At Light Facial Plastic Surgery in Decatur, Alabama, Dr. Ben Light provides patients with state-of-the-art treatments to improve facial contours. Chin implant surgery is offered to enhance the jaw line and bring facial features into greater harmony.
THE CHIN IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Either local or general anesthesia is used during chin implant procedure. The chin implant is placed through an incision between the patient’s lower lip and gums. Because the incision is made inside the mouth, chin implant surgery does not result in any visible scarring. Chin implant surgery can be completed in approximately one hour.
By placing a chin implant in front of the jaw, Dr. Light can add strength and definition to facial features. Patients with large noses can benefit greatly from chin implant surgery. The augmented chin balances the nose and creates facial contours that look more refined and proportionate. Chin implants are made of either GORE-TEX® or silicone and provide long-lasting cosmetic enhancement.
Side effects of the chin implant procedure can include numbness, swelling, and bruising. When performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Light, complications and side effects are rare and minimal. Patients can possibly return to work or resume their normal activities within one week of surgery.
WHY CHOOSE DR. LIGHT
Patients choose Dr. Light for his distinguished background and friendly, personable manner. He is considered by patients and peers alike to be an expert in his field. He has completed hundreds of facial plastic surgeries and has lectured at conferences across the country. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.