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How to Choose The Best Plastic Surgeon For Ear Surgery | HoustonDevelopments in the field of plastic surgery have made various cosmetic procedures safer and less invasive than ever before.

But the skill and expertise of the operating surgeon is still the single most important factor in determining the final results in any cosmetic surgery procedure.

Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide ear surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.


Qualities of a Dedicated Plastic Surgeon

  • Warm, caring, transparent, and easy to talk to
  • Committed to explaining various facets of the ear surgery procedure to the patient
  • Passionate about making a positive change in the patient’s life through cosmetic surgery
  • Provides customized care and attention to each patient
  • Ability to understand the patient’s innermost hopes, desires, aspirations, and goals
  • Has a comprehensive knowledge of the facial anatomy
  • Possess an artistic mindset along with a sense of form, aesthetics, and proportion.
  • Uses the latest techniques to ensure that the procedure is minimally invasive and causes the least amount of scarring possible

A plastic surgeon will be able to display before and after photos of previous patients who have undergone the same procedure. In addition, they may also show the patient testimonials from past patients.


Focus on Customization and Innovation

Each patient has a unique face and body anatomy. The surgeon must individualize every ear reshaping surgery procedure to match with the exact anatomical and cosmetic needs of the patient for the most successful results.

Patients typically achieve the highest levels of satisfaction when the procedures are customized to their specific needs producing more comprehensive and attractive outcomes.

Cosmetic surgeons who focus on routinely updating their skills and knowledge provide patients with advanced and innovative procedures for safer and more predictable outcomes.

The patient benefits from the latest cosmetic solutions which are typically an improvement on previous techniques and provide better results in a minimally invasive manner. These solutions also involve lesser risks and are more comfortable for the patient.


A Combination of Art and Science

The surgeon must be proficient in combining the principles of art and science to create attractive yet safe outcomes. Upon following a customized and detailed approach to the plastic surgery, the surgeon can provide the patient results that are safe, predictable, and natural looking.


Customized Care and Attention

The patient should feel welcome and warm when they visit the surgeon’s office. The surgeon and their staff should provide the patient with an assurance of best practices, top-notch quality, and individualized care. The surgeon and their team should be willing to offer the patient support and care throughout the surgical process.

The patient should feel satisfied engaging with the surgeon and their staff at every stage of the treatment process, from scheduling a consultation to pre-operative support. The topmost priority of the surgeon and their team should be to offer the patient a relaxed and satisfying treatment experience.


Comprehensive Treatments

The patient should select an advanced practice that is equipped with advanced technology and the latest surgical solutions. This will enable the patient to receive the best care possible for all their needs in addition to ear reshaping surgery.

Cosmetic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for ear surgery.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

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Cosmetic plastic surgery, though elective, is serious surgery that involves numerous components to achieve high-quality results and the safest possible outcome. These elements will be reflected in the price you pay. A reputable, skilled plastic surgeon will not cut corners to save costs at the expense of compromising your health and aesthetic results. For that reason, it is wise to avoid choosing a surgeon based upon price alone. The qualifications and skillfulness of the surgeon and staff; the care you receive before, during, and after surgery; and the quality of the surgical facility are just some of the factors that determine the cost. ACPS surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz commented, “It costs more money to have a staff that is CPR-trained, to have only board certified anesthesiologists administering anesthesia and monitoring patients, and to have physicians who are board certified plastic surgeons. It costs more to have a comprehensive plan for our patients where you have patient coordinators, a garment bag that includes all the supplies you will need for your postoperative recovery at home, and a home visit a day or two following surgery from one of our health care professionals to monitor our patients’ recovery from surgery.” Dr. Mentz added, “You don’t get safety cheap. It requires more effort to keep our patients as safe as possible. We continue to strive to make surgery more and more safe for patients by continuing to evolve in our techniques and to do research that everyone can use to make patients safer.” For ACPS surgeons, patient safety is always the number one priority, which is why they follow the most stringent safety protocols, including all of the features mentioned by Dr. Mentz.

To schedule your consultation with an ACPS surgeon, please contact us.

