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Chin and Cheek Reshaping

Chin and cheek reshaping surgery can work wonders for patients who would like to provide improved contour and balance among facial features. Chin augmentation can make the chin appear more prominent and give you a stronger profile, while cheek augmentation can add volume to the cheekbones for greater contour. Chin and/or cheek reshaping can do wonders for your entire facial aesthetic.

Please contact Dr. Steven Yarinsky for more information on chin and cheek reshaping, or to schedule a consultation at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC.

Chin Reshaping

Who is a Candidate?

  • You have a soft or receding chin.
  • Your chin looks too small in comparison with other facial features (such as your nose).
  • You desire a more prominent chin (a “stronger” chin profile).

Intended Result

  • An improved profile.
  • A more attractive jaw line that creates a better balance between your chin and other facial features, such as your nose.

Procedure Description

  • The procedure is done as an outpatient in Dr. Yarinsky’s office facility using local or general anesthesia.
  • An incision is made inside your lower lip or under your chin through which a solid implant is placed, resting against your own chin bone.
  • In an alternative method called sliding genioplasty, a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.

Recuperation and Healing

  • A dressing taped over your chin remains in place for several days.
  • Discomfort rapidly resolves and is easily controlled with oral medication.
  • Swelling, tenderness, and possible chin or lower lip numbness gradually subside over a month or two.

Other Options

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Cheek Enlargement

Who is a Candidate?

  • If you have a desire for more prominent cheek contour.
  • Facial asymmetry.

Intended Result

  • Enhanced cheek contours.

Procedure Description

  • The procedure is done as an outpatient using local with sedation or general anesthesia.
  • A small incision is made under the upper lip or in the lower eyelid and a biologically inert, pre-shaped implant is placed next to the bone.

Recuperation and Healing

  • There are usually no dressings.
  • Initial swelling is usually moderate and gradually disappears over a month or two.
  • Discomfort is mild to moderate and is controlled with oral medications.
  • Sutures in the mouth (if present) dissolve and do not need to be removed.
  • Sutures under the eyelid are removed in 4-5 days.

Other Options

  • Additional procedures that may enhance the result are other facial cosmetic procedures such as Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty, or Chin Augmentation.

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Note
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for you can be determined only at the time of your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Most people are very happy with the results but no specific result can be guaranteed.

These procedures are done at our Joint Commission accredited office facility.

Driving Directions

Many of Dr. Yarinsky’s patients drive from nearby cities seeking his expertise in plastic surgery. For your convenience, we have provided directions to our office from the following locations: