When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses without realizing a “weak chin” may contribute to the facial imbalance they see. Actually, changes in chin size or shape may enhance a profile as much as rhinoplasty. The procedure can also lengthen the appearance of the neck, thus improving the results of facelift procedures. Accordingly, to achieve facial balance and harmony, Dr. Elizabeth may recommend a chin procedure in addition to complement a nose or facelift procedure.
The incision is camouflaged in the natural crease line just under the chin, so that the scar will be virtually imperceptible. The implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like the natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to best suit your face.
The length of time the procedure takes depends on several factors, but is usually less than an hour. You can expect some swelling, bruising and numbness for a few weeks following surgery. During the recovery period, you’ll want to eat softer foods and protect your face from bumps and other injuries.
*Disclaimer: Every case is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker will discuss the results you can expect.
What Dr. Whitaker's Patients Are Saying:
*"Thank you for your delicate work. I can look in the mirror today and say that I am glad to be out and about with confidence. I have yet to live the "old-type" life and am very active in many organizations and activities. My face now matches that attitude!"
*"I wanted to formally thank you for my facial work. I love it!!! It's hard not to tell everyone! And believe me I have got a lot of interest!"
*"Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is compassionate and caring about her patients and their results. She takes the time to listen to your expectations, making sure they are realistic. She guides you through the healing process and addresses any concerns you have with kindness and caring. And she delivers amazing results! I couldn't be more pleased!!!!"
*"Dr. Whitaker is great. She listens to what you want and never pushes. The results were wonderful and everything I asked for. I have seen her now for 4 different procedures. All had great results. I would highly recommend her for any procedure you might be in search of. I would never go to anyone else."
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