It’s no surprise that liposuction reigned as the second most popular cosmetic surgery among in the United States in 2017, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The surgery and other body contouring procedures, such as the tummy tuck, thigh lift, lower body lift, and arm lift, have the power to transform areas of the body that have proven resistant to reshaping through diet and exercise alone. The overriding goal of shape-enhancing procedures is to restore attractive contour lines to the body for both men and women. ACPS surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes noted, “You can be heavy with good proportions or thin with poor proportions. In our society, there is almost an obsession with weight, but those aspects of body contouring are almost secondary. Shape is really what these operations are about.”

In reshaping the body, the task of the surgeon is not unlike that of a sculptor, requiring him to have both a vision of the desired result and the ability to translate that to the body during the contouring procedure. ACPS surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella said, “The scientific aspect of body contouring is related to the surgical techniques you use to carry out the procedure, and that is the foundation you need to know. But after that, it becomes a vision. Without a visual interpretation—the ability to shape the body in accordance with the image you have in your mind—it’s very difficult to make a surgical technique work to achieve the goal.” The sculpting process, he said, requires a discerning eye and careful attention to shaping ideal contours, as over-aggressive fat removal for the sake of size reduction alone can lead to an unbalanced look and irregular contours. “The various methods of liposuction are simply techniques. The application of the method is of far more importance than the method that is used, said Dr. Patronella.”

In recent years, sculpting of the body has broadened far beyond fat removal alone. Increasingly patients are requesting fat grafts to accentuate the body in a more curvaceous fashion, said ACPS surgeon Dr. German Newall. The trend may represent a shift in North America, but not in the Latin American culture from which the Peruvian-born doctor comes. “The concept of making a female more boyish by removing all of her curves is the wrong approach. The eye perceives beauty as a proportional whole,” said Dr. Newall. While the surgeon often performs liposuction to remove up to 24 pounds of fat, he takes care to preserve a curve proportion that compliments a patient’s anatomy. “Everyone has a unique beauty that can be enhanced. I think it is important to bring that out in a way that fits an individual’s personal physique,” said Dr. Newall. For most people, the surgeon is able to achieve attractive proportions through liposuction alone, a procedure which typically requires 5-7 days of recovery.

The results of contour enhancement procedures are usually long lasting, providing that a stable weight is maintained. While the physical changes created by body contouring surgery are readily apparent, the restoration of attractive contours to the body often inspires inward changes as well. Because they feel better about themselves, they have a greater confidence that helps them to be more open with others, said Dr. Fortes. “It helps people to live better lives not only for themselves, but for the people close to them.”

Contact us to schedule your consultation with an award-winning ACPS plastic surgeon and discover the options that will best help you achieve the appearance you desire. 

39281934_1053815648128224_8143437333870411776_nACPS surgeons’ article on improving the safety of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery with fat grafting, published in the distinguished Aesthetic Surgery Journal in July 2018, was recognized as an “Editor’s Choice” article for 2018. In the article, Safest Practices for Fat Grafting to the Buttocks using a Roller Pump Injection Technique, the surgeons describe the Brazilian Butt Lift method they developed in 2009, which is safer and more time and cost efficient than many other fat grafting methods to the buttocks. Their study, one of the largest to date, is based upon a chart review of 916 of their patients who under went the procedure.

In 2017, the Brazilian butt lift with fat transfer was one of the nation’s fastest growing plastic surgery procedures. “Our practice has seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients wishing for the autologous buttock augmentation as well as an increase in the volume required to meet their goals. The roller pump injection technique has helped us to be able to meet this demand by facilitating large volume fat grafting in a way that is both rapid and safe,” the group states in the article. With the roller pump injection technique, the surgeons reverse the liposuction mechanism to pump fat into the areas where it is desired for added volume. Prior to this step, the fat is removed from areas where it is unwanted, such as the waist and abdomen, through liposuction.

ACPS surgeons presented their recommendations at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) annual meeting, where they’ve been invited for multiple years to teach one of the only body contouring safety courses offered at the event. ACPS surgeons are internationally recognized for the techniques they’ve introduced to improve plastic surgery safety and results. Many of their groundbreaking strategies to make plastic surgery safer have become widely adopted globally.

