Chin Augmentation in Miami, Fl
Transform your facial harmony with Chin Augmentation by Dr. Andres Bustillo in Miami, FL. This procedure enhances your chin, a key element in facial balance often overlooked. Dr. Bustillo’s expertise in chin augmentation brings symmetry and beauty to your features, ensuring you look and feel your absolute best.
Discover Balanced Beauty with Chin Augmentation Benefits
Chin augmentation is a transformative procedure that goes beyond mere aesthetic enhancement. It’s about creating facial harmony, balancing proportions, and enhancing self-confidence. This procedure tailors the chin to fit seamlessly with your facial features, offering a more defined and proportionate look that complements your natural beauty.
Enhanced Facial Balance
A well-defined chin brings symmetry and balance to your facial features, enhancing your overall appearance.
Chin augmentation creates a more pronounced and contoured profile, offering a striking and attractive side view.
A balanced and aesthetically pleasing chin can significantly uplift your self-esteem, reflecting an outward appearance that aligns with your inner confidence.
Mentoplasty, also known as chin augmentation, is a procedure performed to improve the facial profile. Some patients have a receding chin which can be improved by using an implant to permanently project the chin forward. Mentoplasty is sometimes combined with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty, to further improve facial balance.
The Chin Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure through a small incision in the chin crease. Through this incision, an anatomical implant is placed. The anatomic implants are tapered and blend with the jaw, to give a natural contour.
The incision heals very well and will not be perceptible once it heals. Dr. Bustillo does not place the implant through the mouth because the implants that can be placed through this incision are not anatomic implants. These non-anatomical implants that are placed through the mouth are very small and do not taper, meaning they do not blend with the jaw and can give an unnatural appearance.
Anesthesia Options for Mentoplasty
The chin augmentation procedure can be performed under local anesthesia when done as a stand-alone procedure or when combined with submental liposuction (to remove fat under the chin). If it is combined with a rhinoplasty or a facelift, it is usually done under general anesthesia.
Chin Implant Recovery Timeline
Most patients are able to return to work 5 days after chin augmentation. Typically, there is mild swelling and minimal to no bruising.
The patient returns home the same day of the surgery. The patient returns to the office five days after the procedure to have the small stitches removed from under the chin. Patients can usually return to school or work that day and can resume exercise three weeks after the procedure.
Chin Augmentation Risks and Complications
The possible complications that can occur with chin augmentation are infection, malposition (placed wrong), and decreased sensation of the lower lip.
Malposition is rare and is treated by repositioning the implant. The loss of sensation that can occur is temporary and usually resolves in 4 weeks.
Why Choose plastic surgeon Dr. Bustillo?
Dr. Bustillo is known as a facial aesthetics authority in Miami. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 17 years in practice and understands how to bring out the best in his patients. He is known for offering natural-looking results from both surgical and non-invasive procedures, prompting his patients to come back again and again.
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor for more than 10 years
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at The New York University
- Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
- General Surgery Internship at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Bustillo usually uses an implant made of solid silicone. This silicone is not the same silicone used in breast implants, which is a liquid or gel-like substance.
The silicone used for chin augmentation has been used for medical implants for over fifty years and has been shown to be one of the safest implants used today. Dr. Bustillo places an anatomical implant that hugs the chin and gives a very natural appearance.
Good candidates for mentoplasty include physically healthy men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of the chin or jaw area. As with any type of plastic surgery, patients must also have realistic expectations.
Dr. Bustillo will personally meet with you during the consultation. He will examine and evaluate you. He will then show you before and after pictures and then explain the surgical procedure from beginning to end.
This explanation will include what surgical technique he will use, where the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia, and a step-by-step explanation of what the recovery will be like. You will then meet with the patient care coordinator, who will explain the scheduling details and the cost.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure in his office-based operating room.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure through a small incision under the chin. Although the mentoplasty procedure can also be performed via an incision in the mouth, Dr. Bustillo prefers the incision under the chin.
This is because the anatomical implants that Dr. Bustillo uses can only be placed via the small incision under the chin. The anatomical implants hug the chin bone and give a more natural appearance.
Dr. Bustillo takes about forty-five minutes to perform the mentoplasty procedure.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure through a small incision under the chin. Although the mentoplasty procedure can also be performed via an incision in the mouth, Dr. Bustillo prefers the incision just under the chin within a natural crease. The incision heals very well and will not be noticeable once it heals.
If you live near Miami, FL, Dr. Andres Bustillo offers mentoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 6705 Red Rd #602, Miami, FL 33143.
The incision placed under the chin will heal well and will not be noticeable once it heals.
Patients do not typically have pain after the procedure. They may have some pressure in the area the first night. This is well controlled with mild pain medication.
The recovery for mentoplasty is rather mild. The surgery is ambulatory, meaning that the patient is allowed to return home the same day of the surgery. Dr. Bustillo does not place any bandages after the mentoplasty procedure. Pain and discomfort are typically minimal. The patient returns on the fifth postoperative day to have the small stitches underneath the chin removed. About seventy percent of the swelling resolves in the first two weeks. The remaining swelling takes about one month to resolve.