Chin implant in Charlotte NC by experienced rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon

Get a chin implant in Charlotte NC

If you have a weak or underdevloped chin, one way to make a permanent improvement in your appearance is to get a chin implant in Charlotte NC. The chin is the tentpole of the neck muscles, and making it stronger can firm up your whole neckline. It can also balance the face. In about one in five cases, a patient seeking rhinoplasty actually needs a chin implant, or mentoplasty, instead of or in addition to the nose job. A strong, well-made chin can make a man or a woman look strong, decisive and purposeful.


How a chin implant is done

The first step in getting a chin implant in Charlotte NC is selecting the right implant. Sometimes one has to be custom-made, while other times a pre-made one will be suitable. Then the surgeon makes an incision in your chin, creates a pocket on your chin bone and inserts the implant into place. This procedure usually takes less than an hour. The chin implant is permanent, eventually becoming interlinked with the bone of the lower jaw.


You should have your sutures removed five to six days later. There may be some swelling and bruising around the chin and neck, which will last for a week to ten days. During this time, there may also be some stiffness when smiling or talking, but this will also pass. Your surgeon will prescribe oral antibiotics before and after the procedure to prevent infection.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to in order to get a chin implant in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has done only facial plastic surgery since 1988. He hasn’t had to remove a chin implant in twenty years of practice. If you want to get a chin implant in Charlotte NC, call his office today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.