Facial harmony, proportion, and symmetry are considered the most important aspects of facial beauty. At Silkwood Medical in Sydney, Dr Nettle specialises in facial plastic surgery, such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, chin and cheek implants, rhinoplasty, hairline lowering. Chin and cheek implants can reshape your facial features and produce natural-looking results.
A chin implant can be used to balance the proportions of the face. A chin implant is most often used if you have a small lower jaw. An implant can also be used to compensate for a large nose and to help it appear smaller. A wide range of chin implant shapes and sizes are available to suit your particular needs.
A chin implant can be an isolated procedure or combined with other facial surgery. The chin implant is inserted via an incision under the chin crease or through an incision in the mouth. The surgery is performed as a day-stay procedure under general anaesthesia.
Recovery from Chin Implant Surgery
After a chin implant procedure you should be up and about on the same day and back at work within a week. Bruising and swelling is minimal. There is generally little pain associated with the chin implant procedure.
Chin implant surgery is performed in a private, accredited hospital under general anaesthetic with a qualified anaesthetist and usually take approximately 1 hour. You can go home the same day but will require someone to pick you up to care for you at least overnight and take you to Silkwood for your post-op appointments.
Dr Nettle’s surgical fee is approximately $6,000. This does not include the assistant fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital stay and garments if necessary. Dr Nettle and our cosmetic surgery consultant Michelle will discuss the costs with you on the day of your consultation.
As with almost all surgery, moderation is the key to a natural-looking result. While a moderate increase in chin size may be aesthetically beneficial, a very large increase can look artificial and disharmonious. Dr Nettle always strives for natural-looking results in chin implant surgery, and so will carefully assess you to determine the correct chin implant shape and size for your requirements.