Who is a candidate?
- If you have a small or receding chin.
- A chin that looks too small in comparison with other facial features and possibly makes the nose appear longer.
- Desire for increased chin prominence.
An improved profile. A more attractive jaw line that creates a better balance between the chin and other facial features.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. Dr. Brandow, acertified cosmetic surgeon, will make an incision inside the lower lip or under the chin, and an implant is placed. In an alternative method called sliding osteotomy, a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.
Recuperation and Healing
The patient goes home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness and possible local numbness gradually subside within a month or two.
Additional procedures that would enhance the results are: Liposuction of the Neck, Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty), Neck Lift or Laser Skin Resurfacing.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.