An illustration of the incision made below the chin to place a chin implant for chin augmentation..
Dr. Zuckerman can help you correct the aesthetic effects of a recessed chin or a prominent nose. They can be put into better balance with chin implants. Dr. Zuckerman places the implants made of silicone elastomer through an incision made underneath the chin or inside the mouth. The implant is positioned in front of the jawbone, and can ultimately give the entire face an improved facial contour. Chin implant surgery is often performed on an outpatient basis and completed in about an hour or less.
Dr. Zuckerman also performs osteo genioplasty, or sliding genioplasty, surgery, which corrects a recessed chin without using an implant. In this procedure, Dr. Zuckerman cuts a piece of bone from the lower border of the mandible, also known as osteotomy, and advances it forward to increase the projection of the chin. This technique can also be used in reverse for chin reduction surgery.
Patients who undergo either of these technique are typically highly satisfied with their results. However, osteo genioplasty eliminates the possibility of the chin implant moving, and in Dr. Zuckerman’s opinion, is the better procedure. He is happy to perform either procedure and will discuss which one may be right for you at your initial cosmetic surgery consultation.
Facial implants procedures can be performed at Dr. Zuckerman’s accredited surgical operating room located inside his office in midtown Manhattan. Certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), this fully-equipped operatory adheres to the highest standards of care. In addition, it offers patients convenient, private, and discreet care.
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