Chin Implants in Princeton and Monroe, NJ
A chin implant can reverse the look of a weak chin, giving you a brand new sense of confidence in your appearance. Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay performs chin implants for patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, in the Central New Jersey area at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates.
What Are Chin Implants?
A chin implant is performed to enhance the chin and create more definition in this area. Patients with receding chins or naturally small chins may choose to undergo this procedure to improve their appearance. The chin implant is made out of durable and safe materials, including silicone, Dacron, and Teflon. In some cases, actual bone and tissue may be utilized for the implant.
Benefits of Chin Implants
Every patient has their own reasons for choosing to undergo a chin implant procedure, so the benefits can vary from patient to patient. Common chin implant benefits include:
- Stronger chin
- Increased self-esteem
- A balanced facial appearance
- Minimal scarring
Before and After Photos of Chin Implants
Dr. Scott Kay is committed to helping his patients achieve the results they hope to gain from chin implant surgery. To see before and after photos of the procedures he’s performed, click here.
How are Chin Implants Performed?
Depending on the extent of the procedure, you’ll either receive a local anesthetic injection or be put under general anesthesia. If a single implant is to be made, you’ll receive local anesthesia, and an incision is made in the chin’s natural cleft. The implant is then inserted and positioned, and the opening is sutured.
If bone reconstruction is required, general anesthesia will be administered. This method may require additional incisions in order to perform the necessary improvements, and would be located around the jawline and chin.
Preparing For Chin Implants
To prepare for your chin implant, you’ll receive instructions based on the type of anesthesia you’ll require. You won’t be allowed to eat or drink for a prescribed amount of time before the procedure if you’ll be receiving general anesthesia. If you are put under general anesthesia, you should also arrange for transportation to and from the procedure, as you will not be allowed to drive afterward.
Recovery from Chin Implants
Swelling and bruising in the area should be expected immediately following the procedure. Expect to experience minimal discomfort for the week following chin implant surgery. After a week, patients can return to every day activities.
How Much Do Chin Implants Cost?
Chin implants are typically considered to be an elective procedure, which most insurance companies do not cover. To help make chin implants affordable for New Jersey patients, we accept CareCredit®. To discuss your financial options, feel free to contact us.
Is a Chin Implant Right For Me?
Patients who are good candidates for chin implants are those who are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of their chin. They may dislike their naturally weak or small chin, or have been affected by a defect or injury which has altered the look of the chin.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates For Chin Implants?
Dr. Scott Kay has performed numerous chin implant procedures in his 30+ years in practice, achieving excellent results for his patients. He completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Hospital where he perfected his technique and skill. Dr. Kay understands that patients have personal goals and reasons for undergoing plastic surgery and is committed to helping them achieve their desired look.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Chin Implants
During your consultation, Dr. Kay will review your medical history. You’ll have a chance to discuss with him your reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure and what you hope to achieve. Dr. Kay will evaluate your chin and offer his professional opinion regarding how the chin implant should be performed and what you can expect, as a result.
Since 1993, board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay has been treating patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, at his Central New Jersey area practice. Patients choose Dr. Kay for elite medical and surgical care relating to ear, nose, and throat issues. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.