The size and shape of the chin can have a dramatic effect on facial proportions. A weak chin can adversely affect the overall balance of the face. Dr. Kim performs chin augmentation in Portland, Oregon.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Technically known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, chin surgery is performed to enhance the size, shape, and projection of the chin.
In most cases, Dr. Kim utilizes shaped silicone implants to change the projection and shape of the chin. Chin augmentation in Portland is often recommended for patients having rhinoplasty, as both features play prominent roles in a determining a balanced profile.
Bone may be removed to reduce a chin that is overly projected. In some cases, modifications may be performed to the upper and/or lower jaw to improve chewing dynamics and how the teeth fit together. Chin reduction is performed to reduce an overly prominent chin to a more natural position.
Why Choose Dr. Michael Kim?
Dr. Kim is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon with ear, nose, and throat fellowship training.
With a warm, engaging bedside manner, he is accessible and friendly to his patients.
Dr. Kim’s results are consistently beautiful and natural in appearance.
No one-size-fits-all operation – he has the number one goal of total patient satisfaction.
Implant surgery to augment the chin is generally performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
It typically takes less than one hour to perform unless combined with other procedures such as under chin liposuction, rhinoplasty or facelift surgery.
The surgeon makes a small incision underneath the chin, through which a space is created for the chin implant. After the implant is placed, the incision is closed with sutures and the chin may be bandaged.
How Is Chin Reduction Surgery Performed?
Chin reduction is a relatively simple procedure that can transform your appearance and create a more balanced profile. It begins with an incision inside the mouth (near the lower lip) or under the chin, through which special instruments are used to detach the bone at the tip of the chin.
Excess bone is removed to create properly proportioned contours, and the tip is repositioned and re-attached. The incision is closed with sutures to complete the procedure.
What Is Recovery Like after Chin Surgery?
Most patients can return to normal activities within five to seven days after chin surgery in Portland. You will need to sleep with your head elevated for one to two weeks after surgery to help control swelling, and you may need to adhere to a liquid diet for the first few days. Any discomfort can be controlled with oral pain medication.
As of June 30, 2021, Oregon will lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions. We are very encouraged as we transition into this next phase of recovery. However, given we are a medical facility, we will still adhere to federal guidelines mandating masks in healthcare settings. Please see our updated COVID-19 policy below:
Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
To ensure patient privacy, please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.
We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. See you soon.