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What is Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)?

What is Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)?

What is Mentoplasty Chin Surgery? | Burbank Plastic Surgery | GlendaleFor individuals who feel that their chin is not shaped well in relation to the other facial features may consider chin cosmetic surgery as an excellent option. Depending on the patient’s needs, chin augmentation or chin reduction surgery may be recommend to make the chin more appealing and proportion to the rest of the face.

Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board certified otolaryngologist Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides chin surgery or mentoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yavrouian will determine the appropriate chin surgery to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.

 

Chin Augmentation

Chin enhancement cosmetic surgery is designed to add more substance to a weak chin to create balance with other facial features. The neck may appear fleshy if the chin is undermined, and the nose may appear more accentuated. Implants are usually inserted to enlarge the chin and bring it in harmony with the overall facial structure.

Chin implant placement can be a very effective solution for women and men who want to augment the size and shape of their chin. Good candidates for chin implants ma include patients with a recessed chin, squared or pointed chin, prominent nose, or a fleshy neck.

Chin augmentation procedure will add definition to the jaw. Chin implant procedure is often performed together with nose surgery for optimal aesthetic benefits. Sometimes cheek implants or lip enhancement may also be performed in conjunction with chin implant surgery.

If the chin is recessive, the procedure will involve placement of chin implants in the desired position to supplement the existing bone at the front of the jaw. The implant sits beneath the skin and provides a sustainable boost to the definition and strength of the chin. Patients can expect to achieve an attractive, proportioned facial look that appears completely natural.

 

Chin Reduction

If the chin appears excessively large in relation to other facial features, the surgeon may recommend chin reduction surgery. This will involve moderate reshaping of the bone and other structural tissues to provide a more balanced contour to the face. This procedure does not involve implants, and can create very natural looking results.

Chin reduction surgery begins with the surgeon placing an incision under the chin or inside the mouth. The bone at the tip of the chin is detached and then reshaped. Excess bone is removed to create a proportionate chin contour. The tip is then repositioned, and incisions are closed with sutures to complete the surgery.

When performed by an expert surgeon, chin reduction can enhance appearance of the chin and face. Balance between the chin and the nose can be more harmonious as the procedure will create equal proportion between the two. The procedure is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty or facelift surgeries to produce optimal outcomes.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for chin surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Preparing for Facelift Surgery

Preparing for Facelift Surgery | Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery | GlendaleA patient with proper preparation for facelift cosmetic surgery can stay more relaxed and healthy before, during and after the procedure. Preparation starts from the pre-operative consultation, which is an important part of the process.

Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board certified otolaryngologist Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides facelift surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Pre-op Instructions

If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to stop smoking at least two to three weeks prior to the facelift cosmetic surgery. Smoking inhibits the free flow of oxygen in the body, which could increase the risk of surgical complications as well as delay the recovery. The surgeon will also instruct the patient to stop taking certain drugs and nutritional supplements such as aspirin, blood thinners, vitamin E and herbal meds, which can also interfere with the surgery and recovery process.

 

Health Assessment

The surgeon will ask questions and perform a general examination of the patient’s face, neck, and other areas. To determine the patient’s suitability for facelift, the surgeon will evaluate their general health condition, medical history, previous surgeries in the face or neck area, skin type, allergies, and the patient’s personal aesthetic goals for facelift surgery.

The patient should be frank and forthcoming during this exercise, and inform accurately about their health history and habits such as smoking, alcohol, or drugs. Certain underlying health conditions can increase the risk during facelift surgery. Therefore, it is critical that the surgeon should be aware of any pre-existing conditions or concerns.

 

Surgical Planning

Once the surgeon has determined the candidacy of the patient for facelift, they will work closely with the patient to create a customized surgical plan. The plan will include:

  • The type of facelift technique
  • The type of anesthesia to be applied
  • The location, size and number of incisions
  • How the incisions will be closed
  • Where the surgery will be performed
  • What will be the estimated duration of surgery
  • Whether it will be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Whether any other procedures will be combined with it
  • The estimated recovery period

The cost estimate for the facelift procedure can also be prepared at this stage when the customized surgical plan is ready. The surgeon or the administrative team may guide the patients with regard to insurance and financing aspects related to facelift. Dr. Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing facelift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.

 

Practical Preparation

Once the patient is aware of the estimated downtime involved following a facelift, they may apply for leave from work well in time. They should also make prior arrangements for transportation and after-care.

It may be an astute and golden idea to make a “recovery kit” which will allow them to have the basic items and medications ready at hand during the immediate post-operative phase. For the recovery period, the patient should keep themselves free from any pressing tasks at home or workplace that may involve extra physical strain.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon

Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon | Pasadena Cosmetic SurgeryThe face is aesthetically the most attractive part of a person’s appearance. It is critical to choose the right surgeon when one is considering any facial cosmetic surgery procedure such as facelift. The patient should feel free to ask any questions during the pre-operative facelift consultation to clear all their doubts and concerns.

A patient with clear understanding of the procedure will have more reasonable expectations and less anxiety throughout the treatment process.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a board certified otolaryngologist. Dr. Yavrouian will address all questions of the patient accurately and in proper details. He provides facelift surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Important Questions to Ask

The patient should ideally prepare a list of important questions that they want to ask during the facelift cosmetic surgery procedure. If you do not ask them, no one else will for you. Some of the key questions may include:

  • Are you a trained plastic surgeon or a general surgeon?
  • Do you have specialized training in the area of facial surgery?
  • How many years of training and experience do you have in plastic surgery procedures?
  • Have you performed facelift surgeries in the past, and what is your patient satisfaction rate?
  • Do you have hospital privileges for facelift, and where would you perform my surgery?
  • Is your team of medical assistants adequately trained?
  • From where do you receive a majority of your patients?
  • Am I a good candidate for facelift surgery?
  • Is it possible to replace facelift with lesser invasive or non-invasive treatment alternatives?
  • What would you call an excellent, average, and poor outcome from facelift surgery?
  • Will you provide me with facelift before and after photographs of a few earlier patients?
  • Can I talk to one of your staff members to learn more about your practice?
  • Can I have access to a few testimonials of past patients who have undergone facelift or other surgeries?
  • Would you recommend general or local anesthesia in my case for facelift surgery?
  • Is your practice well-equipped to handle any emergency medical situations?
  • Will I be able to meet you personally during all my visits to your office regarding facelift?
  • How long would it take to perform facelift surgery?
  • Do I need to undergo any health exams prior to the surgery?
  • Are there any risks and complications that I should know of?

Additional Guidance

The patient may find more information about the surgeon’s practice over the Internet and social media. Most surgeon’s have their own practice website, which the patient should review in detail. They should also look for comments, reviews, ratings, and feedback about the surgeon on various sites, forums, and social media sites.

If necessary, the patient may also verify the surgeon’s credentials from the state medical board office. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for facelift surgery and other procedures.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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