While the eyes, forehead and other areas of the upper face are often scrutinized the most in the mirror, having a weak chin can also take away from your natural beauty. At Thomas Funcik, MD, our chin implant surgery creates a symmetrical, well-defined chin that adds a better balance to your face.
Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery serves the greater Charleston area with comprehensive surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Funcik.
What is Chin Implant Surgery?
Often performed as a standalone procedure, chin implants are also used to further enhance other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty. The chin is often underestimated in terms of the natural improvement it can provide to the rest of your features, and chin implants can help achieve that facial balance.
Dr. Funcik will begin by creating an incision either in the natural crease underneath your chin or inside of your mouth where the gum and lower lip meet. There is no scar when incisions are placed inside the mouth, and chin scars are generally only minimally visible.
The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of work being done. Dr. Funcik grafts each implant individually, customizing each surgery depending on your personal contours and specifications.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Implant Surgery?
Healthy individuals with no contraindicating medical conditions who have weak chin structure and realistic cosmetic expectations may be good candidates for chin implant surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Funcik will examine your facial profile and discuss implant options with you to achieve optimal results. Some patients may also choose to combine with a lip lift and dermal fillers.
If you are interested in coupling another facial enhancement procedure along with your chin implant surgery, Dr. Funcik will also make recommendations for you during your visit.
What is the Recovery Like?
After your chin implant surgery, you may experience swelling and discomfort, which can be controlled by medication prescribed to you by Dr. Funcik. Patients also report a tight, stretched sensation, which is temporary and lasts about a week. As chewing ability may be limited immediately after surgery, a soft food and liquid diet may be recommended.
All post-surgical swelling should be gone within six weeks, at which time the full results of your chin implant surgery will be visible. While vigorous activity may need to be avoided for the first few weeks, patients are often able to resume normal activities after about 10 days. Visit one of the top-rated facial plastic surgeons serving Charleston SC.
Contact Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery in Charleston to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funcik and find out if you are a candidate for chin implant surgery.