YIf you’ve ever felt that you would life a more defined facial silhouette, a chin implant may be the perfect option for you. Chin implants can help complement your facial features, creating natural looking results. Dr. Cornell McCullom is an expert in genioplasty, or “chin implants” and has provided this step by step guide for your convenience.
1) During your initial consultation with your Dr. McCullom it will be determined whether you are a suitable candidate. X-rays of your face and chin will be performed. You will discuss your goals and find out what is realistic.
2) Based on the results, you and your doctor will decide on the best option for implants. There are different types of implants and different ways they can be implanted. Regardless of the type of implant, anesthesia will be used to keep you comfortable. Procedures can last anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on your needs.
3) Following your chin implant, you may experience numbness, bruising, and swelling, all of which are normal. You can expect all of these side effects to subside within a few weeks to a few months, although the recovery period should only last between 1-2 weeks. Dr. McCullom will discuss post operative expectations, so no part of the healing processes will come as a surprise.
4) After the swelling subsides you will be able to notice the results. A chin implant provided by Dr. McCullom will provide a natural and beautiful result, giving you more confidence in your appearance.
Are there risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are a few risks involved, all of which are limited by Dr. McCullom’s expertise. If you are worried about the procedure, it is best to discuss potential risks with your doctor.
Deciding to have cosmetic surgery is often a decision with positive results that will help boost your self-esteem. Dr. McCullom and our entire team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCullom.