Many men and women take pride in maintaining their facial appearance and often look into plastic surgery to reduce any imperfections that may develop. While certain flaws like wrinkles and fine lines occur over time due to aging, others can transpire from genetics. A weak and small chin can make a person feel like their jawline lacks proportion and definition. Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that can enhance the size and profile of the chin to produce a more balanced and attractive appearance.

Benefits

  • Improve facial harmony
  • Produce a more defined jawline
  • Correct a weak or recessed chin
  • Reduce the appearance of a double chin
  • Boost self-esteem

Candidates

People interested in chin augmentation must be in good health and have realistic expectations. Ideal candidates for chin augmentation typically have a noticeably small chin or an underdeveloped and asymmetrical jawline.

Procedure

Chin augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation and can take one hour to perform, depending on the amount of correction needed and the patient’s personal and aesthetic needs. Chin implants are customized for each person.

During your procedure, a small incision will either be made under the chin or inside the mouth to create a pocket for the chin implant. The pouch is typically made in the front of the chin bone where the implant will be placed and repositioned. Once the implant has been placed, surgical sutures will then be used to close the incision. In certain instances where an implant is not needed, an incision will be placed in the jawbone to allow your surgeon to move the chin or jaw forward.

Recovery

Following your chin augmentation, a compression garment will be placed along the treated area to protect your new contours and reduce swelling. You may experience minor to moderate discomfort. Medication or a cold compress will be given to you to help minimize the pain. Swelling and bruising will occur but will subside after a few weeks. A diet consisting of liquids and soft foods may be recommended for the first few days after your procedure. Be sure to keep your head elevated to prevent putting any stress on your chin when resting. You will be able to return to work and resume your normal activities two to three weeks after surgery.

Results

You can expect long-lasting to permanent results that will leave your jawline looking more defined and sculpted. Final results will become apparent a few months after surgery.

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