Chin Implant Surgery FAQ
We offer chin implants at our Long Island practice for those who want to enhance their profiles and balance their facial features. A weak chin can be a source of self-consciousness for many people, and chin implant surgery can help to improve the proportions of this important part of the face. Here, you can find answers to some of the most common questions we hear about chin implant surgery.
If you've been considering chin augmentation surgery in New York City or on Long Island, request a consultation with Dr. James Romanelli, or call our office at (631) 424-3600 to schedule an appointment.
Can my chin implant rupture?
No, not the current generation of chin implants. Modern chin implants are made of a solid, yet rubbery form of silicone. This material will not rupture or leak.
How much does chin implant surgery cost?
The cost of chin implant surgery can vary based on several factors. Because of this, it's difficult to provide an accurate quote over the Internet. At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, our pricing guidelines and surgical fees are comparable to other accomplished New York plastic surgeons. When you come in for a consultation, you will be provided with a written quote, and we can discuss financing options.
Can a chin implant move or shift after surgery?
Very rarely. Dr. Romanelli uses a surgical technique that secures the implant to the jawbone, resulting in a permanent placement. Typically, only a major trauma could cause the implant to shift after surgery.
How long do I need to take off from work for chin implant surgery?
The recovery following chin implant surgery is generally easier than the recovery following other cosmetic surgeries of the face. Most patients will feel well enough to be up and mobile the evening of surgery, although you may opt to take 2 or 3 days off from work to give swelling the chance to go down. If your surgery required an incision in the mouth, dissolvable sutures will be used, and you might require a soft diet for several days. If your incision was made under the chin, you may need to have sutures removed at a follow-up appointment in about a week.
Can I combine chin implant surgery with other procedures?
Yes. Chin implant patients often combine their procedure with rhinoplasty, or a nose job, to achieve better facial harmony. Keep in mind, though, that combining your chin implant surgery with another surgery will likely lengthen your recovery time. Dr. Romanelli will provide you with an accurate timeline during your consultation.