Chin implants are the fastest growing type of cosmetic surgery among both men and women. A strong chin can help a person feel more attractive by improving the overall structure of the face. In order to get the best results, it is important choose a plastic surgeon who is able to make your transformation look natural.
Dr. Thomas W. Loeb is a nationally recognized expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. He is a board certified NY plastic surgeon who specializes in refining people’s looks and performs chin implants in New York as well as other popular cosmetic procedures. Dr. Loeb maintains that the only good aesthetic surgery is that which leaves the patient with a natural appearance.
Chin implants involve reshaping the chin so that it is proportionate and symmetrical to the rest of the face. People with recessive or weak chins tend to be good candidates for this type of surgery. Dr. Loeb will carefully examine your face and review your medical history to determine the treatment options that are best suited for your aesthetic goals.
During chin surgery, an incision is either placed inside the mouth or under the chin. Chin implants made from silicone or porous polyethylene will be inserted in front of your jaw bone to give you a more prominent profile. The stitches placed in your mouth will dissolve within a week. It usually takes seven to ten days to fully recover from the procedure.
Since a sculpted chin and jawline can take years off of a person’s face, it is not surprising that chin implants are very popular among people 40 and over. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that 10,593 men and 10,087 women had surgery on their chins in 2011 – that accounts for a 76% increase among men and a 68% increase among women since 2010.
According to the ASPS, there was a 49% increase in lip augmentations from 2010 to 2011. Many people want their lips to have more volume as it can shave years off the face and produce a more sensual appearance.
Patients considering lip augmentation in New York City have the option of receiving permanent implants or getting fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm injected into their lips. While the fillers are temporary, some patients prefer this option because the results are immediate and they’re able to recover within one to two days. Touch-ups every year are needed to maintain this look.
Lip enhancement may also be achieved with either Gortex or SoftForm implants. Through tiny incisions, Dr. Loeb inserts small tubes into the lips using local anesthesia. Although recovery time is longer than with injections, the results are permanent unless the implants are later removed. Many patients feel discomfort within the first 24 hours after lip surgery, and it may take up to two weeks for the swelling and bruising to disappear.
Genetics, sun damage, lack of elasticity and age can all contribute to “sunken” cheeks over the years. Cheek augmentation in NYC makes it possible to restore the fullness and volume to your cheeks, giving more definition and a youthful appearance.
The treatment may be achieved through cheek implants or temporary dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm. The results from fillers can last from four months to two years, and the patient can return to work the same day with this non-invasive procedure.
For patients who receive permanent cheek implants, the procedure is usually performed in Dr. Loeb’s private surgical suite. Silicone or high-density polyethylene implants are inserted via small incisions in the mouth, on the hairline or under the eyelid. It takes about an hour to complete the surgery and full recovery can take up to three weeks.
Cheek augmentation may be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery or chin implants.
If you would like additional information about chin implants in New York, cheek augmentation, lip augmentation or other cosmetic procedures, schedule a private consultation at Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office by calling 212-327-3700. You can also request an appointment via email by filling out the contact form.