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Lower face

chin

Enhance and augment the shape of the chin for a dramatic improvement in appearance of the facial structure

Embrace the innovation and artistry of cosmetic surgery at Wenzel Facial Plastic Surgery, where we specialize in advanced chin and lower-face procedures for patients in the Western North Carolina area.

Dr. Wenzel takes a patient-focused approach, integrating the latest technologies with his deep understanding of facial aesthetics. From chin augmentation to submentoplasty procedures, we offer a comprehensive range of advanced techniques tailored to your unique goals. Our commitment to personalized care means we listen attentively to your concerns and goals, guiding you through every step of your transformative journey. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our advanced options.

Chin & Lower Facial Implants

WHAT IT IS

Chin and lower facial implants are specialized medical devices made from biocompatible materials to mimic the feel of natural bone and tissue. These implants are designed to enhance or augment the face’s physical structure and bring balance to features by adjusting the proportions of the chin, jawline, and lower face.

The goal of chin and lower facial implants is not to completely alter your appearance but to provide a more defined or prominent structure that complements the face’s existing features. Whether the chin is too small, lacks projection, or the patient wishes to add strength to a weak or receding jawline, these implants can be a transformative solution. At Wenzel Facial Plastic Surgery, we believe that even subtle changes can significantly enhance your natural beauty, and chin and lower facial implants are among the most effective options for creating distinct yet natural facial contours.

HOW IT WORKS

The process for chin and lower facial implants begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Wenzel to determine the most appropriate size and type of implant. The procedure is performed either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, where an incision is made inside the mouth or under the chin. The implant is then carefully inserted and positioned over the bone along the lower jaw. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures, and a compression garment may be placed around the treated area to support healing and reduce swelling.

As the treated area heals, the implant becomes integrated with the surrounding tissue, providing a permanent enhancement to the structure of your lower face. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your chin and lower facial implant options.

Chin Augmentation with Injectable Fillers

WHAT IT IS

Chin augmentation with injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers, involves using safe and FDA-approved fillers to add volume, shape, and definition to the chin area. This procedure is ideal for individuals who want a more prominent or well-defined chin but prefer a non-invasive alternative to surgical interventions like chin implants.

Dr. Wenzel will assess your unique facial anatomy and discuss desired outcomes to create a customized treatment plan. By strategically placing the injectable fillers, we can enhance the contours of your chin, improve facial symmetry, and achieve a more balanced facial profile. The results are natural-looking and can last several months, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced chin and newfound confidence.

Options we offer:

  • Revance® RHA® Dermal Fillers
  • JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers
  • RESTYLANE® Line of Fillers
  • Sculptra® Filler
  • Radiesse® Family of Dermal Fillers

 

HOW IT WORKS

During the chin augmentation procedure, Dr. Wenzel will carefully administer the appropriate FDA-approved injectable filler to augment and shape the chin. The fillers, made of safe and biocompatible materials, are precisely injected into specific areas of the chin to achieve the desired results. The minimally invasive procedure typically requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities shortly after.

Dr. Wenzel meticulously administers injectable fillers at our clinic in Western North Carolina with precision and artistry, ensuring natural-looking results. Schedule a consultation to determine whether chin augmentation with injectable fillers suits your aesthetic goals.

Submentoplasty

WHAT IT IS

Among our wide range of cutting-edge procedures, Submentoplasty stands out as an effective, minimally invasive option for those seeking to permanently address concerns in the submental region, commonly known as the area of the neck beneath the chin. By focusing on refining and rejuvenating this area, our patients can achieve a more youthful and contoured appearance.

Submentoplasty is a specialized procedure designed to target excess fat, loose skin, and laxity in the platysma muscles beneath the chin. These factors can contribute to the appearance of a “double chin” or “turkey neck,” often leading to dissatisfaction with one’s profile. With Submentoplasty, Dr. Wenzel can artfully sculpt and refine the jawline and neckline, creating a more defined and youthful look.

HOW IT WORKS

Submentoplasty is a highly targeted procedure involving liposuction and platysma muscle tightening to effectively treat the submental area. Dr. Wenzel begins the procedure by making a small, well-concealed incision beneath the chin, through which he can carefully remove any unwanted fat deposits using advanced liposuction techniques. Following this, he meticulously tightens the platysma muscles, which often become lax and contribute to the appearance of a “turkey neck” or “double chin.” By addressing both the excess fat and the underlying muscle structure, we’re able to sculpt a more defined, contoured jawline and neckline, resulting in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the Submentoplasty procedure.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

During the consultation, Dr. Wenzel will address your goals, expectations, medical health, and budget to determine which procedure is right for you.

Chin and Lower Face Implants: The results are designed to enhance the facial structure permanently. However, they can be removed or replaced if necessary or desired in the future.

Chin Augmentation With Injectable Fillers: The duration of results varies depending on the type of filler used and individual factors. Generally, dermal fillers provide results lasting anywhere from several months to over a year. Regular maintenance treatments can help prolong the effects.

Submentoplasty: The results of submentoplasty are designed to be long-lasting. While this procedure cannot halt the natural aging process, it can set back the clock by several years. Regular skin care, healthy lifestyle choices, and sun protection can further extend the longevity of your results.

The recovery period can vary depending on the specific procedure and the patient’s healing process. Generally, most patients can return to normal activities within one to two weeks following surgery. Swelling and bruising typically subside within the first week, while complete healing may take several weeks.

Chin and Lower Face Implants: Most patients can return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks after the procedure. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a month. Our team provides each patient with comprehensive post-operative care instructions and support to ensure a smooth recovery.

Ideal candidates for chin and lower face implants are individuals who feel their chin or lower face is underdeveloped, overly prominent, or not in balance with their other facial features. Candidates should be in good overall health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcomes.

As with any surgical procedure, chin and lower face implants have some risks, including infection, implant shifting, unfavorable scarring, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic results. Our clinic takes all necessary precautions to minimize these risks and prioritize patient safety and satisfaction.

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Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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