In 2017, fat grafting made the list of top 5 plastic surgery procedures with the most significant increases. Fat transfer to the face was up 22.3% with 57,739 procedures performed, and buttocks augmentation with fat transfer and implants grew 25.5%, with 23,115 patients undergoing the surgery. So why is fat grafting so hot? The short answer: ACPS plastic surgeons can improve your body’s shape and proportions by removing fat where you don’t want it through liposuction and placing it in areas where it IS desired such as the buttocks and face to create very attractive contours.

Fat Grafting to the Face

With aging, the face gradually loses its underlying fat. While this is something many of us desire for our bodies, it’s not such a good thing for the face because this fat gives the face a younger appearance. In time, the cheeks tend to look flatter, lips become thinner, and the areas around the eyes and temples become more hollow, making the face look older. With facial fat grafting, ACPS surgeons replenish the fat in these areas to create more youthful contours. Usually, about a tablespoon of fat per side is all that’s needed to restore youthful fullness in the temples, cheeks, and around the mouth. In addition, fat grafting can be used for chin augmentation to improve its definition and bring it more in balance with other facial features.

ACPS surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz said, “Using your own transplanted tissue is a great strategy for facial rejuvenation and body contour refinement because it’s durable, changes with you, and stays where you put it. Within 24 hours after grafting, each cell develops a blood supply and is essentially cemented into place. For some patients, more fat is required because of the level of movement that takes place in the area targeted for grafting. This factor must be accounted for because it influences the amount of fat that will stay. Experience, above all, is the most important predictor of success.”

In many cases, ACPS surgeons combine fat grafting with other facial rejuvenation procedures to improve additional factors that give the face an aged appearance:

  • Sagging skin and facial tissues
  • Thinning skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture

To improve these concerns, our doctors may recommend laser skin rejuvenation treatments and/or surgical procedures such as facelift, necklift and eyelid surgery.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Through Fat Grafting

Full, rounded buttocks have become one one of the hottest trends of the decade thanks in part to curvaceous celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé who inspired women around the world to enhance their own backsides. Many individuals, despite dieting and exercise, have relative flatness and sagging in the buttocks due to factors such as genetics, weight loss and aging. Others may like the shape of their buttocks, but they want more volume. ACPS doctors customize the Brazilian Butt Lift to fit individual preferences and proportions. They developed a power-assisted form of fat grafting which allows them to safely inject two to three times more fat into the buttocks in minutes compared to the hours it formerly required with the  traditional syringe method.

Dr. Germán Newall  notes, “To achieve a lasting, good, noticeable change, you have to put in about 800 cubic centimeters of fat, or about three and a half cups per buttock. This much fat allows me to fully contour the buttocks, addressing all of the aspects that create an attractive shape: the projection and fullness of the buttock and how it joins the outer thigh so that a smooth, round contour is sculpted.” Describing the  power-assisted fat grafting technique he and his group invented, Dr. Newall noted, “This method allows me to build up the contouring at all levels, including the superficial and deeper layers of the tissues. It has a learning curve, but once it’s mastered, it’s the best.”

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery and Liposuction

When performing the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, ACPS surgeons strategically remove fat through liposuction to create beautiful new contours which complement the shapely appearance of the buttocks.  ACPS surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes says, “Fat cells can be acquired from just about any donor area where liposuction can be performed. When deciding on the best area, it is good to consider the body proportions in their entirety. If the buttocks are the intended target of the fat grafting, then it makes sense to select the lower back and waistline as the fat donor site. In this case, fat reduction from the lower back and flanks will not only yield a good quality and quantity of fat for fat grafting, but it will also visually enhance the contour of the buttocks even before the fat grafting is performed.

To learn more about our Facial Fat Grafting and Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery, contact us at 713.799.9999.



What is a liquid nonsurgical facelift?Shawna_liquid facelift

A liquid facelift combines cosmetic injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® and Dysport® to diminish lines and resore more youthful contours to give the face a more youthful, refreshed  look.

Who is a candidate for a liquid nonsurgical facelift?

