Why are Lip & Chin Procedures Needed?
Patients have different reasons for undergoing lip and chin surgeries. When it comes to lip enhancements, women have always regarded luscious lips as a very desirable feature for them to have. However, this fact has never been more accurate than it is nowadays due to numerous celebrities and notable influencers who have jumped on this particular trend. This trend is why more people are undergoing plastic surgery to achieve that desirable full pout.
There are also instances where it is not ideal for one to have voluptuous lips especially if it messes with one’s facial symmetry. Surgeons may advise individuals to undergo lip reduction if their lips are more prominent than average and overpower other facial features. Patients can also get lip surgery if their lips have always been thin or if they feel self-conscious about their appearance.
On the other hand, many individuals also choose to improve or enhance their chin for it to look more balanced. Natural chin size, shape, or projection can make one’s nose excessively large or small. These factors can significantly affect nasal appearance. Additionally, people undergo chin procedures to improve a weak chin, enjoy renewed self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as eliminate their double chin.
What are the Different Types of Lip & Chin Procedures Available?
For patients with lip and chin issues, Dr. Jacob Sedgh offers various procedures that can help enhance these particular parts of the face. These procedures include the following:
Chin augmentation can reshape or improve the size of one’s chin. To perform this procedure, surgeons can either place an implant on the patient’s chin or shift or reshape chin bones. Surgeons often perform chin augmentation during rhinoplasty or facial liposuction. They can also perform the procedure during bite correction surgery.
This non-surgical procedure involves enlarging one’s lips through fillers, which augments their fullness and changes how the lips look. Plastic surgeons can inject multiple types of dermal fillers in a patient’s lips or around their mouth. However, products with substances that are similar to hyaluronic acid are the most commonly used fillers for lip augmentation nowadays. Surgeons can also plump up the patient’s lips using other methods such as fat injections and implants.
Plastic surgeons typically perform lip reduction surgery to reduce the volume and size of the lips. In this procedure, the patient’s entire lip area is reshaped by removing skin tissue from the lower or upper lips. Surgeons can also do this on both lips. Individuals who desire to improve their facial appearance are typically considered as candidates for lip reduction surgery. They can either have naturally large lips or lips that became larger than intended due to a previous augmentation procedure.
Other Lip & Chin Procedures
In this particular procedure, surgeons reshape, widen, or push the patient’s chin forward using chin implants. They can perform any of the above through surgery or injection. In surgical augmentation, surgeons will place a plastic material into the patient’s chin and then attach it to their chin bones. They can also improve chin appearance by injecting fillers through needles in non-surgical augmentation.
More often than not, women want to have a more elegant and refined look when it comes to the appearance of their chin. Female chin implant surgery enhances chin shape and appearance in such a way that preserves or improves natural facial femininity. Patients can expect a smaller, more appealing, and more feminine chin from this procedure.
Male chin implant surgery redefines a male patient’s jawline and is one of the greatest secrets to a handsome face. This procedure also adds prominence for a stronger profile and facial symmetry that is naturally masculine.
What Should You Expect from Lip & Chin Procedures?
Once they decide to undergo a particular lip or chin procedure, individuals will need to go through the following stages:
The Initial Consultation
Aside from his surgical expertise and artistic approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Sedgh’s reassuring presence and pleasing personality make him well-known among patients. Individuals can feel more comfortable during their initial consultation with the doctor, thanks to his ideal bedside manner and calm demeanor.
At this stage, Dr. Sedgh will listen carefully to the patient while they discuss their surgical goals and expectations. He will also perform the following steps:
- An interview with the patient about their medical history and lifestyle
- A thorough physical examination
- A detailed explanation of the specific procedure that the patient wants to undergo
- A discussion of his proposed surgical plan for that particular procedure
- Answers to possible questions about the particular surgery
Moreover, overseas patients can arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Sedgh through Skype video conferencing. His team also offers assistance for travel logistics if patients need to travel for a specific procedure. These logistics include aftercare and concierge services.
The Actual Lip & Chin Procedure
Dr. Sedgh uses different approaches for each lip and chin procedure that he offers. For chin augmentation, he may utilize facial implants or dermal fillers or perform chin bone advancement on patients. For non-surgical chin augmentation, the doctor will inject a dermal filler into these areas in small increments. He can also execute surgical augmentation through bone advancement or sliding genioplasty or osseous genioplasty. Both approaches help achieve the patient’s desired prominence by moving the chin bone to an ideal position.
For chin implants, Dr. Sedgh will perform the procedure under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. He will carefully place the implant through an incision inside the patient’s lower lip or below the chin. The doctor can also use screws or sutures to attach the implant to the chin bone. These steps apply to both female and male chin implants.
As for lip augmentation, Dr. Sedgh can administer dermal fillers, lip implants, and fat transfer on patients. A dermal filler can be injected in small increments for natural and controlled results, while a small amount of body fat from a donor site helps create soft, smooth, and full lips. The doctor can also place natural or synthetic implants through small incisions on the corners of the patient’s mouth to augment their lips.
Lastly, the doctor performs lip reduction by creating a horizontal incision in the pink inner portion of the patient’s lips. He will then decrease overall lip volume through excess fat and tissue removal.
The Recovery Period for Lip & Chin Surgeries
Recovery periods for lip and chin surgeries vary between procedures. Most chin augmentation patients can typically return to work and proceed with nearly all other daily activities within a week following the surgery since they experience relatively minimal downtime. Lip augmentation also has little downtime, with patients coming back to work and other activities within a week after the procedure. As for lip reduction patients, the procedure has a much shorter time frame for recovery. Thus, they are expected to take an entire week off work.
Dr. Sedgh will closely monitor patient progress for several days after any of these procedures as part of his commitment to his patients. He will also evaluate their post-operative progress and results personally through a few follow-up consultations. The doctor can conduct these appointments in the doctor’s office or via video conferencing.
Why Choose Dr. Sedgh?
A double-board certified facial plastic surgeon by profession, Dr. Jacob Sedgh has gained two decades of medical training and practical experience at top U.S. medical centers. This allows him to combine an understanding of medical knowledge and surgical skills with a sculptor’s attention and perfectionism. He also provides highly personalized care and results that are supported by broad medical knowledge, skill, and experience. These aspects have deemed him highly reputable for patient care and excellent results.