Chin Implants (Chin Augmentation)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Chin Implants to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What are Chin Implants?
A weak chin can often throw off the balance of your entire face, making your nose appear too large or your neck look "fleshy." For those who want to restore their facial balance, chin implants can help. Chin implant surgery - also called mentoplasty, genioplasty and chin augmentation - will strengthen your weak chin by inserting an implant over the existing bone structure to create a stronger, wider or longer appearance.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia has helped many patients restore their self-confidence through chin augmentation at his Hattiesburg location. Chin implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making surgery suitable for both men and women. If you are interested in chin augmentation and want one of the best plastic surgeons in Mississippi, then please contact Dr. Pecunia today. He and his staff welcome patients from Forrest County and Lamar County, as well as other locales in and around Hattiesburg.
How is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?
Chin augmentation is commonly performed in the doctor's office or in a Hattiesburg outpatient facility. The entire procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes.
If your chin implants are made of solid silicone, Dr. Pecunia will make a small incision under your chin to insert it. The implant is either slipped into a pocket or attached to the bone or soft tissue using small screws. The incision is then closed with sutures.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Implants?
Both men and women can benefit from chin augmentation. Ideally, to have the most successful results, patients should make sure their jaws and teeth are functioning properly. Of the individuals who come into our Hattiesburg office, the best candidates for chin implants are physically and mentally healthy, 18 years or older and non-smokers. If you do smoke, Dr. Pecunia will advise you to quit at least two weeks prior to surgery to ensure the healing process is not compromised.
It's also important to make sure your immune system is functioning properly before electing to have chin implants. If you have cardiac problems or hypertension or are taking anti-coagulants, you may not be a good candidate for the surgery. Dr. Pecunia will discuss all of the risks and complications with you during your initial consultation in Hattiesburg.
What Kind of Post-Operative Chin Implant Care Can I Expect?
Mild soreness and swelling are common following your chin implant surgery, and your chin may also feel a bit tight. Dr. Pecunia may recommend keeping your head elevated temporarily to reduce swelling.
You'll be limited to light activity for a few days after your chin augmentation in Hattiesburg. But you should be able to return to work and regular activity within one week. If you experience any complications, such as infection or severe pain, contact Dr. Pecunia's office immediately.
What are the Typical Results of Chin Implants?
Patients who undergo chin augmentation enjoy a positive change in their appearance. A "stronger" chin helps them feel more attractive and more confident. If you would like to see some results from the surgery, take a look at some Hattiesburg chin implants before and after pictures. These photos are an excellent resource when you are contemplating chin augmentation.
What are Hattiesburg Chin Implant Costs?
The cost of a chin implant in Hattiesburg will vary, so it's best to contact our office to discuss pricing. Many patients also opt to have additional facial procedures along with chin implants, which can affect pricing as well.
Dr. Pecunia welcomes patients from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and elsewhere who are interested in chin implant surgery. His compassion and professionalism, combined with his expertise, will set your mind at ease, assuring that you're in good hands for your chin augmentation.
Dr. Richard Pecunia