A small chin or “weak chin” can make your whole face look less symmetrical. It can affect your appearance, confidence, and your perception of how you look. A chin implant provides additional structure in the lower part of the face and feels like natural bone.
What is a Chin Augmentation Procedure?
A chin augmentation procedure uses a chin implant to create a more prominent chin and add definition to the jawline. The procedure helps improve the appearance of a weak chin and changes the proportions of the face to appear more symmetrical and attractive.
What is a Chin Augmentation Procedure Like?
Using state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging technology, we can give our patients a preview of what they may look like after a chin augmentation. Patients can see how different sizes, shapes, and types of chin implants may look, helping them make the right decisions about their chin augmentation surgery.
During your initial consultation at our practice, Dr. Sozer will also examine your chin, pointing out multiple techniques that can be used during the procedure. He will assist you in choosing the precise size and type of chin implant that suits you best.
During the chin augmentation procedure, a small incision is made under the chin or inside of the mouth. Dr. Sozer will then carefully insert your chosen implant and ensure that it is properly placed. Chin implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are a safe and effective way to add natural-looking and feeling definition to the chin and jaw area.
Procedures Commonly Combined with Chin Augmentation
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). When you have a small, disproportionate chin, it may create the illusion of your nose appearing larger and more dominant on your face. Many patients choose to undergo a rhinoplasty in combination with chin augmentation to further improve their facial proportions.
Neck lift. While chin augmentations add definition to the jawline, if you have excess skin or tissue on your neck, a chin augmentation may fail to achieve a completely youthful and defined appearance. A combination of both chin augmentation and a neck lift can provide you with a sharp, contoured jawline.
What is Recovery Like After a Chin Augmentation?
Immediately after surgery, a dressing will be applied that will remain in place for two or three days. You may experience some tenderness, but Dr. Sozer will provide post-operative medication for any discomfort. A liquid and soft food diet may be required for a few days after surgery. Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after chin augmentation, but this usually subsides within one week.
Normal activity can be resumed after approximately ten days. Rigorous activity may be prohibited for the first few weeks after surgery. After approximately six weeks, most swelling will have dissipated, and you can enjoy the results of your procedure.
Am I a Good Chin Augmentation Candidate?
You may be a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery if you:
- Have a chin that is not symmetrical or well proportioned to the other features on your face
- Want a more defined jawline
- Are a healthy individual and do not have any medical conditions that may impair healing
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- Are a non-smoker
The next step is to schedule your consultation. During your consultation, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will evaluate you and discuss all your questions, concerns, and desires before undergoing surgery so you can have realistic expectations. You may call or text our office at (915) 351-1116 to schedule your consultation or fill out our “Schedule Your Consultation” form. Someone will contact you to make an appointment.
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