Prior to treatment, many of our liquid facelift patients comment that they look more tired and aged than they feel. In part, this is because facial skin becomes less elastic and supple as we age. This leads to fine lines around the eyes, between the brows and along the forehead. In addition, the loss of facial fat typically creates hollowness beneath the eyes and the temples and makes the cheeks flatter. All of these factors contribute to sagging of the face and its features. If you are noticing any of these signs and would like to improve them, you may be an excellent candidate for a liquid facelift.

What is the difference between a liquid nonsurgical facelift and a surgical facelift?

A liquid facelift improves wrinkles and volume loss via nonsurgical cosmetic injectables. With a surgical facelift, ACPS surgeons tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin to give the face and neck a smoother, lifted appearance and more ideal contours. In addition, they may incorporate fat grafting to restore fullness to hollow and flattened regions such as the cheeks and lower lids. A surgical facelift generally provides more extensive long-lasting improvement. The right procedure for each person depends on factors such as the degree of skin laxity and wrinkles present and the level of rejuvenation that is desired. By assessing these details, our surgeons and nurses can recommend the best options for you. Many of our patients combine nonsurgical cosmetic injectable treatments with surgical facial rejuvenation to achieve the look they desire. For example, a patient may opt to do a facelift, necklift and eyelid surgery in conjunction with a cosmetic injectable filler to improve the contour and fullness of their lips.

Liquid Facelift Before and After Photos

In the before and after photos above,  ACPS nurse injector Heidi Fell, RN, achieved these exceptional results through the following treatment plan:

  • Botox/Dysport to lift heavy brows and diminish lines around the eyes, between the brows, and along the forehead
  • Restylane Lyft (2 syringes) to add volume to the cheeks and fill in the nasolabial folds
  • Sculptra (4 vials total spaced between 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart) to give her softer more youthful facial contours
  • Ulthera laser skin rejuvenation—treated full face to improve skin laxity

Nurse Heidi Fell said,  “When Shawna came in to see me, her main concerns were her heavy brows and eyelids. She felt that she appeared tired, and she wanted to look refreshed. Initially, she was hesitant to have filler injected because she wanted to look natural and was concerned about looking ‘overdone.’ So I made the improvements gradually over a series of appointments. We started with Botox and Ulthera and later added fillers and Sculptra to treat the rest of her face. I’m pleased she’s happy with the results.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) And What This Entails | HoustonEar reshaping, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which aims to correct the shape, size, and appearance of one or both ears to make them more proportional to the face and head.

Apart from being performed on adults, it is one of the few plastic surgery procedures that can be carried out on children as long as the ear development in the child is complete. Otoplasty can easily address congenital ear deformities.

At the outset, the surgeon will evaluate the ear shape and condition relative to the face and head, and recommend a suitable ear surgery plan.

They will employ innovative surgical techniques to correct excessively large, asymmetrical or disproportionate ears in a minimally invasive manner. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by board certified and judicious plastic surgeons, provides otoplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations across the horizon.


Ideal Candidates

An ideal candidate for otoplasty is any healthy person who is unhappy about the appearance of their misshapen, disproportionate, or flapping ears. If a child meets one or more of the following requirements, they can receive otoplasty to correct deformed or misshapen ears:

  • At least five years of age with the ear cartilage fully grown and stable
  • Absence of any untreated ear infection
  • Ability to understand the surgeon’s instructions and cooperate towards a successful procedure

Adults, as well as teenagers, are ideal otoplasty candidates.


Surgical Procedure

Ear reshaping plastic surgery is designed to create an ear shape that is proportionate to other facial features and the size of the head. Furthermore, it is vital that both ears match each other identically.

The surgeon may perform the ear surgery under local anesthesia with sedation or mild general anesthesia. In case the ears are very protuberant, the surgeon may create or enhance the anti-helical fold inside the rim of the ear. Simultaneously, they will decrease the enlarged conchal cavity.

The surgeon will usually place the incisions behind the ears to ensure that the scars are discreet. In some cases, they may have to place the incisions on the front. However, they will still place these incisions inconspicuously within the ear folds. The surgeon will also use internal sutures to hold the newly shaped cartilage in the appropriate position.

