Introduction to Chin Implant

A beautiful face is harmonious, with each feature working together to create symmetry. However, when patients have a recessed chin or it appears too small, harmony is lost. This is why so many men and women in Miami, FL turn to Chin Implants from Dr. Michael Keyes at Celebrity Plastics to achieve their aesthetic goals and boost their confidence. Following chin augmentation, most patients find that their face looks more balanced and thus, more attractive. To learn more about this procedure, please continue reading below.

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What is a Chin Implant?

Chin Implants, also known as Mentoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of your chin. The goal of this procedure is to improve the balance and proportion of the face, creating a more harmonious profile. During the surgery, a small incision is made either under the chin or inside the mouth, and a customized implant is carefully positioned and secured to augment the chin. This can help provide a more defined and contoured chin, enhance facial symmetry, and improve overall facial aesthetics.

At Dr. Keyes’s office in Miami, FL, you can expect a welcoming and comfortable environment where your safety and well-being are paramount. Chin implant surgery is often performed under anesthesia, and the procedure typically takes about an hour to complete. Dr Keyes and his dedicated team will guide you through every step of the process, providing personalized care and support from your initial consultation to your post-operative recovery.

What are the benefits of a Chin Implant?

Chin Implant Surgery in Miami, FL offers several benefits for individuals seeking to enhance their facial balance. Some of the benefits of Chin Implant surgery with Celebrity Plastics include:

  • Improved facial balance
  • Enhanced chin definition and jawline
  • Correction of chin asymmetry
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Longer-lasting results than filler

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Who are the best candidates for the Chin Implant procedure?

The best candidates for Chin Implant surgery are individuals who have specific concerns or desires regarding the appearance of their chin and overall facial balance. The following characteristics may make someone in the Miami area a suitable candidate for chin implant surgery:

  • Weak or recessed chin
  • Desires better facial asymmetry
  • Good overall health
  • Lack of chin definition
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations

Patients should not have any orthognathic or teeth issues. If your chin is recessed due to an occlusion issue, then Dr. Keyes will refer you to an OMFS surgeon.

What’s the first step?

If you’re considering Chin Implant surgery at Celebrity Plastics in Miami the first step is to schedule a meeting with our Patient Care Coordinator. They will be able to answer your initial questions, listen to your aesthetic goals, and determine your candidacy. If this procedure is deemed appropriate for you, you will have a consultation with Dr. Keyes, who will further discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations regarding your chin and facial appearance. Dr. Keyes will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, including the structure of your chin and jawline, and assess whether a chin implant is the most suitable option to achieve your desired results.

Dr. Keyes will take into account your facial proportions, balance, and overall aesthetic goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. Once you both agree on the procedure plan, our patient coordinator will work with you to schedule your surgery.

What to expect on the day of Chin Implant surgery

On the day of your Chin Implant surgery in Miami, FL, you can expect a comfortable and well-organized experience. After checking in, you will meet with Dr. Keyes again and go over your treatment plan again in case you have any last-minute questions or concerns. You will also meet with our Anesthesiologist who will administer your anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.

Dr. Michael Keyes will make a small incision either under the chin or inside of the mouth so as not to leave any visible scars. This will create a pocket for the chin implant to be positioned and secured. The incisions will then be closed using sutures. After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will receive post-operative instructions and be monitored by the medical staff.

Procedure timeline

Contact

The first step to getting your Chin Implant is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation. Before you consult with Dr. Keyes, you will need to meet our Patient Care Coordinator to discuss your aesthetic goals and eligibility.

Consultation

At your scheduled consultation, Dr. Keyes will take into account your facial proportions, balance, and overall aesthetic goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. Once you both agree on the procedure plan, our patient coordinator will work with you to schedule your surgery.

Pre-operative preparation

Before your implant surgery, you will be required to get some labwork performed, such as a blood test and an EKG, to ensure that there are no underlying health issues that create unnecessary risks. We do offer these tests at our facility for a small fee. You should also supplement your diet with high-protein shakes in the days leading up to your procedure. You are also strongly encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes quitting smoking and consuming alcohol. You will also need to have your prescriptions filled before your surgical day and bring them in with you.

Surgery

When you arrive, Dr. Keyes and our Anesthesiologist will speak with you to go over the details with you and answer any lingering questions you may have. Dr. Keyes will also take this time to make any markings he will use as a guide for your procedure before sending you to the Operating Room. During the surgery, which is performed under either local or general anesthesia, a small incision is made either under the chin or inside the mouth, and a customized implant is carefully positioned and secured to augment the chin. Chin implant surgery typically takes about an hour to complete.

Recovery

You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the chin and jawline, and the surgical area may feel tight. A strict post-op plan needs to be followed including taking prescribed medications, using cold compresses to reduce swelling, keeping your head elevated while sleeping, and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks. You will need to be on a soft food diet until further notice. Dr. Keyes will provide you with a medicated mouthwash you will need to use until the bottle is empty.

Post-operative appointments

The day after your procedure, you will need to return so a nurse can observe your initial healing and change any bandages if needed. Dr. Keyes will then have you return about a week post-surgery so he can monitor your recovery and remove any bandages. You can expect another appointment about a month or two later, followed by another one three months post-surgery, then again six months later. We may ask to take some photos during one of your later appointments to show you the healing results.

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Chin Implant recovery

Recovering from Chin Implant surgery requires some time and patience. After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the chin and jawline. The surgical area may feel tight, and you may have difficulty fully opening your mouth initially.

It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Keyes to ensure a smooth recovery. This will include taking prescribed medications, using cold compresses to reduce swelling, keeping your head elevated while sleeping, and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks.

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How much does a Chin Implant cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of a Chin Implant surgery in Miami, FL, can vary depending on several factors, including the specific technique used, and the case’s complexity. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Keyes to discuss your goals and determine an accurate cost estimate for your Chin Implant procedure.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

Michael Keyes, M.D. is a plastic surgeon and the founder of Celebrity Plastics, with a combined following of over 370K+. He has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today, Vox.com, and many more. Dr. Keyes is a member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA. Dr. Keyes specializes in facial aesthetic procedures including Chin Implants, facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and non-invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers.

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