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The profile and features of your face play an important role in many of your facial expressions and forms of non-verbal communication. Sometimes facial features can be diminished by the natural processes of aging and changes in body composition. At the same time, certain individuals simply haven’t been genetically gifted with a strong chin or facial profile.

If you feel this way, you should consider scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Natalie Driessen. After a basic assessment she and her staff can help you understand the best method for achieving your goals.

In some of these cases she might recommend installing a small chin implant. This a sterile piece of a special surgical grade plastic that can be inserted beneath the dermal layers in a single outpatient surgery.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Natalie Driessen creating a small incision inside your lower lip. The she will gently stretch the surrounding tissues to create a small pocket capable of holding the chin implant. Making the incision this way also helps reduce chances of any visible scarring.

You will be provided with any necessary aftercare instructions to help minimize complications while allowing the altered tissues to heal quickly. This might include a prescription for anti-inflammatory or other pain medication.

If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you are unhappy with one of your facial features, you should consider calling (760) 773-6616 to set up a consultation appointment at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.