*Dr. Jamali does not perform chin implants.
In terms of facial anatomy, the chin is one of the most prominent contributors to the balance of the face. The chin and jawline, though not always considered by the average person when examining the aesthetics of their face, are an important part of the profile that can be enhanced through surgery. Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, can help to achieve facial balance through the use of implants or bone surgery (sliding genioplasty), please note that dr. jamali only prefers to do sliding genioplasty, since is more natural and longer lasting procedure.. This surgery only take 1 hour for for Dr. Jamali to perform. Patients stay in the office for 3-4 hours to recover and then go home with an escort.
Chin Augmentation surgery with implants
In the case of a weak chin, augmentation with an implant can help to increase the prominence of the chin by addressing size and alignment. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in one of two places. The incision will either be placed just under the chin in the natural crease for optimal discretion or inside the mouth where scars are completely hidden. The tissue of the chin is then gently stretched to create a pocket into which the implant is inserted. Fine sutures are used to close the incision.
Implants are made of synthetic materials. Several sizes and shapes are available to customize the surgery to the anatomy of the patient’s unique face.
Chin Surgery Involving Alteration to Facial Bones
Chins that appear too large can be reduced. Incisions are made in the same locations, but instead of inserting an implant, the surgeon will sculpt the bone until a more pleasing size has been reached.
The appearance of a weak or strong chin can also be affected by orthognathic surgery, which repositions the jaw bones.
Prior to getting a consult with Dr. Jamali, I saw a few other plastic surgeons in the area and they all recommended a chin implant. It wasn't until I did more research on RealfSelf that I found there was another procedure called a sliding genioplasty/chin surgery. Although it took longer to recover, I decided to get a sliding genioplasty over a chin implant since I didn't want something foreign in my body. Plus, I think it'll look more natural. After I made up my mind about getting the procedure, I researched different doctors in NYC that performed it. I always went back to Dr. Jamali because of all the positive reviews and I'm so glad I did because he really is the best. The whole experience has been very good. Dr. Jamali has a very calm and friendly bedside manner. On the first consultation with him, he recommended jaw surgery which would benefit my case the most, but it would take longer to recover and would cost a lot more. I opted for the sliding genioplasty instead. Writing this review now, it has been 2.5 weeks since I had the surgery and I'm recovering very well. The swelling has mostly gone down and I can chew and eat almost anything now. Although I do believe jaw surgery would give me a more drastic change, I don't regret having the sliding genioplasty done at all since there is also a very noticeable change. I just want to thank Dr. Jamali and his AMAZING staff at the office. Everyone was so friendly that it really made this whole experience easier. I knew I would be in good hands after the first consultation. If you're deciding between a chin implant or a sliding genioplasty, I honestly think you should go with the sliding genioplasty. It's more natural since it's your own chin bone that they're using and you don't have to worry about infection or the implant ever moving. I did a ton of research before going through with this and Dr. Jamali really is the best. You really won't regret it. - Side Notes - - I was on a liquid diet for the first 10 days. It sucks but you'll lose some weight. I lost around 10 lbs. - For the first week, my face/neck was swollen. Swelling was the worst on the 2nd and 3rd day. My neck and chest was also bruised. 2.5 weeks later, there's still some slight bruising left on my chest. - Bottom teeth and lip will be numb for about 2 weeks but it slowly gets better. When you talk, it'll sound like you're wearing a retainer/mouth guard or something along the lines of having a lisp. - If you're thinking of how many days off you need to take in order to recover, I think the fastest would probably be 10 days. 14+ days would be ideal and anything less than a week isn't good since there's still some slight swelling/bruising and you'll be talking funny.
Chin reduction is more seen as an aesthetic procedure but done in tandem with other procedures. The overly prominent and large chin can also cause many issues with bite and structure of the lower jaw. If there are issues and underlying causes Dr. Jamali will meet with you and talk about going forward.
Chin Reduction Recovery
Dressings are applied to the area following surgery. These dressings may be removed after two or three days. Some tenderness in the chin may be experienced and chewing is typically difficult initially. The tight sensation usually subsides after about one week. Normal activity may be resumed around ten days, with more strenuous activity being put off for the first few weeks. By the sixth week most swelling should have subsided and the improved balance of the face will be noticeable.