Chin Implant, Buccal Fat Removal and Facial Fat Grafting

Like many others, I have been reading countless...

Like many others, I have been reading countless reviews and am grateful to everyone who has documented their process on here as well as the few I have reached out to via private message who have generously shared their experience with me offline. I'd like to do the same for everyone else who may be considering the same procedures I have scheduled for late May. I have always hated pictures of myself and recently decided that I want to change that. I decided to start with face contouring - I dislike my profile and face shape, and went to a few consultations.

I came across this doctor's site via RealSelf and really liked his work with facial proportions, the natural results, and his eye for balance. I called to schedule a consultation. At first, they wanted to charge me. When I submitted a query via RealSelf saying that on the site, the consultation was free of charge, they then waived it. Everyone in the office was very nice and professional and the doctor had a great demeanor and what I liked was that he encouraged me to get a 2nd opinion regarding my chin because I had come in to consult about a chin implant. He referred me to the oral surgeon downstairs so I could make an informed decision and I'm so glad he did. After doing more research about sliding genio vs chin implant, I decided to go with sliding genio. The staff at both offices were great about coordinating my surgery. I basically am going to have the sliding genio done with the oral surgeon and have buccal fat removal and facial fat grafting done by the ps at the same time. I couldn't be more glad that they were able to coordinate this together so that I am going under anesthesia once. My surgery date is set for May 24 and the staff has been beyond helpful and accommodating. I will continue to update as it gets closer.

It sounds like this is going to be a dramatic difference for you! I would love love love to see your before and after photos when and if you're ready (you can blur out your eyes if that would make you more comfortable). Looking forward to hearing more about your process!

finally posted some pics!

Night before surgery. I went in for my...

Night before surgery.
I went in for my pre-surgery appointment last week and had a change of heart about the sliding genio. I basically panicked and started having major second thoughts. I decided to go with chin implant instead.
So now I'm having the 3 procedures done with the same doctor. For the past couple weeks, I've been super diligent about following all the pre-op instructions and avoiding certain foods/drinks. I'm hoping that'll all contribute to a super smooth and quick recovery.
I got a call from the anesthesiologist tonight, which was reassuring just having a few quick words with him.
I'm very nervous, but excited when I think about the results. Wish me luck!

Day 2 after surgery. My face is swollen. There are...

Day 2 after surgery. My face is swollen. There are major bruises on my sides where the doctor harvested the fat from for the fat transfer. It was a bit scary to look at. I'm a little nervous about the healing process. Anxious for the swelling to go down so i can see the real results.

Day 3. The swelling has subsided considerably...

Day 3. The swelling has subsided considerably since day 2. I felt ok to run a few errands today though my bottom jaw feels stiff to be smiling/talking normally so I havent returned any phone calls yet. Am getting used to my new face shape..

Day 4. First day i'm starting to feel "back to...

Day 4. First day i'm starting to feel "back to normal". I'm still on my antibiotics. Had a short phone conversation today and I think I sounded ok. Here are some before and after pics. Sorry for the inconsistent lighting - they were just taken with my ipad around my apartment as I'm continuing to recover. Feel free to ask me any questions.

This already look great !! Your face look longer and more balanced :)
Thank you so much! I checked out your rhinoplasty results - so gorgeous!!

It's been just over 2 weeks and I'm feeling pretty...

It's been just over 2 weeks and I'm feeling pretty much back to normal. I"m almost able to move my jaw/smile/laugh as I was before. The incisions are healing great inside my mouth - I barely feel them at all. I know my face will continue healing and I have another post op scheduled for the 6 week mark. I'm happy with the results and that I went through with it.

It's been about 6 weeks since the procedure and I...

It's been about 6 weeks since the procedure and I couldn't be happier with the results. It was totally worth it. Dr. Y did a truly amazing job - I feel like a better version of myself. The results are natural and I'm no longer as self-conscious in photos or dislike what I see in the mirror every morning. Everyone in the office is always super sweet whenever I have a follow up appointment.
Your results look great...congrats!

New update - I just deleted my photos for privacy...

New update - I just deleted my photos for privacy reasons but I'm happy to share before and afters to anyone is considering any any of the above procedures if you message me.
I would love to see your before and after pics if you don't mind ?
Show great results ........wowwww
Thanks for posting this! Would is be possible to see the before and after? :) I'm pretty much getting the same procedures as you but no Facial Fat Grafting just liposuction. I had a few questions as well that I would really appreciate if you took the time to answer? What was the size of the chin implant, how long till you looked "normal" again, did the implant your chin via the inside of mouth or bottom of chin? thanks again for the post!
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

I highly recommend Dr. Y and the staff at Sunset

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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