A defined and chiseled chin is a dominant characteristic of masculinity – and it’s also associated with striking femininity. A small or weak chin can make the neck appear “fatty” and undefined. If you’d like to strengthen your profile and enhance your appearance, it’s time to chin up and cheer up at Park Smiles NYC, where Dr. Cohen offers two effective options for chin augmentation.
Chin implant surgery, or mentoplasty, is facial plastic surgery that can create a larger, more projected or more prominent chin in individuals who desire more definition in this facial feature.
During your consultation with Dr. Cohen at Park Smiles NYC, he will use digital enhancement software to provide you with a realistic visual projection of your results to assist you in your evaluation and decision.
The minor operation is performed in our office with IV sedation. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and requires a few days recovery. Thanks to new technology in biomaterials, silicone implants are very successful and extremely well tolerated by the body.
The newest chin implants, known as anatomic implants, are natural-feeling and follow the contours of the normal jaw line. They come in many shapes and sizes to personalize the aesthetics of each patient.
Another excellent option, called sliding genioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to correct a retrusive chin and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing facial structure without using silicone implants. Sliding genioplasty involves making a cut through the bone of the chin, which is called an osteotomy. By freeing up the retruded chin bone, Dr. Cohen is able to reposition the bone forward to a more desirable orientation.
A small plate, made from titanium, is used to secure the chin in its new position on the jawbone. Small screws are used to hold the plate in place. This simple procedure can dramatically improve the balance, proportion, and harmony of the facial features.
The results from a sliding genioplasty will be permanent and immediately noticeable. As the swelling resolves, the final appearance of the chin can be fully appreciated.
Chin implant surgery and sliding genioplasty are both considered to be extremely safe and effective. As an experienced surgeon with a renowned reputation for precision, safety and excellence, Dr. Cohen looks forward to helping you determine the best method to enhance your profile and your confidence. Call Park Smiles NYC today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Cohen!
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