Together, all of your facial features, including your eyes, nose, mouth, and chin, should create a balance to your profile. A weak or receding chin can throw off your facial harmony and cause you to be unhappy or self-conscious with your appearance.
Chin Augmentation Procedure Details
Surgery for chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is fairly quick, usually lasting no more than an hour. Timing is dependent on the extent of work and reshaping to be done. An incision is made either under the chin or inside the lower lip. A soft silicone rubber-type implant will be placed through the incision and then anchored to the jawbone with small wires and usually screws to ensure that it remains stable. Chin implants come in all shapes and sizes and will be discussed during your consultation.
Depending on your unique needs, the bone may need to be removed or shaved to achieve optimal results. Immediately following your surgery, you may experience some discomfort and swelling. This should dissipate with time. There is very little recovery and downtime needed for chin augmentation. You may be asked to wear a brace at night while you are sleeping to aid in healing and placement of your newly contoured chin. Once the swelling subsides, you will have a fuller, rounder chin that completes your profile.