Chin Augmentation Surgery – Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Also serving Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas and Santa Barbara
Chin augmentation strengthens a weak chin to restore balance to the face and improve its overall structure. Chin augmentation is performed with soft and well-tolerated synthetic chin implants, which can also be used for reconstructive purposes in people who have sustained traumatic injuries to the face. Dr. Tansavatdi is a highly qualified female facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing this type of procedure during cosmetic or reconstructive chin augmentation surgery.
What Can Chin Augmentation Accomplish?
A receding chin is usually a physical trait that someone is born with, although the chin may be weak due to the bone shrinking with age or through a traumatic injury. Chin augmentation surgery increases the prominence of a weak or receding chin; thereby improving facial harmony to help you feel better about your appearance and regain your confidence.
Chin Augmentation Surgery Candidacy
In order to evaluate your candidacy, Dr. Tansavatdi carefully reviews your medical history and aesthetic concerns. A dental exam and X-rays of the chin may be taken to help Dr. Tansavatdi evaluate teeth alignment, underlying facial structures and soft tissue. She also examines skin elasticity to determine the best implant size. Chin augmentation candidates must be in good general health and have realistic expectations of the surgery and its outcomes.
How Is Chin Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Chin augmentation surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local or mild anesthesia. The procedure lasts about one hour. To insert the chin implant, Dr. Tansavatdi creates incisions on either the inside of the mouth or just under the chin. Chin implants come in various shapes and sizes and are made of silicone. After creating the incisions, Dr. Tansavatdi creates a pocket where the chin implant is placed and secured. Incisions are then closed and the area is covered with bandages.
Recovering From Chin Augmentation Surgery
During the three to five days following surgery patients may experience mild numbness or soreness. The chin may be swollen, but these side effects should subside within a week. Patients are able to return to work and other activities within five to seven days. Physical exercise and other strenuous activities may be restricted for up to three weeks or longer. Detailed postoperative instructions will be provided to each patient, and the recovery process will be carefully monitored by Dr. Tansavatdi and her staff.
Contact Dr. Tansavatdi – Westlake Village Chin Augmentation Provider
As the premier Westlake Village female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tansavatdi strives to produce optimal chin augmentation results and has helped many patients restore facial balance with this procedure. To learn more about chin augmentation (and other procedures such as facelift surgery, blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty in Westlake Village) and determine your candidacy, please arrange a consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi by calling her office at (877) 278-0280.