Achieve a Beautifully Defined Jawline with Chin Surgery
Your chin is a very important feature, adding proportion and balance to your features for an aesthetic profile. If you wish to enhance your appearance, chin surgery can add definition to a weak or receding chin and refine a protruding or overly-large chin. Dr. Peter Fisher will hold an initial consultation at San Antonio Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, to determine how to best reach your cosmetic goals. Depending on your unique desires, Dr. Fisher can perform chin surgery with liposuction or chin implants to add balance to your facial features and improve your self-confidence.
Who is a Candidate for Chin Surgery?
The best candidates for chin surgery include patients who are in good overall health but desire to achieve more balanced facial features because of concerns such as:
- Receding chin
- Large nose
- Protruding chin
- Large, square, or pointed chin
- Fleshy neck
Dr. Fisher will perform a thorough physical examination to determine your candidacy for this procedure. To qualify, it is imperative that you are not suffering from heart disease, hypertension, or taking any medications that could interfere with surgery or hinder the healing process.
Chin Reduction Surgery
If you struggle from an overly large, square, or pointed chin, Dr. Fisher will perform a chin reduction surgery using specialized techniques. Before beginning the procedure, he will administer sedation for optimal comfort. Once you are ready, he will then make an incision inside your bottom lip to access the front of your lower jaw. Dr. Fisher will then carefully remove excess bone and reposition fat tissue to create an aesthetically contoured chin. Once complete, he will close the incision with sutures.
Chin Augmentation Surgery
This procedure is beneficial for patients interested in enhancing the shape of their chin. Dr. Fisher provides chin implants in a variety of shapes and sizes to create definition and contours for a weak jawline that emphasizes a fleshy neck. Once sedated, Dr. Fisher will access the front of your chin through an incision inside your bottom lip. If necessary, he can remove excess fat with liposuction, typically placing a small incision under the chin. Once the implants are tailored to your exact needs and secured in place, Dr. Fisher will close the incision with sutures.
Recovery and Results
Because incisions are made inside your mouth, there will typically be no visible scarring. To ensure a smooth recovery, you will need to wear your compression garment and follow your at-home post-surgical instructions carefully. It is not uncommon to experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness for the first week, but wearing your compression garment, taking medications as prescribed, rotating cold compresses, and keeping your head elevated will help minimize discomfort.
Having your procedure performed by an experienced board certified surgeon, such as Dr. Fisher can significantly reduce your risk for complications and help you achieve desirable, natural-looking results
During this time, we recommend maintaining a soft foods diet and avoiding heavy physical activity to help speed your recovery. As the swelling subsides, you will begin to notice the new contours of your jawline. Having your procedure performed by an experienced board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Fisher can significantly reduce your risk for complications and help you achieve desirable, natural-looking results.
Create a Striking Profile
If you are interested in achieving a more contoured jawline, you may enjoy the benefits that chin surgery can provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Fisher, contact us online or by calling (210) 616-0798.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi