Chin Implant in Baltimore
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis perform chin implant surgery for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
Dr. Ira Papel and Dr. Theda Kontis recommend chin implants, or chin augmentation, to those who are looking to define and balance their faces. Your appearance can be greatly improved by reshaping the chin or inserting an implant if your chin is small or misshapen. Our patients cannot believe how a minor adjustment like chin implants can completely change their appearance. Please take the time to read more about chin implants. Then call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis.
What Is A Chin Implant?
A chin implant is a surgery where implants made from soft silicone material are inserted over the bone of the chin to push overlying fat, muscle, and skin outwards. It helps restore symmetry to your face by giving you a strong, prominent chin.
With a chin Implant, Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis begins by making a small incision in the naturally occurring line underneath your chin. The skin is pulled outward so the implant can be inserted. Together, you and the doctor will choose an implant that is the appropriate size and shape for you.
The entire procedure takes one to two hours, and there is very little recovery time needed. You may experience slight swelling or bruising for four to six weeks following the procedure; however, soon after the augmentation, you will be able to fully enjoy your normal daily activities. Please call our office today to setup your initial consultation with Dr. Papel or Dr. Kontis.
Am I A Good Candidate For A Chin Implant?
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis commonly recommend chin implants to patients who are dealing with low self-esteem due to a small chin that creates an undefined profile, as well as an unbalanced face.
Chin Implant Procedure
During chin augmentation with Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis, your implant is positioned over the bone below the lips. A pocket is created, which will hold the prosthesis in place. Sometimes the bone is shaved to create a groove for the implant. Incisions are commonly placed in two areas that can easily conceal scars, either on the underside of the chin or inside the lip, just between where the lower lip meets the gum. The incision is closed and sutured. Through their surgical mastery of chin augmentation, Dr. Papel, and Dr. Kontis create subtle but noticeable results that will improve your self-esteem and body image.
Preparation before a Chin Implant Procedure
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis will provide you with thorough preoperative instructions, in addition to taking a detailed medical history and performing a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery. Prior to surgery, they will also answer any questions you may have. You will need to stop smoking, at least, six weeks prior to undergoing surgery in order to promote better healing. You should avoid taking aspirin, as well as certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding. Hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you, at least, the first night following surgery.
Recovery after a Chin Implant Procedure
Your recovery from chin augmentation with Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis will typically range from two to three weeks. It is also normal to have some initially decreased sensation along the chin, although this typically improves over the ensuing months. There can be some initial swelling and bruising immediately following your surgery. Following surgery you should gently apply ice to your chin for 48 hours and also to be sure to sleep with your head elevated. Your stitches will be removed within a week or less after surgery. Many patients return to work and social activities one week after their surgery, at which time exercise may also slowly be resumed.
What Is The Cost Of A Chin Augmentation?
Depending on the procedure, the cost tends to vary. You will meet with our patient coordinator after the initial consultation to discuss payment options and price. Facial Plastic Surgicenter offers patient financing to make procedure more affordable.
At Facial Plastic Surgicenter, we urge you to remember that everyone is different, and your comfort with the surgeons is just as important as the final price. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis have performed many successful chin implant procedures on their patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your chin implant procedure; we will go over all of your options at this appointment.