3something(7) Years Old, Scottsdale, AZ

I have wanted a more pronounced chin since I was...

I have wanted a more pronounced chin since I was about 13. I have always worn a goatee to hide my weak chin. I finally decided to get a chin implant done. I just had procedure done today. Unfortunately, it still looks way to small for my desire. Ill wait for my check up and discuss this with Dr. Yao. It may have been that my skin did not have enough elasticity for a larger implant. I will likely have the option for a injectable filler or a larger implant after my skin stretches. I originally requested local anes. only, he said I needed at least a IV sedation. I was very worried about post op illness and Dr. Yao took interest in my concern and spoke to the anesthesiologist before surgery of my concern. The "anes.." also spoke to be before surgery. Ultimately, he did a very mild IV sedation, I was awake the whole time (as I wanted) but very comfortable, I communicated if needed throughout the surgery. It was not a unpleasant experience at all. The only issue I had was after the electrolyte IV was set up and antibiotics were added I became extremely faint and hot. There was a nurse there that took good care of me and provided a wet towel for my head and rubbed cool towel on my legs. I would have no objections to having another procedure done with Dr. Yao or at this surgery facility, only difference is perhaps a better communication of my desired results, unless they were not currently achievable.

10 days post op

It is now 10 days post op. I feel my initial review I day the day of my surgery may have been too critical. I probably should not have done a review just 2 hrs after I had the procedure done! I would like to emphasize that Dr. David Yao and his staff and the surgery center were all excellent. I was never in any pain after surgery. I did not need any pain medications, I slept just fine even after my first night, I had very minimal bruising. These are just my personal experiences and yours may be different. During my initial review I commented that I did not have as much chin projection as I was hoping for after surgery. I may have been a bit too critical to make a proper review the day of the surgery. Without a doubt, there is a great improvement from before. I will give it some time to heal more completely. I am extremely critical of my appearance and perhaps I see flaws that others do not see. I believe that my profile would also be improved from a nose job. I may have that done in the future as well. I can honestly say I wish I would have done this 15 years ago!!!!
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David Yao is very polite and professional, he took all the time I needed to ask and answer questions. The staff at the facility is pleasant as well

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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