The incisions are sealed with external sutures after the surgery is complete. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, otoplasty outcomes appear very natural. Furthermore, the results of the ear surgery are typically permanent.



The recovery duration can differ among patients on the basis of whether one or both ears have undergone the procedure as well as the extent of the surgery. Most patients can resume their routine in around one week.

The patient may take pain meds during the initial few days to remain comfortable. The inflammation and bruising will decrease significantly from the second week onwards. During the first post-operative follow-up consultation at the end of week one, the surgeon will typically remove the external sutures.

The accomplished cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other towns and cities in this fantastic part of the country for ear reshaping surgery.

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

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How to Choose The Best Chin Augmentation Plastic Surgeon | HoustonChoosing chin augmentation cosmetic surgery is a vital decision that will have a lasting impact on the patient’s life. This surgical procedure can provide a higher level of self-confidence to people who are unhappy with their recessive chin appearance.

In the hands of a less trained or less experienced surgeon, a patient may experience less than perfect results, leading to disappointment and sometimes additional time and money spent in revision surgery. This makes it essential for the patient to identify a well-trained and experienced chin augmentation surgeon.

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations in this mighty American state.


Selecting an ABPS Board Certified Surgeon

The patient should try to choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

Board certified surgeons would have received a certain minimum number of years of training in surgery following medical school. The surgeon must also undergo a minimum of two years of plastic surgery residency training to attain this certification.


Personal Rapport and Comfort Level

The patient should pay close attention to how the surgeon and their team make them feel. Any surgical procedure has risks associated with it which may create roadblocks in the patient’s path to achieving their desired chin appearance. This makes it vital for the patient to identify a surgeon whom they are completely at ease with and can trust.

Some questions that the patient should ask themselves are:

  • How do I feel when interacting with the plastic surgeon?
  • Do I trust this surgeon to recommend procedures that are safe and effective?
  • Do I feel that I can openly ask the surgeon questions and express concerns during the entire chin augmentation process?
  • Will be comfortable enough to reveal my medical history and lifestyle behaviors to the surgeon?


Questions to Ask During the Consultation

The patient should ideally enlist any questions that they may have before the pre-op consultation. Some aspects that the patient can include in their list of questions are:

  • Details on the background and qualifications of the surgeon
  • Information on the surgical venue (the procedure should ideally be undertaken at a hospital, an accredited private surgery suite, or surgical center)
  • Emergency protocols
  • Risks associated with chin augmentation
  • The number of facial surgeries that the surgeon has performed previously
  • Chin augmentation surgery alternatives
  • Testimonials and ‘before and after’ pictures of past patients

In case the patient feels that the surgeon is not open and transparent, they should re-evaluate their choice of a cosmetic surgeon for the chin enhancement surgery.


Focus on Customization and Innovation

The facial and chin anatomy of every individual is unique. A patient can usually attain the best chin augmentation outcomes when the plastic surgeon individualizes the surgery according to the specific anatomical and aesthetic requirements of the patient.

When the plastic surgeon individualizes the chin enhancement surgery according to the specific anatomical and aesthetic requirements of the patient, the outcomes of the procedure are usually excellent.

Plastic surgeons who adopt cutting-edge techniques can offer the patient desirable results in a minimally invasive and less painful manner. Experienced cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other towns and cities in The Lone State for chin augmentation.


For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

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For people who are unhappy with an unshapely or disproportionate chin, chin augmentation cosmetic surgery is a viable treatment option.

Before the procedure, the patient should undergo an in-depth consultation process with the surgeon to accomplish safe and desirable surgical outcomes.

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by accomplished board certified plastic surgeons, provides chin implant surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX and other towns and communities in the majestic Lone Star State.

Surgery Planning and Preparation

The surgeon will provide the patient with suggestions and guidelines to prepare for the chin implant plastic surgery during the pre-op consultation. They will offer the patient information on the surgical techniques, discuss the risks and complications associated with the procedure, and provide instructions on preparing for the surgery and recovery period.

Furthermore, the discussion will include topics such as type of anesthesia to be used, the surgical venue for the procedure as well as the approximate cost of the surgery.

