Dr. Shaw uses a specialized type of implant that is made from a material very similar to our own bones known as Medpor(TM). The advantage of this material over traditional silicone implants is that over time the body incorporates the implant and treats it like your own natural bone. This makes for a safe implant with very little chance of the implant moving over time.
The implant also has a unique shape that tapers outward to cover most of the jawline. This makes for a more balanced and natural appearance and removes any evidence of edges or distinct transition areas.
One Time Procedure
Performed Under General or Local Anesthesia
Resume Normal Activity in 3-5 Days
All procedures are performed by Dr. Shaw himself and can be done with local anesthesia, light sedation, or general anesthesia. The procedures take from 30 minutes to 2 hours and you will be able to rest at home the same day. There is a small scar under the chin which heals very well and is usually not noticeable. There will be swelling and sometimes bruising for about 5 days after your procedure, though this generally improves rapidly. A bandage is worn for the first 24 hours and for a few nights thereafter. Dr. Shaw will provide prescription pain medicine to take if applicable.
Chin Implant patients can expect a more balance facial appearance and improved neck and jaw contouring.
Before & After*
Common Questions About Chin Implants
How Long Does it Take?
Our Chin Implant procedure generally takes about 1 hour.
How Long Does it Last?
The results from our Chin Implant procedure are permanent.
Are There Any Alternatives?
For patients wishing to avoid surgery, we may be able to provide a satisfactory result by applying injectable facial fillers.
Is it Painful?
Patients will likely experience some post operation soreness and swelling for up to one week. Some patients may experience bruising.
What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?
You’ll likely be ready to resume normal activites 3-5 days after surgery, and can shower the immediate day after. In some cases, Dr. Shaw will prescribe antibiotic medication if applicable.
Is Financing Available?
Yes. if you’re interested in learning more, please visit our financing page here.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“From the warm reception of his staff to the perfectly performed procedures the experience here is nothing short of spectacular. Dr. Travis Shaw puts you at ease and really listens to give you exactly what you want. ”S.B.
“Everything as promised! Professional staff and they told me I would be in and out in about a hour and I was! Dr. Shaw gave me a very thorough explanation of the procedure and I am confident in this practice.“C.G.
“Dr.Shaw is great at what he does.
Explains procedures pretty well, very thorough and makes one understand every step of the process.
I will definitely be coming back soon.
Thank you Dr.Shaw for what you do.”
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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.
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