Give Your Chin the Spartacus Treatment

Chin ImplantIf you’ve recently watched Spartacus or some other Kirk Douglas movie, you may now look at your face in the mirror and feel inferior. But, in reality, who else has a chin like Kirk Douglas?

You can…if you come to Dr. Saltz for chin augmentation.

Who needs a new chin?

Some of us have never been fond of our chin. It’s weak, lacking definition, and without much projection. Some people even see their chin as receding. Chin surgery is usually used for augmentation, but is can also reduce a chin that is overly large or protrudes too much.

What’s the procedure like?

Dr. Saltz has two choices for where to make the incision to insert the implant(s). He can make the incision under the chin (submental) or inside the mouth (intraoral). Implants come in different shapes and are usually made of silicone or polyethylene. To prepare for the implant, Dr. Saltz makes a pocket in the connective tissue inside the chin, being careful to avoid the major nerve in the area. The procedure is pretty straightforward, taking just 30 to 45 minutes.

Dr. Saltz can also perform what is known as genioplasty, a repositioning of the chin bones to achieve the desired projection or to reduce size.

Augmentation can also be achieved with dermal fillers, particularly Perlane and Restylane. Unlike implants, fillers provide only temporary results as the body absorbs the filler material over time. Still, fillers can be a great way for a patient to “demo” a new chin before opting to have the permanent solution of implants.

Recovery

Obviously, your results are immediate. Patients typically feel slight numbness in the chin and the lips, as well as swelling and bruising in the area after the procedure. This generally passes in a few days. Most patients can return to work and day-to-day activities in a week or so.

Want to give your chin the Spartacus treatment? Call Dr. Saltz at his Park City or Salt Lake City offices and schedule a consultation.

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