Chin Implant Redlands

Conveniently located to serve Riverside, San Bernardino, and Redlands

If you’re troubled by how gravity and age are affecting your face, or if you’ve always wanted a more pronounced chin, board certified Redlands cosmetic surgeon Dr. Todd Rau can help you with a chin implant cosmetic surgery in Riverside. Dr. Rau can help you have more attractive facial contours. He will help you achieve the look you want.

What is a Chin Implant?

A chin implant surgery, often called genioplasty or mentoplasty, is a cosmetic chin-augmentation procedure that involves the placement of an implant in the chin. This gives it a more defined look and sharper contours that improve the patient’s overall appearance.

Chin implants are commonly made from soft, pliable materials that ensure your new chin shape looks entirely natural and fits well with your profile. From fixing recessed chins to enhancing the shape of your neck and jawline, chin augmentation surgery by Dr. Rau has consistently delivered the best results for his patients.

Results from Chin Implants

A well-defined chin will benefit your entire face. Your chin will balance the proportions of your face. Weak or sagging chins can be fixed with chin implants, giving you a new profile.

Ideal Candidates

In general, you are an ideal candidate for chin implant surgery if you are dissatisfied with the current shape of your chin, do not smoke, are in good health, and are at a stable weight. You must have a positive outlook and realistic goals for the procedure.

For physical requirements, ideal candidates should have good dentition and occlusion, where both the upper teeth and lower teeth are aligned. You may not be recommended for a chin implant surgery if your lower jaw sits too far back from the usual position.

When discussing your chin enlargement procedures, Dr. Rau will realistically discuss your goals with you. A physical examination of your chin will be conducted to determine if you can benefit from chin implants. Your medical history will be reviewed, along with current medications and underlying conditions. The details of your surgery will be explained by Dr. Rau.

Chin implants are often combined with other facial surgeries. Dr. Rau will help you decide which procedures you need.

Chin Augmentation Plastic Surgery Details

Dr. Rau will perform your chin enlargement surgery under general anesthesia. The chin augmentation surgery is usually completed in less than an hour. Dr. Rau uses an incision in your mouth or under your chin to place the chin implants. The implants are placed directly on your jawbone. There are many different sized and shaped of implants. Dr. Rau will help pick the one that’s right for your face.

The Recovery Process

Dr. Rau will provide a list of post-surgical instructions that will help you minimize your recovery time. After a chin implant surgery, contact sports and activities that can directly impact your chin area should be avoided for at least eight weeks.

Recovery and return to moderate daily tasks will take two weeks, but resuming rigorous work may take you three to four weeks. Soft foods and a liquid diet are recommended to lessen the pressure on your chin implant. In six weeks’ time, the general swelling will disappear, and the results of the chin implant surgery will become fully noticeable.

Cost of a Chin Implant

The cost of a Chin Implant will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. The overall price may also be impacted by the implant material used, as well as anesthetic and surgical fees. Find out more by scheduling a consultation or clicking our pricing guide.

Schedule Your Consultation

With a chin implant in Riverside, patients can achieve a well-defined chin and a more balanced appearance. Dr. Rau is a skilled cosmetic surgeon with years of experience. Contact us and schedule a consultation today to learn more.