Chin Implants Enhances Symmetry and Beauty for Growing Number of Plastic Surgery Patients

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New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker discusses chin augmentation using synthetic implants, a small cosmetic procedure that can have a dramatic effect on facial aesthetics for both men and women.

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I’m glad I listened when Dr. Parker suggested a chin implant in addition to my rhinoplasty. I have so much more self-confidence now.

Although few people are aware of the possibility of a chin augmentation, New Jersey cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, has recognized a 50% increase in the number of procedures since 2010 and 25% more visits to the website by searchers interested in chin related procedures. This procedure for men and women enhances facial symmetry, which helps boost confidence. Dr. Parker is a plastic surgeon New Jersey residents trust to complete a chin augmentation.

Today’s chin implants are silicone based and come in many sizes to adapt to the patient’s need. Usually only a ¾” incision is made under the chin which becomes imperceptible after healing. The implant quickly adheres to the jawbone, making it look and feel like a real chin. Depending on the individual, a chin augmentation procedure made be done alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures.

“A chin implant gives you a lot of bang for your buck in plastic surgery. With an experienced surgeon, under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, in about 30 minutes, we can achieve the symmetry and facial balance that many patients may be lacking,” explained Dr. Parker.

Most commonly a chin implant is performed at the same time as rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job. A weak chin can make the nose appear larger or the neck area too fleshy and prominent. By increasing the chin in addition to correcting the other problems, Dr. Parker can achieve better aesthetic facial harmony by working on the jawline, neck, chin and nose if necessary at the same time.

“I’m so happy with my appearance now. I had broken my nose several times and had a big bump as well as breathing issues. I’m glad I listened when Dr. Parker suggested a chin implant in addition to my rhinoplasty. I have so much more self-confidence now,” said Leila – chin implant and rhinoplasty New Jersey patient.

As one of many experienced, board certified plastic surgeons in NJ, Dr. Parker is trained to evaluate your facial features and knows how to improve your overall appearance by creating optimal balance and symmetry. While your nose is the most prominent feature of your face, your jaw and chin tend to balance out the lower face. With a receded chin, the nose tends to appear larger and the neck more fleshy.

“A weak chin in a male tends to be more noticeable than in a female. Males have a more prominent jawline and it’s what gives them a more masculine appearance. For females on the other hand you don’t want to augment a chin too much or the face could become too masculine in appearance,” Dr. Parker stated.

For those interested in a chin augmentation, New Jersey's Dr. Parker states it is a relatively straight-forward procedure. However, it still requires an experienced surgeon with good judgment, precise skills and a good eye for creating the optimal aesthetic balance for the patient’s face.

“We’ve been using extended anatomical silicone chin implants for several years now and they really are quite effective. They create a natural build out of the patient’s chin, providing a natural looking, balanced chin and a high rate of patient satisfaction after the surgery,” said Dr. Parker.

The decision to have facial plastic surgery is a very personal one. When discussing their options with a plastic surgeon, New Jersey residents usually choose this procedure to enhance their appearance. Most women and men want to reduce those premature signs of aging that are causing them to have lowered self esteem and self confidence. Often, by making relatively small changes such as a chin implant, patients are able increase their self-confidence, and improve their self-image dramatically.

“I had a double and receding chin. I felt it made me look older than my 36 years. Dr. Parker gave me a chin implant and did liposuction on my neck. I’m really pleased with the results. I should have done it years ago” – David, chin augmentation and neck liposuction patient.

By combining chin augmentation with other facial plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Parker is better able to achieve a more natural balanced, facial aesthetic appearance. Using a digital imaging system, Dr. Parker can show patients at their consultation how they should look after surgery. Digital imaging technology takes the “fear of the unknown” out of the process. It also educates patients to help understand what their results should look like.

Patients undergoing chin augmentations at the Parker Center are administered a local anesthetic in addition to intravenous sedation by one of our board certified anesthesiologists. Our patients report little to no pain. Sutures on the underside of the chin are removed within five days and will be virtually imperceptible. Most patients say that the swelling and discoloration from the procedures ease after 2 or 3 days and that they returned to normal activities within 3-4 days.

“With the internet, patients today are very educated on cosmetic surgical procedures and what to expect. Our team strives to exceed those expectations in every possible way. From the moment you pick up the phone and call we treat our patients with the utmost respect, provide the highest level of care, before, during and after your procedure,” stated Dr. Parker.

The Parker Center includes a fully accredited, state-of-the-art, on site surgical center, Surgiplex. Patients appreciate that it duplicates the safety of a hospital but in a warmer, more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery Program is our unique set of medical protocols that speeds recovery, lessens discomfort and allows our patients to get back to their busy lives as quickly as possible.

About Dr. Parker
Paul M. Parker, MD is the Medical Director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience and is well known for his surgical results as well as his commitment to patient care and satisfaction. Dr. Parker graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general and plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center.

For more information, contact the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery at (201) 967-1212.

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 967-1212

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