Sydney cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson, believes cheek and chin implants are ideal for rhinoplasty patients who have a receding chin or jawline. When patients seek rhinoplasty or nose surgery...Continue Reading
Chin Implants & Augmentation in Double Bay Sydney
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About The Procedure
Your chin is an integral part of your facial features. If you have a receding or small chin causing your facial features to be out of balance, then chin augmentation with a chin implant might be for you.
People commonly focus on their nose, their eyes or even their lips but do not look at all their features including their chin in combination with one another to create a balanced, attractive appearance. Men in particular, are more aware of their chin as a part of their features as a receding or puny chin can give the face a “weak appearance”. Masculinity is associated with a strong chin and jawline to create chiselled facial features.
Women on the other hand, whilst not wanting to appear strong, require the chin to balance out the face. A receding chin can make the neck appear less tall and sensuous as well as giving the appearance that the nose might be more protuberant than it actually is.
Dr Hodgkinson has been carrying out chin augmentation surgery with chin implants both overseas and in Australia for decades for Sydney patients and from much further afield as well.
When it comes to chin implants, Sydney patients will usually undergo surgery with general anaesthesia in our fully accredited and licensed day surgery centre.
Benefits of chin augmentation surgery with chin implants:
The following benefits of chin implants may mean this is a solution to your aesthetic desires. Chin implants can:
- Improve a recessed or weak chin
- Improve the jawline or neck definition
- Bring the chin into proportion with other facial features , especially your nose
- Create an overall more balanced appearance
- Leave only a small imperceptible scar under your nose.
Chin implants are made of an extremely durable solid silicone in contradistinction to silicone gel used for breast implants. In fact, the same material is used for chin implants that is used for a myriad of other medical devices such as replacement heart valves and brain shunts. These implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the look that the patient is trying to achieve and can even be carved and individualised.
Your Consultation: Finding out if a chin implant is right for you?
A preoperative examination and consultation are conducted as part of our standard process at Dr Hodgkinson’s clinic for Sydney patients and can be done initially via Skype for patients from interstate and overseas. During the consultation, Dr Hodgkinson will review not only that a chin implant will be appropriate for your aesthetic goals but that you are healthy and well and a good candidate for elective cosmetic plastic surgery.
Dr Hodgkinson and his team take patient communication very seriously and work hard to ensure that not only do you understand but that you are well prepared and comfortable with the procedure. Dr Hodgkinson and his staff will show you examples of implants and you can handle them and see how they feel.
Chin implants with Dr Hodgkinson
Dr Hodgkinson is well-experienced in a range of implant and augmentation procedures. He spends a significant amount of prep time with patients to truly understand the work required to achieve their desired result. He also uses a computer program called ‘Alter Image’ which will show the expected results to patients in advance.
Remember, no face is absolutely symmetrical and patients need to be aware that asymmetries may not be correctable with a chin implant alone.
Dr Hodgkinson is a popular choice with patients who are searching for the chin implant procedure, as he received his surgical training from the prestigious Mayo Clinic. With over 30 years experience and two degrees in plastic surgery, Dr Hodgkinson adds credentials from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) to his already impressive resume. He serves on the society’s Scientific Committee and is also the author of the book, ‘Cosmetic Surgery: Just The Facts.’
About Dr Hodgkinson’s facilities
Patients are treated at the Double Bay Day Surgery, a fully licensed day surgery centre that houses state of the art cosmetic and plastic surgical equipment. The highest-quality and safest cosmetic surgery in Sydney experience is guaranteed for every patient with ample time to understand the various needs of everyone provided before a procedure.
The post-operative care provided by our nursing staff is on call 24 hours a day and home care options are available if required.
Our highly skilled staff have been handpicked by Dr Hodgkinson himself, with intensive care anaesthetists, registered nurses, and surgical technicians rounding out the team. The finest care across every procedure is guaranteed to ensure you are completely comfortable throughout your entire surgical journey.