The first goal of the chin augmentation surgeon will be to offer the patient appropriate information on the surgery, assess their candidacy, and enable them to make a well-considered decision. A thorough consultation process forms the basis of a successful chin augmentation procedure.

Safety and Medical Aspects

The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s health records and surgical history. Furthermore, they will assess their medical condition to determine their specific risk during the chin implant cosmetic surgery.

The surgeon will motivate the patient to openly share important aspects of their lifestyle such as their smoking and drinking habits. In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask them to quit smoking for at least a few weeks prior to the procedure.

The surgeon will also ask the patient to share details on any prescription, over the counter, or recreational drugs that they may be using including herbal supplements and vitamins. The patient should honestly provide all such information to the surgeon as it can impact the results of the chin augmentation surgery significantly.

The patient should feel free to ask the surgeon any questions or express concerns regarding the procedure during the consultation.

Goals and Expectations

The plastic surgeon will interact with the patient closely to comprehend their particular cosmetic goals and expectations from the chin augmentation procedure.

They will use these inputs to develop an individualized surgical plan to meet the patient’s unique requirements. The surgeon will also show the patient chin augmentation before and after images to help them establish realistic expectation from this surgical procedure.

The patient may bring pictures from sites or magazines as reference images to enable the surgeon to understand better the kind of results that they are seeking. The patient should be able to explain to the surgeon the aspects of their chin’s appearance that they are unhappy about.

List of Questions

The patient should prepare an exhaustive list of questions that they may want to ask the surgeon during the pre-op consultation. A preformed list will ensure that they receive answers to all relevant questions and important information is not missed out.

A committed surgeon will answer all questions adequately and transparently to enable the patient to make a well-informed decision regarding the chin augmentation procedure.

Prudent cosmetic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX and nearby areas in this part of southeast Texas for chin augmentation.

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

Click here to see our pricing list.

The recovery process is an important part of the chin augmentation cosmetic surgery. The patient should follow the surgeon’s post-operative guidelines with dedication in order to ensure a faster and safer recovery.

Furthermore, the recovery duration can be slightly different for two patients depending on various factors.

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will explain various facets of the chin augmentation procedure to the patient, including the approximate recovery duration. Patients can prepare in advance for the recovery phase to enjoy a more relaxed and comfortable recuperation period.

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons, provides chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations in this majestic part of the country.

Recovery Guidelines

The plastic surgeon will discuss the approximate recovery duration with the patient. The surgeon will explain to the patient when they can resume their routine and work after the surgical procedure.

The patient will be required to stop smoking if they smoke. In addition, the patient may need to stop taking specific blood thinning medications at least for some time.

The post-operative care guidelines include instructions for drain maintenance if these have been inserted. The surgeon will explain the normal symptoms they can expect after the procedure and signs that are of concern. In case the patient experiences any abnormal symptoms, they should contact the surgeon as soon as possible.

Immediate Post-Operative Phase

After a chin augmentation plastic surgery, a majority of patients will undergo mild to moderate discomfort for the initial few days. They will see some bruising and inflammation in the incision areas. In the initial two days, the patient may apply ice packs to the treated chin areas to reduce inflammation and pain.

For the initial one or two days, the patient may only be allowed to consume a liquid diet. The patient should remain at home during this period, but they can undertake short walks or light activities at home to promote blood flow in the treated area.

Initial Two Weeks

Certain patients may be prescribed a soft diet for between 7 to 10 days after the procedure. The surgeon will remove the drains and sutures at the end of week one. If the surgeon places sutures within the mouth, these will dissolve in nearly the same duration. In the initial week, the patient should remain in an elevated position at a 45-degree angle to help the inflammation dissipate.

Many patients can return to work after the first week. However, they should limit their physical movements in the second week. They must avoid vigorous activities and exercises for up to one month following the surgery.

Sustainability of Outcomes

The outcomes of chin implant surgery are usually permanent. But in rare cases, an implant may suffer damage due to trauma to the face or become infected.

These cases are rare, and a majority of patients can expect to enjoy their chin implants for a lifetime. Experienced cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX and nearby areas for chin implant surgery.

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

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