Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Sugery

Los Angeles Chin Implant
Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery

The chin is important in maintaining facial balance. A small chin can lead to a weak appearance and make the nose look larger than it is. Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery can restore facial harmony and balance and will give a more defined look and enhance the shape of the face.

Chin Augmentation Overview

In chin augmentation surgery, a small incision is made below the chin in a convenient skin crease or inside the mouth. Next a pocket is dissected just in front of the recessed bone in order to accommodate a specialized silicone chin implant. Depending on the dimensions of the chin that need to be improved, the implant selected may be varied in height, width, and projection to produce the desired effect. Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty. 

Chin surgery allows for improvement of the symmetry of the face by shaping and contouring the jaw. This helps to produce a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile. Furthermore a small or recessed chin is often regarded as a “weak” chin, and surgery to correct this can significantly improve the overall appearance of the facial area on patients.

Reasons why you should consider getting a chin implant in Los Angeles:

  • To enlarge or lengthen a recessed or short chin
  • To Improve upon facial proportions and add definition to the chin
  • Improve the appearance of the neckline and jawline due to lack of chin projection

Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery

The jaw line, or chin area, is a rather important facial feature. A defined and well-pronounced jawline can really do wonders for the overall look and symmetry of the face. Our Los Angeles Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery is a cosmetic procedure that corrects the chin and jawline to improve facial proportions. Chin Surgery may be performed using chin implants or by manipulating the underlying jawbone.

For more information regarding Dr. Chen, MD and Beverly Hills Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery Please Call 310-423-1220

Other Things to Consider

Another approach to chin augmentation is by advancing the bone itself to the desired position. This technique also allows the chin to be vertically heightened or shortened in patients with an overly short or long face. Chin surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty.

Getting a Chin Implant in Los Angeles usually takes anywhere from one to two hours and may be performed under sedation or general anesthesia depending on the approach used. Patients are usually discharged the same day when an implant is used, or spend the night when the bone is advanced.

Recovery following your Los Angeles Chin Implant Surgery

With any surgery it is advised to have time set aside for rest and recuperation. To keep swelling to a minimum and help the healing process you should apply cold compresses to jawline and chin area. It is also important to keep your head elevated during the nighttime hours or during rest to minimize swelling.

Henry Chen, MD | Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon

Henry Chen, MD | Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon

Henry Chen, MD is a double board-certified Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr. Chen specializes in all aspects of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. His philosophy focuses on a personalized approach, tailoring procedures to each patient’s individual desires to achieve natural looking results with minimal downtime.

Education

Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from Rice University and then obtained dual MD/MBA degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.  He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado, where he also served as chief resident.

Following residency, Dr. Chen was one of only 40 surgeons chosen nationwide yearly to complete a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He completed his fellowship at Albany Medical Center and the New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Albany, New York under the mentorship of Dr. Edwin F. Williams, III, the current president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an international leader in the field.

Outside of His Practice

When Dr. Chen is not at the helm of his successful practice in Beverly Hills, he donates his time and expertise to humanitarian efforts abroad.  Every year, Dr. Chen makes a journey to Central America to perform reconstructive procedures to underserved populations in Guatemala.  Cleft lip and palate surgery, removal of tumors of the head and neck, and reconstruction of traumatic facial injuries are just some of the procedures Dr. Chen performs for those in need.

Additionally, Dr. Chen has published articles and presented research nationally relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.  He is the 2014 recipient of the Ben Shuster Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Research Paper in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

For more information regarding Dr. Chen, MD and Beverly Hills Chin Implant & Augmentation Surgery Please Call 310-423-1220