Having a proportionally small or “weak” chin can cause your nose to appear more prominent and can contribute to sagging along your neck. Dr. John Zavell offers chin augmentation at his Toledo, OH, medical practice to build up your chin and rejuvenate your appearance. This safe and effective cosmetic surgery enhances the definition of your chin and jawline.
If you are searching for an experienced surgeon who can deliver proven results, Dr. Zavell has practiced for over 25 years. He is a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation surgery at our Toledo clinic offers many benefits, including:
- A well-defined chin
- Better balanced facial symmetry
- Reduced sagging around neck
- Improved appearance
- Boosted self-esteem
While a chin augmentation can also eliminate the need for short-term solutions such as dermal fillers, it can still be combined with a number of cosmetic procedures for a more comprehensive effect. Many patients opt to undergo both a chin augmentation and nose surgery at the same time so that the results are more balanced.
Am I a Candidate?
Chin augmentation can be a great option for men and women who have:
- A misshapen chin
- A small or recessed chin
- Drooping neck skin
- An overbite
Dr. Zavell may also recommend the treatment if you have not had success with dermal fillers.
Patients must have realistic expectations about the results of this cosmetic procedure, as well as an understanding of the potential risks. During your consultation, Dr. Zavell will ask about your medical history and goals for treatment to determine if the surgery is appropriate for you.
A Look at the Procedure
Dr. Zavell performs chin surgery at a trusted, fully accredited surgical facility. He offers general anesthesia and IV sedation to help you stay comfortable during the procedure.
Once you are comfortable and sedated, Dr. Zavell will make small incisions in either the natural crease line under the chin or inside the mouth where the lower lip meets the chin. Using these discreet incisions, he can insert a custom-fitted implant on top of the bone. Dr. Zavell will evaluate the appearance of the implant and make adjustments as needed. Once he is completely satisfied with the results, the implant will be sutured in place. Any sutures used will dissolve over time. In total, this surgery normally takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
Many of our patients are surprised to see how drastically their appearance improves after a chin augmentation.
You will be given detailed recovery guidelines and a supportive garment to hold the implant in place while it heals. Dr. Zavell and our skilled team will closely monitor your recovery. You should schedule 10 days or so of down time to rest and recover.
Following surgery, it is common for patients to experience mild discomfort. You may also notice bruising and swelling near the surgical site. Any pain can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications. While most of the bruising and swelling should fade within seven to 10 days of the procedure, it may take several weeks for swelling to completely subside.
Contact Our Office Today
Many of our patients are surprised to see how drastically their appearance improves after a chin augmentation. If you have concerns about the affordability of this procedure, our office accepts financing options through CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union. To schedule a consultation at our Toledo office and discuss your options with Dr. Zavell in person, contact our office online or call (419) 359-0827.