Dr. Andrew Cohen Discusses the Benefits of Chin Implants with PopSugar Magazine
Chin implants are a popular addition to patients’ choice of plastic surgery procedures that can enhance your facial proportions and revitalize your overall appearance. Our plastic surgeon, Andrew Cohen, MD, was recently featured in an article on PopSugar’s website, where he detailed the benefits of chin implants and what the procedure entails. At Dr. Cohen’s plastic surgery practice, his team offers a wide variety of body, breast, and facial procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty, to name a few. However, his feature on PopSugar focuses on chin implants — a procedure designed to increase facial balance.
“The chin can drop as we get older, or sometimes a person doesn’t have a ‘strong’ chin or has a jaw that is not defined as much as the patient would like,” Dr. Cohen tells PopSugar. According to Dr. Cohen, chin implants are placed through mentoplasty, or chin augmentation. This surgery aims to bring harmony to a person’s facial features by augmenting the chin. With chin implants, the chin and/or jawline can be enhanced with a half-moon shaped, silicone-based implant. An incision is made inside the mouth or beneath the chin in order to gain access to the chin, and the implant is then positioned. The size and shape of the implant can also be adjusted based on a patient’s unique facial proportions to optimize their results. It is often combined with other facial procedures, including a facelift and rhinoplasty.
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that uses IV sedation. Once the incision is made and the implant is set, incisions are closed with sutures and the recovery process begins. Dr. Cohen adds that the recovery time is not very extensive, as patients can expect to return to their regular activities within five to seven days after surgery. Generally speaking, Dr. Cohen estimates that receiving chin implants can cost Encino patients in the range of $9,000 to $11,000 for the entire procedure.
If you want to know more about chin implants or Dr. Cohen’s aesthetic services, contact our practice today!