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How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?

Do you feel like your chin is too soft? Do you feel like your self-confidence would be improved if you improved the contours of your chin? If so, you may benefit from a chin implant at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN. Today, our aesthetic experts in Northern CA are discussing everything you need to know about chin augmentation, including how long the results last.

How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?
One of the reasons chin augmentation is so popular is that the results of the procedure last forever. Typically, the results of cosmetic procedures fade with time, but you will never need a follow-up procedure after a chin implant. However, you should be aware that an implant can be removed from your chin in the future should you change your mind about augmentation.

Also, you should be aware that while you can augment your chin with injectable dermal fillers, the results are not permanent. Specifically, you can expect the results of injectable chin augmentation to last from 12 to 18 months. Additionally, you should note that injectable dermal fillers cannot provide results that are as dramatic as the results of mentoplasty.

Enjoying Long-Lasting Results

While some people are born with a perfect chin, the natural side effects of aging are not kind to the lower face. Even those who were once satisfied with the strength of their chin eventually feel that their chin looks soft and weak.

Fortunately, a chin implant, also known as mentoplasty, can improve the strength, structure, and symmetry of the lower face. Also, this procedure can be combined with rhinoplasty, known colloquially as a nose job, to further balance the face.

Long-Term Rejuvenation Benefits

You can look a lot older than you really are if you have both a weak chin and extreme sagging around the jawline and neck. Unfortunately, the jawline and neck are among the first places to reveal the signs of aging. Even though injectable dermal fillers can provide some improvement to your appearance, it may not be enough to give you the results you are looking for. Also, the results of injectable dermal fillers won’t last a lifetime.

Everything You Need To Know About Submental Implants

Submental implants are used to bring the chin forward, sculpting a more aesthetically appealing profile and jawline. If you’re looking for a subtle improvement in your appearance, you can get a small implant. However, if you’re looking for a significant increase in volume, you can opt for a larger implant that will still provide natural-looking results.

Note, if you are concerned about extreme skin sagging along your jawline, you may benefit from a lower facelift or neck lift in addition to your chin augmentation. In some cases, the implant alone is enough to eliminate skin sagging. To determine whether you will need to combine your chin augmentation with other procedures to achieve your desired aesthetic, you need to come in for an initial consultation.

What Are Facial Implants Composed Of?

Facial implants may comprise a composite material or medical-grade silicone. Regardless of what your facial implant is made up of, you can rest assured that your results will look and feel completely natural. Also, you can rest assured that the implant will not degrade or rupture over the years.

How Is the Implant Put In?

Your facial implant will be inserted through a tiny incision and implanted around your chin bone. This incision can be placed beneath your chin’s natural crease or inside your mouth so you do not have to worry about anyone seeing your incision as it is healing. Once your incision has healed, there will be no visible scarring.

Before your procedure begins, we will administer general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the entire process. If you are only receiving chin augmentation, your procedure will take around 30 minutes. On the other hand, if you are also receiving rhinoplasty, a lower facelift, or a neck lift, your procedure may take a couple of hours.

What To Expect Before Your Procedure

To ensure you are healthy enough for this procedure, and to ensure chin augmentation will help you achieve your desired aesthetic, you need to attend an initial evaluation. We will advise you on whether or not this procedure is right for you at this time.  

If we discover that this procedure is a good fit for you, we will answer all of your questions and advise you on how to prepare for your procedure. We will also discuss your aesthetic goals thoroughly to determine the perfect size and shape for your implant. Also, we will advise you on how to care for yourself after your procedure.

How To Prepare for Your Procedure

During your initial consultation, we will advise you on all the steps you need to take to prepare for your procedure. One of the most important things you must do to prepare for your procedure is to fast. It is crucial that you do not eat anything in the eight hours leading up to your chin augmentation due to the general anesthesia used to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

However, you should note that you may drink clear fluids up until two hours before your procedure. For instance, it is okay to drink white cranberry juice, apple juice, pulp-free coconut water, and sparkling water. You just can’t drink any beverages that aren’t translucent, like orange juice and aloe vera water with pulp. Also, you should keep in mind that you can’t drink anything in the two hours leading up to your operation.

Other Preparation Steps You Must Take

It is also very important that you do not smoke or drink alcohol in the days leading up to your procedure. This is because alcohol and tobacco products elevate your blood pressure and will slow your recovery period. Also, you must make sure you are hydrated.

What To Expect Following Your Procedure

While an immediate improvement in your appearance will be noticed once your bandage is removed, you may have to wait a few weeks before you will see your final results. During the first few days following your procedure, you may want to stick to a diet of liquids and soft foods.

Within the first couple of weeks following your procedure, you should be able to resume most of your usual routine. However, you need to spend at least three weeks avoiding strenuous activity.

Combining Cosmetic Procedures

While some people only have concerns about the appearance of their chin, others have other cosmetic concerns, too. Since chin augmentation alone only takes around 30 minutes, it is extremely convenient to combine it with other aesthetic procedures. It is particularly convenient because your recovery period will only be a few weeks regardless of how many procedures you receive at the same time.

Nose and Chin

Sometimes, you can enhance the results of your chin augmentation significantly by reshaping your nose. Like the results of a chin augmentation, the results of rhinoplasty last forever.

Neck and Chin

The results of a chin augmentation can also be significantly enhanced by a neck procedure sometimes. If you are worried about your neck making you look older than you really are, you may benefit significantly from a neck lift. Also, depending on your body fat distribution, you may benefit from neck liposuction, as well.

Facelift and Chin

It is also possible that you need a lower facelift or full facelift at the same time as your chin augmentation to get the strong, youthful visage you desire. While this will extend your procedure time, you will not have to go through two separate recovery periods if you combine these procedures.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation in Northern California

To summarize briefly what results you can expect from a chin implant, here are the six most compelling benefits:

  • No visible scarring post-op
  • Results that will last forever
  • A natural look
  • A natural feel
  • Extreme customizability
  • Drastically improved symmetry


Are You Ready To Improve Your Facial Profile? 

Are you in the NorCal area? Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your chin? If you are in the Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Ukiah, CA, Healdsburg, CA, or Noblesville, IN area, contact us today at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN to schedule your initial mentoplasty consultation. We welcome the opportunity to help you improve the contours of your lower face permanently.

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