Available In Pittsburgh, PA or Columbus, OH
What Is Chin Implant Surgery?
Performed in both Columbus and Pittsburgh, chin implant surgery can improve the appearance of recessed or underdeveloped chin, resulting in a more defined, balanced and attractive profile.
People are often surprised at the dramatic improvement in the overall appearance, as a prominent chin creates balance and symmetry to the face.
In Pittsburgh, chin implant surgery is performed in our state licensed and nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgical center located in Mt. Lebanon, PA by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD. In Pittsburgh, chin augmentation surgery is performed by using either a chin implant or fat transfer to the chin.
In Columbus, chin implant surgery is performed in our nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center located in Gahanna, OH by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD.
The Chin Implant Procedure
Chin implant surgery is performed by making a small incision under the chin where it will be completely hidden. Once the incision is made, a carefully selected medical-grade chin implant is placed in front of the natural chinbone.
Immediately following chin augmentation, individuals see significant improvement in the proportion of their faces. Most people experience slight swelling, bruising and discoloration at the incision site. Most normal activities can be resumed 7 to 10 days after having chin implants.
Fat Transfer For Chin Augmentation
In Pittsburgh, chin augmentation may be achieved through fat transfer to the chin area. Fat transfer to the chin is a minimally-invasive surgery requiring no sutures to facial area and a faster recovery than traditional chin implant surgery. A small amount of fat is removed from one area of the body, typically the abdomen through liposuction, and then injected into the chin area (Figure 1) using a topographical layering technique, providing the definition and prominence desired. In addition to adding definition to the chin, from that single injection point, fat is artistically added to the nasolabial folds and marionette area to soften facial lines and wrinkles. The result is a natural, balanced and youthful-looking appearance.
Recovery from chin implant surgery
Chin implant surgery is generally well tolerated by most people. There will be some soreness and mild discomfort which is easily controlled with pain medication. Following chin implant surgery, a bandage is worn to help support the chin when talking and eating. Makeup can be applied as soon as the bandage is removed, but everything — including dental brushing and flossing — must be done more gently than usual until the area has fully healed.
Are the results from chin implant surgery Long-lasting?
Once the body heals around the chin implant, it will be a lasting part of the body. However, the chin implant can still be surgically removed if desired.
Do I need to have a full liposuction surgery to have fat transfer to my face?
No! A full liposuction is not necessary to perform fat transfer to the face. If a full liposuction is not performed to remove the fat, a small cannula attached to a syringe is used. The amount of fat removed using the syringe method will not change the shape of the body or result in weight-loss. Every person has some amount of fat on the body that can be collected for fat transfer to the face.
SMARTLipo Facial Liposuction
SMARTLipo laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive liposuction technology that surgically reduces fat from the face and under the chin while at the same time tightening the skin to define the jawline and slim the upper neck area.