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What Is Chin Augmentation?

Technically known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, chin surgery is performed to enhance the size, shape, and projection of the chin.

Chin Augmentation

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.

Chin Reduction

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.

How Is Chin Augmentation Performed?

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.

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.

When Will I See My Results?

You will see results within approximately two to four weeks after surgery, when swelling and bruising subside. Residual swelling will slowly subside over the next several months.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Our Portland chin augmentation results are long-lasting. Although the aging process will continue to affect your facial appearance, your enhanced chin contours should not change.

Chin Augmentation in Portland

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We are excited to announce we are now treating patients for all procedures and surgeries. After a month of optimizing our Covid-19 protocols, we are confident in our ability to offer a safe clinic and operating room setting for our patients and staff. We have instituted disinfection methods, enhanced air purification, and the use of personal protective equipment. We will continue to offer in-office and virtual consultations.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, the following modifications to the patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. 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.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. 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.
  6. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  7. Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. See you soon.

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