Other Facial Procedures
Chin Augmentation and Otoplasty in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area
Facial plastic surgery with Dr. Alfred Antonetti can provide individuals with more balanced facial features. Whether seeking rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or otoplasty, every patient of our Dallas / Fort Worth – area practice receives personalized care. For patients who are interested in rejuvenating their appearance, our skilled plastic surgeon also offers facelift and eyelid surgery. Many patients choose to combine two or more facial procedures for a complete makeover.
To schedule an informative consultation regarding facial cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, contact our plastic surgery center today.
A weak chin can detract from an otherwise attractive profile. Fortunately, chin augmentation can increase the size of the chin, creating a stronger jaw line and balancing other facial features. In some cases, a weak chin can place too much emphasis on the nose. Fortunately, this procedure can make the nose look smaller and improve the proportions between the nose and chin. Chin augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty for more dramatic results.
Like other cosmetic surgeries, chin augmentation can be customized, depending on a patient’s specific needs. Chin augmentation does not affect a normal dental bite, but it can be performed in conjunction with jaw surgery to correct the bite, if necessary.
As with any surgery, most patients experience swelling and bruising of the chin area after the augmentation procedure. Applying cold compresses during the first couple of days may help the swelling and bruising to subside. Chin augmentation patients are also advised to rest with their head and torso elevated after surgery. Moving around is usually beneficial, as it stimulates the circulation and reduces swelling; however, patients should take care to avoid any strenuous activities for the first few weeks after surgery.
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
Large or protruding ears can be a cause of great self-consciousness, especially for children and teens. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can reduce the size of the ears, pinning them closer to the head. Ear surgery can make a dramatic improvement in a person’s appearance, easing social tensions and boosting self-esteem.
Ear surgery is most often performed on children over the age of five. Younger children should postpone having otoplasty until their ears have finished growing. Teenagers and adults can have ear surgery as well.
Because the otoplasty procedure is tailored to suit the needs of each individual patient, the details of the surgery may vary. Protruding ears may be “pinned back,” while ears that are disproportionate to the patient’s facial features may be reshaped or made smaller.
Most otoplasty patients report a high level of satisfaction with their results. Some asymmetry and slight differences in size are normal and mimic the natural appearance of people’s ears. Dr. Antonetti can help patients (or their parents) prepare for surgery and can answer any questions they may have.
Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Center
Individuals who are considering chin augmentation or otoplasty are encouraged to contact our Plano TX practice for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Antonetti.