For a patient with a small or recessed chin, an implant can completely transform the facial profile.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
· Small or recessed chin
· Normal sized jaw
· Normal “bite” (how the teeth come together)
· Healthy patient
· Reasonable expectations
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
As an independent procedure, a chin implant can be performed under mild sedation and local anesthesia. A small incision is either placed in the mouth or under the chin. The implant is placed over the bone. Implant materials vary. Dr. Jess Prischmann prefers the soft nature of Mersilene Mesh. This procedure can be combined with neck liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, or submentoplasty (neck liposuction).