Having facial features that are proportionate and well balanced has long been considered a hallmark of beauty. Chin augmentation surgery, or genioplasty, uses a customized chin implant to strengthen a weak or recessed chin which subsequently enhances the contours of the jaw, neck, and balances the overall facial profile.
In addition, a weak chin can often make the nose appear larger and out of proportion with the rest of the face. In many cases, a rhinoplasty or facelift is performed in combination with chin augmentation to bring balance and achieve ideal facial proportions.
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that alters the underlying structure of the chin. It often involves the use of chin implants or fillers, or even the manipulation of the jawbone, to resize or reshape the chin and achieve a more balanced facial appearance.
This procedure addresses issues such as an excessively recessed chin and sagging around the chin and jawline. In addition to facial rejuvenation, chin augmentation creates a more defined chin that brings symmetry and harmony to the entire face and enhances the patient’s facial profile.
The ideal chin is thought to be one that extends to or slightly behind a vertical line dropped from the forward most point of the lower lip on profile view. A chin that falls behind the vertical line is considered weak or recessed and can be improved with augmentation.
Good candidates for Chin Augmentation Surgery are people looking to:
Chin implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation. A synthetic silicone implant is carefully sculpted and individualized to fit your chin precisely. The implant can be placed through a small incision inside the mouth or through the skin hidden under the chin depending on the size of the implant and if any other adjunctive procedures are performed.
Through the incision, a small pocket is created beneath the muscle over the bone of the chin. The implant is then carefully inserted in the pocket and secured. At Wave Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons use special advanced techniques to ensure that the implant enhances the chin perfectly so that the results appear natural and seamless. Tiny sutures are used to close the incision which heals extremely well.
The results of chin augmentation can be seen immediately and will continue to improve as swelling resolves over time. Having an augmented chin can greatly enhance your profile and bring an overall sense of balance of the face.
After chin implant surgery, some swelling and bruising and mild discomfort will occur during the first week. Gentle cool compresses and special tape placed over the chin will help minimize the swelling. Depending on the type of incision used, intraoral sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed whereas external skin sutures will be removed in one week. Patients should maintain a soft diet for about 7-10 days.
Address the changes of aging and weight gain in the lower face and neck with a precision laser and liposuction operation. The Precision Lift is a newer minimally invasive procedure that minimizes post-op discomfort and recovery time.
FaceTite and NeckTite are non-surgical procedures that delivers radio-frequency energy deep into the skin. This treatment firms and tightens the skin, stimulates collagen production, and reduces the signs of aging.
Advancements in ultrasound technology allow us to lift and tighten your face for a younger look without the need for surgery. Ultherapy is a new, non-surgical procedure that is called a non-invasive facelift.
Volume refreshing dermal fillers like Juvéderm allow you to shed years from your appearance, sculpting defined facial structures and bringing in youthful volume without the need for invasive surgery.
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