main-photo-171Patients who desire chin augmentation in San Francisco may have noticed the effects of age and gravity on their face or may simply want to improve their chin shape. Muscles and other tissues may slowly begin to droop, causing the individual’s chin to sag, or perhaps an individual may simply desire to enhance chin shape and facial contour. Such factors may affect an individual’s confidence, leading them to seek their own chin augmentation in San Francisco.

Chin augmentation can help such individuals restore vibrance, energy, and shape to the face. Implants are often used to enhance shape and to create either a more youthful look or improved shape.

San Francisco plastic surgeon / cosmetic surgeon Dr. Roy Kim accomplishes such effects by either using implants or performing a reduction surgery on the bone to sculpt the face. This not only helps to improve the physical appearance of the patient, but also restores self-confidence and respect to the patient. Please contact plastic surgeon Dr. Kim to learn more about getting chin augmentation in San Francisco.

Chin augmentation is a very individualized procedure in which your goals should be realistically determined and discussed with San Francisco physician Dr. Kim. Together you will determine what specific procedures will be performed. Chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a nose job to enhance the balance of the patient’s facial features. Once your goals have been determined, you will set a date for this procedure in San Francisco and will be given instructions about how to prepare.

When the date for your chin augmentation in San Francisco has arrived, you should plan on the surgery taking an hour to several hours depending on which procedures you are having performed. There is no set procedure for how chin augmentation is performed, as each individual’s chin is different and may have different requirements. Implants can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can use either solid or semi-solid materials as your face may require.

An incision is usually hidden in the inside of your lower lip or just beneath the chin and then secured in place when the procedure is finished. All procedures are performed with anesthesia to minimize any discomfort or pain.

Recovery will usually require a few days before the patient is moving and a week to ten days should be allowed before returning to work. Some facial movements may be difficult for several days following the procedure, but pain is usually minimized by the use of an oral analgesic. Discuss with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kim which procedure is best for you.

Dr. Roy Kim can help you contour your face and balance your facial features. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about chin augmentation, please contact us today.

 

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