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Chin Implant

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A weak or recessed chin is a common source of self-consciousness for both men and women. Poor definition of the jawline can create an overall lack of facial balance. By enhancing the chin, the face can be improved in its overall proportions. Men can enjoy a stronger and more masculine appearance, while women may look more elegant and symmetrical. This can be achieved through the use of a chin implant. In the Detroit area, Dr. Rouchdi Rifai offers customizable chin augmentation surgery using chin implants.

What is a Chin Implant?

A chin implant is a customizable silicone implant device added to the chin to enhance the overall contour of the face. These implants range in size and shape and can be tailored to the individual’s anatomy and goals for the procedure. Using a chin implant, patients can permanently add definition to their chin and jawline. Chin implants are surgically placed by an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rifai.

How is the Chin Implant Procedure Performed?

Chin implant surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Dr. Rifai makes incisions within the mouth so that patients are left with no visible scarring. Through these incisions, a small pocket is created to make room for the implant. The silicone implant is then inserted and molded to the shape of the natural bone of the chin. With the implant secured in place and shaped to meet the patient’s goal results, incisions are then closed using dissolvable sutures.

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Who is a Candidate for a Chin Implant?

Most patients who have a recessed chin or who wish to have a more defined chin and jawline are good candidates for a chin implant. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Rifai will ensure that you are a safe candidate by first reviewing your health history. He will also review your goals and expectations to determine whether chin implant surgery is your best option. In some cases, another procedure may be recommended, or Dr. Rifai may create a surgical plan involving multiple procedures to best meet your goal results. Procedures that pair well with or make good alternatives to chin implant surgery can include:

In addition to these considerations, a chin implant may be recommended for patients who are choosing other facial plastic surgery procedures in order to maintain an overall balanced appearance. This is especially true for patients who undergo rhinoplasty.

Recovery After Chin Implant Surgery

Chin implant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in most cases, meaning patients can immediately return home after their surgery is complete. Common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, and some discomfort. This can be alleviated using pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Rifai. Sutures used in chin implant surgery are typically dissolvable, so there is no need to see Dr. Rifai to remove them. However, he will monitor your healing through postoperative appointments. Full recovery can take up to 6-8 weeks, however, most patients are ready to return to normal routines such as work within about a week of their surgery.

What Our Patients Say

“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”

- ML

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about chin implant surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifai. Call (248) 723-9370 or contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery online.

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