. On the other hand, if your nose is a little larger and seems disproportionate with your chin, a chin implant can help create better balance amongst your facial features.
Dr. Ginsburg has years of experience performing chin implants on a wide range of patients. You can rest assured that your new chin will look natural and complement your entire face.
How is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?
At Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ginsburg performs all chin implant procedures in the operating room under sedation or general anesthesia. Implants may be made out of different materials but commonly silicone and medpore implants are used. Dr. Ginsburg will help you determine the shape and size of the implant that is right for you at your consultation. Surgeries are outpatient and typically take just 30 minutes to perform.
During the procedure, Dr. Ginsburg makes an external incision under the chin. Chin implants are typically made of silicone and are placed in a soft tissue pocket in front of the bone of the chin.
How Much Do Chin Implants Cost in Philadelphia?
The average cost of a chin implant is $1,500 – $4,500. At Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we strive to offer our patients treatment plans that are tailored to their specific needs. This means that the cost for chin implant surgery varies and may include other procedures that are performed in conjunction with the chin implant. Our staff is happy to discuss your pricing and financing options at your initial complimentary consultation, so that you feel confident in your decision to undergo this procedure. Please review our patient financing page for further details.
Can I Combine Other Procedures with My Chin Implant?
If Dr. Ginsburg determines that your goals cannot be fully achieved solely with a chin implant, he may recommend combining other procedures for the best results. Chin implant surgery is commonly combined with rhinoplasty, facelift, and liposuction procedures to bring balance to the entire face. This also lessens downtime in the long run, as you will recover from your combination of procedures all at once, instead of dividing the time across separate procedures later on.
Many of our patients appreciate the convenience of this approach and value the opportunity to have a more thorough facial improvement that you can enjoy for many years to come.
What Can I Expect from Chin Implant Recovery?
As with all procedures, recovery will vary depending on the patient. However, in general, you can expect some swelling and bruising afterwards. Sleeping with the head elevated can help reduce swelling. These symptoms will decrease within the first two weeks.
We also advise our patients to avoid putting pressure on the chin for the first six weeks after surgery, so as to avoid aggravating the site of incision.
When Can I Return to My Normal Routine?
Although some light, low-intensity activity such as gentle walking outside or moving around the house is encouraged, you will want to prioritize resting to ensure the best results. Many of our patients are able to return to work—provided the work is more sedentary—within just a few days of their procedure.
Heavy lifting and physical exercise may be incorporated within three weeks after your procedure to allow the incision proper time to heal. That said, during your consultation, Dr. Ginsburg will detail what to expect after your procedure, so that you have ample time to ask any questions and feel fully informed as to what you may experience.
Additional Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
If you are considering adding additional procedures to your chin implant, you will find we offer a wide range of options at Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Take a look at the services we provide, including:
- Neck Lift
- Facial Liposuction
- Eyelid Surgery
- Brow Lift
- Ear Surgery
- Fat Injection
- Earlobe Repair
- Facial Reconstruction
- Scar Revision
As you make your decision to pursue a chin implant or any other plastic or cosmetic surgery, one of the most important factors is to feel comfortable with your surgeon. Our team, led by Dr. Mark Ginsburg, brings a breadth and depth of experience to each patient interaction, ensuring that your results are of the highest quality.
Chin Augmentation FAQs
How long does chin augmentation last?
Chin augmentation using chin implants is permanent. Patients can expect the results from their chin augmentation to last a lifetime. However, keep in mind that weight gain that causes fat to accumulate in the face, neck and chin area can interfere with these results. Patients are encouraged to follow optimal dietary and exercise habits to maintain their results as long as possible
Is chin augmentation painful?
The chin augmentation procedure is not painful at all, as anesthetics enable patients to relax comfortably throughout the duration of the procedure. However, patients can expect pain, swelling, bruising and related symptoms during their recovery process. These symptoms will be most severe during the first few days of recovery, during which time pain medications can help alleviate most of the discomfort. Dr. Ginsburg will let you know what kinds of pain medications and pain relief techniques to use to get through the healing process as comfortably as possible.
Do chin implants look natural?
Yes, when performed by an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon, chin implants can look completely natural. Dr. Ginsburg of Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery has had years of experience providing excellent results with chin implants. Our priority is always to deliver natural-looking results that complement the entire face.
Will a chin implant change my smile?
Chin implants may cause temporary changes in the smile during the recovery process. This only occurs because some of the underlying facial muscles experience swelling due to the surgical procedure. Therefore, once the body fully heals from surgery, typically in about 1-2 months, your smile will be back to normal.
How much does it cost to reshape your chin?
At Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, chin reshaping using chin implants costs about $1,500 to $4,500. However, patients looking for lower-cost alternatives may want to consider chin augmentation using dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that come at a much lower cost, but can still augment the size and shape of the chin to enhance the overall appearance. The drawback is that dermal fillers are temporary, while chin implants produce permanent results.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today!
Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and skin rejuvenation to residents of Glen Mills, Media, Chester, and the greater Philadelphia area. Mark Ginsburg, DO, FAACS, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, general cosmetic surgeon, and head and neck surgeon who combines personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary and natural results. For more information or to schedule a complimentary patient consultation, call 484-352-3524 to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.