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CHIN AUGMENTATION (Mentoplasty)

The chin conveys strength and sophisticated beauty when in balance and harmony with other facial structures, such as the nose. As a rule of thumb, the chin prominence should meet a line drawn directly downward from the lower lip. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Givens offers chin implant surgery in the Dubuque area for women and men who want to define or enhance a receding chin.

STRENGTHEN A WEAK, UNDERDEVELOPED CHIN 

MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF JOWLS OR A DOUBLE CHIN

BRING BALANCE TO THE NOSE AND CHIN 

IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF CHIN DIMPLING

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CHIN AUGMENTATION

Chin augmentation can be performed one of two ways. The first option is to build up the chin using an artificial implant. An incision will be made either inside the mouth or underneath the chin. A small pocket will be created in front of the chin bone, and the implant will be placed inside. The second option is to move/reshape the patient’s own chin bones to create better definition in the chin. The incision will be made inside the mouth along the lower gum. Through the incision, the jawbone will be cut, moved forward and wired or screwed into place.

Post-operative discomfort, swelling and soreness following chin implant surgery are normal, and will quickly subside. Patients should stick to a diet of liquids or soft foods-only for a day or two after surgery, and get plenty of rest while avoiding strenuous activities. Dr. Givens will schedule follow-up visits to check the healing progress, remove sutures and advise you as to when you can return to work, exercise and other normal activities.

  • What do neuromodulators do?
    Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
  • What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
    While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
  • How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
    The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
  • When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
    Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
  • How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
    Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
  • Does Botox and Dysport hurt?
    Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
  • Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
    BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.

DERMAL FILLER

With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jaw lines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no down time.

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FACELIFT AND NECKLIFT

Dr. Givens with Faces Medspa in Dubuque has helped thousands of patients enjoy natural-looking results tailored with their specific goals in mind.

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