Chin Implant in Greensboro, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers chin implants to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring cosmetic surgery.
What Is a Chin Implant?
A chin implant is placed to create a pleasing, balanced profile and to improve facial harmony. The implant builds up a receding or weak chin that may be the result of long-term nasal blockage, dental problems, or heredity. The result of chin implantation at Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center can be dramatic and frequently improves self-confidence.
Who Is a Candidate for a Chin Implant?
The ideal candidate for a chin implant is someone who desires an improvement in facial definition and balance. If you are in good physical health, are emotionally stable, and have realistic expectations, you may benefit from chin implantation surgery. Dr. Coley will determine your suitability during an initial consultation at his practice in Greensboro, North Carolina.
How Is Chin Implant or Chin Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Implants are available in many shapes and sizes so the procedure can be customized for each client. During the surgery at his office in Greensboro, Dr. Coley selects the implant that best enhances the client’s appearance. The implant is inserted into a pocket at the front of the jawbone. A small incision is made in the natural crease line just under the chin or inside the mouth just above where the gum and lower lip meet. Fine sutures are used to close the incision. If the incision is inside the mouth, no external scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar fades over time, becoming almost imperceptible.
Recent improvements in surgical materials have resulted in implants that become incorporated into the chin tissue. Shortly after implantation, the material becomes attached to the surrounding tissue. At Dr. Coley’s practice in Greensboro, only the latest, safest technologies and materials are used to perform a chin implant.
Before and After Chin Implant or Chin Augmentation Procedure
During the consultation, Dr. Coley analyzes the chin and jaw to determine if an implant will enhance the facial profile. He also considers other facial features and may recommend nose surgery, a facelift, or facial liposuction along with the chin implantation to achieve better facial harmony. You will be shown before and after pictures of patients who have chosen this procedure.
Chin implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that commonly takes between 30 minutes to an hour. The surgery is performed by Dr. Coley at his Greensboro office.
Understanding the Recovery
Immediately after the surgery, Dr. Coley may apply a pressure bandage that is removed the day after surgery. After the pressure bandage is removed, there may be tape over the site. This tape stays in place for a few days. Clients may experience discomfort and swelling around the chin for several days. Numbness and bruising may also be present. There may be some temporary difficulty with smiling and talking. During this time, Dr. Coley provides instructions regarding dental hygiene, eating, and restrictions on activities that could delay healing.
Understanding the Results
Although healing begins immediately, the process is slow and gradual. The client may be unable to see the final results for weeks or even months. Most clients find that other people don’t recognize they’ve had facial surgery; they just know they look better.
How Much Do Chin Implants Cost in Greensboro, NC?
Due to the variety of options available, we recommend discussing chin implant costs with your doctor. Since it is an extremely individual procedure, you’ll want to set up a personal consultation to ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered.
At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any and all information you need to move forward with your cosmetic goals and achieve the best chin implant results.
Additional Facial Surgery Treatments
At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!