Having strong, defined facial features is a major desire for many people. With women and men, a defined chin can balance out their facial features as well as the neck and jawline. In Grand Rapids, Michigan Dr. Iacobucci helps his patients feel more confident in their appearance with chin implants.
What Are Chin Implants?
Chin implants use solid material that is made from silicone that is FDA approved for use. The small, solid device is molded to fit around your chin bone for a natural-looking augmentation. The size and contour will vary depending on your specific needs so that we can help you to achieve your desired look. Dr. Iacobucci will work with you to make sure that he can provide natural-looking and feeling augmentation that makes you more confident.
Reasons for Getting Chin Augmentation
People look for chin augmentation for different reasons. Some of the main reasons for wanting chin implants are:
- You have an undefined jawline
- You wish to enhance the definition of your face
- You want to restore contour and proportion to the structure of your face
- You want to correct any facial deformities
- You have a weak, receding chin
How Are Chin Implants Done?
The chin implant surgery will be performed at Dr. Iacobucci’s Grand Rapids office. This procedure is generally done as an outpatient procedure, so you are able to return home the same day. Depending on your personal desires, this can be done using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. To place the implant, a small incision is made either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Through this, Dr. Iacobucci can create the space needed for the implant and place it around the chin bone. In total, the procedure takes about an hour to complete.
Recovery from Chin Implants
Following your chin augmentation, your chin may be bandaged to help with bruising and swelling. The chin augmentation needs a little downtime. Most patients can return to work and other daily activities within seven days following their surgery. If you experience any discomfort or swelling this can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It is important that you give your skin and incisions time to heal to get used to the implant, so strenuous activity needs to be stopped until cleared by Dr. Iacobucci. Often patients can return to strenuous activities 3 weeks after their surgery. When done by an experienced, skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Iacobucci your chin implant results can last for years to come.
Who is a Candidate for Chin Implants?
If you are unhappy with the look of your chin and its proportion to your facial features, then you can benefit from chin augmentation. If you wish to undergo chin augmentation it is important you are a nonsmoker, in healthy condition, and have realistic expectations from the surgery. Dr. Iacobucci will perform an examination of your face and skin as well as your medical history to come up with a custom treatment plan for you.
Contact Dr. Iacobucci
Are you ready to feel more confident in your appearance with chin augmentation? Make an appointment with Dr. Iacobucci to get started on your way to your desired look. Dr. Iacobucci serves patients from Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, Rockford, and surrounding communities. To make an appointment call the office or fill out an online form.