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Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Chin Enhancement

Based in New York City

Chin enhancement, or mentoplasty, refers to building up a “weak” chin to balance facial structures. This is more important aesthetically than one assumes on first consideration. Chin and cheekbones are often the basics of a beautiful, or handsome face. A strong chin can balance a large nose, and often is suggested when doing nasal reduction surgery. I usually insert a small silicone implant from inside the lower lip. There are no visible scars and the result is instant. Post operatively there is a tape dressing for several days. Complications are few, and should be discussed fully prior to surgery.

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A significant number of people who have needed Rhinoplasty often opt for a chin enhancement to achieve balance. Although chin implants are well tolerated, I have been enhancing the chin by means of fat transfer whenever possible. The results are very natural, pain free, and because the chim is largely muscular, the percentage of permanent graft result is high. The procedure is subtle and easily tolerated, with little, or no, down time. Therefore it is also great for simply strengthening a slightly weak chin.

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In recent years I have been enhancing the chin with fat grafting, which is fast and elegant. The down side is not all the fat survives and the procedure usually has to be performed twice.

Chin Enhancement Recovery Period

Once you are discharged and back home, you will have to sleep on your back and elevate your head. This will have to be done for 2 weeks to help control swelling and let the incision heal faster.

The recovery period for a stand-alone chin augmentation procedure is minimal. You can get back to work within a week of the procedure. There is little discomfort, and any pain can be managed with pain medication and a cold compress.

Results will be visible almost immediately but are more discernible a month after the surgery once the swelling subsides. Chin implants offer permanent results and will not change even if your face does due to the aging process. The risks associated with this surgery are minimal.

Chin Enhancement Cost

The cost of your chin enhancement in NYC will be determined by the type of chin augmentation performed and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Imber will go over chin enhancement using implants and chin enhancement through fat grafting in order to determine which option is right for you. Our team will go over the cost of each option and let you know about the payment options available to you.

Your Chin Enhancement will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

Chin Enhancement FAQ’s

What is Chin Enhancement?

Chin enhancement, or mentoplasty, refers to building up a “weak” chin to balance facial structures. Although chin implants are well tolerated, I have been enhancing the chin by means of fat transfer whenever possible. The results are very natural, pain free, and because the chin is largely muscular, the percentage of permanent graft result is high. The procedure is subtle and easily tolerated, with little, or no, down time. Therefore it is also great for simply strengthening a slightly weak chin.

What are the goals of a Chin Enhancement?

The goal of a chin enhancement is to balance the features of the face. Chin and cheekbones are often the basics of a beautiful, or handsome face. A strong chin can balance a large nose, and often is suggested when doing nasal reduction surgery.

What type of anesthesia will I receive?

A Chin Enhancement with fat transfer is a simple office procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.

How long will recovery take?

There may be some swelling but most patients recover quickly.

Are there any non-invasive alternatives?

No, there aren’t any less invasive alternatives.

Why do I need a board certified plastic surgeon?

A board certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will there be any scarring?

No there won’t be any scarring with a fat transfer.

How much does a Chin Enhancement cost?

Any question you have regarding procedure costs can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!
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Schedule Your Consultation

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and would like to know more about chin augmentation surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber. Dr. Imber will listen to the aesthetic issues you have with the appearance of your chin and ask what your desired results are so he can let you know if you are a good candidate for Chin augmentation in NYC. Your Chin Enhancement will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

Testimonials

  • "I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

  • "I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

  • "Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

  • "He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

Testimonials

"I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

 

"I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

 

"Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

 

"He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

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