Chin Implant in Beverly Hills
A chin implant is the gold standard solution for people who feel that their chin is too small or hidden from view. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. J has helped countless patients gain the confidence that comes with a chin that’s as strong as their character.
Why You Might Get a Chin Implant
It’s completely unfair, but a “weak” chin tends to be associated with a weak personality in popular culture. Of course, this is as wrong as any other kind of prejudice based on a physical attribute. However, the brutal truth is that most people tend to prefer a proportionally appropriate and defined chin. Moreover, it is always easier to be at your best in every sense of the word when you feel completely comfortable with your appearance.
Quality Over Quantity
When it comes to chins, it’s definitely not a matter of bigger is better. No celebrity we can think of has a bigger chin than comedian Jay Leno but he’d be the first to admit he’s nobody’s sex symbol. It’s a matter of sculpting a chin that truly complements the patient’s facial structure – not too small, not too big, and shaped just right. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., better known as Dr. J, has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and he has helped countless patients obtain a chin that truly suits their features. You can see examples of his outstanding work on his chin implants before and after gallery.
Chin Implant Procedure
No two faces are exactly alike so every chin implant surgery is different. The one thing they have in common is that they use a painstakingly sculpted implant made from silicone or other biocompatible synthetic material. The implant is typically placed through an incision just under the chin. By the time Dr. J’s patients fully recover from surgery, the outcome is both attractive and completely natural in appearance. It may be hard for people who don’t know that an individual has had work done to pick out what’s changed; they often guess that they’ve maybe lost some weight.
In some cases, patients may wish to combine a chin implant procedure with a rhinoplasty (nose contouring) procedure. The benefit of doing the work simultaneously is that it allows Dr. J to ensure that the new dimensions of both the chin and nose are in visual harmony. It will also represent a net reduction in recovery time compared to getting the operations separately.
Procedures are performed in Dr. J’s onsite Platinum Surgical Center with a board-certified anesthesiologist on hand for maximum comfort and safety.
Patients can usually expect to return home or to their hotel the same day. They will, of course, need to be driven home and should not be left alone the first night following the operation. Most stay with a close friend or relative.
Dr. J will prescribe a course of preventive antibiotics as well as medications to control discomfort, as needed. He will also provide the patient with detailed instructions on what to do during their recovery to ensure the best possible outcome.
It’s normal to experience swelling and patients will need to consume only liquids and extremely soft foods for the first several days after the procedure. It will also be necessary to rinse daily with an antiseptic mouthwash, as instructed by Dr. J.
Patients can typically return to a sedentary job about a week after their procedure. It will, however, be necessary to avoid strenuous activity for roughly six to eight weeks.
As swelling subsides and healing continues, most of the procedure’s effects should be apparent after about three to six weeks. The complete outcome, however, will typically take about three months to show itself.
The important good news is that, once healing is complete, the procedure should last a lifetime. Erosion is known to be fairly uncommon and mostly very minor.
Working with Dr. J
Plastic surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills is as competitive as it gets. Dr. J has nevertheless stood out as one of the very finest doctors in the specialty. He has garnered a worldwide reputation for excellence, mostly thanks to delighted former patients who sing his praises on sites like Yelp and RealSelf.
When it comes to a doctor’s background and training, it’s widely agreed that patients should only consider board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. J takes it a step further, however, and is double board-certified. That means he has met the rigorous standards of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Most physicians in the field are only certified in plastic surgery but Dr. J believes that also regularly proving his skills and knowledge in general surgery offers him the largest possible toolkit to help ensure superb outcomes for all of his patients.
If you’re seriously considering a chin implant or any other procedure – or combination of procedures — contacts our offices to set up an initial consultation with Dr. J. Just call the number on your screen or visit our contact page.