Chin Augmentation

For many patients who perceive themselves as having a small or “weak” chin, this is an area of concern that may negatively affect their confidence and result in a low self esteem. Enhancing your natural bone structure with a chin implant creates a stronger jawline and improves your facial profile. This procedure, known as a chin augmentation, is often combined with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty or facelift surgery, to bring balance and proportion to the face.

The chin augmentation procedure typically involves a discrete incision made either beneath the chin or inside the mouth for a scar that is virtually imperceptible. A silicone elastomer implant is then placed along the chin and positioned for the best possible aesthetic result.

Generally an outpatient procedure, a chin implant is most commonly performed under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation. An overnight stay may be required when combined with other procedures.

Recovery depends on the extent of your surgery and any accompanying procedures. You may engage in light activity the day after your surgery and a return to more normal activity may take 1-2 weeks. Your appearance will gradually refine over the following 6-8 weeks.

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