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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.

Gerald Imber, MD

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.

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

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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.

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