Why choose Dr. Stoeckel?
Dr. Stoeckel can complete a chin augmentation surgery with either deep sedation anesthesia or even with just local anesthetics in the Wake Plastic Surgery private surgical suite. He uses Implantech facial implants to achieve a natural but enhanced facial appearance.Dr. Stoeckel's Chin Implant Results
How does chin augmentation improve someone’s appearance?
A medium sized chin implant has created a stronger jawline.
For men, a stronger jawline is often considered more masculine. Chin augmentation is a popular procedure for many male patients because of this. The procedure can often create a subtle improvement in overall facial appearance.
Chin augmentation has restored preferred facial proportions.
Chin augmentation can correct the proportions of the face. The proportions of each of the facial features is much more important than the aesthetics of any of the features on their own. Many patients that present to discuss nose surgery find out that the nose is normal, but the chin is weak. Augmentation of the chin can often make a “large” nose appear “normal” because the proportions of the face are corrected. It is actually the proportion of the nose to the chin that is important and not so much whether the chin or the nose is big or small.
Most people would agree that this patient appears more assertive and confident after his chin augmentation procedure.
Correcting a weak jawline with a chin implant can often make a person appear more confident. People sometimes assume that others with diminutive chins are timid and lack assertiveness. A stronger jawline can often send an impression of higher confidence.
Another example of correcting facial proportions with chin and nose surgery.
For women, chin augmentation can also enhance the appearance of confidence and independence. Chin augmentation is often combined with rhinoplasty surgery; reducing the nose and enhancing the chin can bring facial proportions back into harmony.
Where are the scars and how is the implant placed?
Dr. Stoeckel uses a submental approach for chin implants which places about a 3 cm scar on the undersurface of the chin. Implants can also be placed with an intra-oral approach, which avoids an external scar, but there is a slightly higher risk for both infection and nerve injury. For these reasons, Dr. Stoeckel prefers the submental approach. The scar is very well hidden and difficult to visualize in most patients. The example on the right is a scar that is 1 month old and later at 6 months after surgery.
How difficult is the recovery?
Most patients have very little recovery time. Some patients have bruising that resolves after 7-10 days, but many patient have no bruising at all. The most conspicuous part of the recovery is wearing the compression garment for the first week. Pain is minimal for most patients.