Chin implants are a way to create a stronger chin to produce a more proportionate facial profile. Treatment is customized to the unique needs of each patient for a naturally balanced result.
- Downtime: One week
- Pain Level: Moderate
- Results Duration: Very Long Lasting
Underdeveloped, weak chins that result in a disproportionate facial profile
Swelling and mild soreness is common and usually subsides within 2-3 weeks
Designed to enhance the chin area
You will have follow-up visits with your surgeon to monitor your recovery process
This outpatient procedure uses incisions placed inside the mouth or underneath the chin to insert implant
General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation
Stronger chin, more defined jawline, balance to facial profile
Results are evident once swelling subsides and are very long-lasting.
Chin implants, or chin augmentation, is a commonly requested plastic surgery procedure. The chin is an important reference point in relation to the rest of the facial features such as the neck, nose, lips, and forehead. In fact, a chin implant can significantly strengthen facial features, enhance the profile of the face, and create better overall facial harmony.
There are a variety of chin implant materials to consider, and your surgeon can help guide you through understanding your selection. The ultimate goal is to create a stronger chin that looks natural and proportionate to the rest of the facial features. Customization is the key to a successful procedure and an optimal outcome.
What are the benefits of a chin implant?
Chin implants are used to create fullness and definition along the jawline. Specifically, a chin implant can:
- Correct a recessed, underdeveloped, or weak chin
- Make a large nose look less prominent
- Improve neck sagging and a double chin
- Enhance the facial profile overall
How does a chin implant work?
A chin implant procedure can be performed using local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are two methods for performing this procedure. Patients can choose to have the implant inserted either through an incision beneath the chin or inside the mouth, below the lip. The latter option is a good option to consider because it avoids visible scarring. Your surgeon will discuss your options and help you select the best approach for your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
What is recovery like?
There will likely be some swelling and soreness after your chin implant. Most patients are back to regular activities within one week. Residual swelling may persist for two weeks or even longer. You should be able to resume more strenuous activity within one month.
What results can I expect?
Chin implants offer long-lasting improvement. For some patients, the change is permanent as long as they never encounter issues with the implant or decide to change it for another size.
Questions and Answers
Q: How Long Does a Chin Implant Take?
A: Chin implant procedures typically take one hour or less to perform. After your surgery, you will rest comfortably in our recovery area for a period until you are ready to return home.
Q: Can I Have a Chin Implant Without Going Under General Anesthesia?
A: In most cases, chin implants may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Hoffman will discuss the specifics of your case at your initial consultation to determine which approach might be the safest and most comfortable for you.
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: The results of a chin implant are extremely long-lasting. In most cases, patients only require the initial procedure to enjoy lifelong improvement. There may be cases when the implant would need to be replaced, such as if the patient decided to modify the size or shape to alter the results slightly.
Q: What is the Recovery Like?
A: Recovery from chin implant surgery is a relatively comfortable process. You will likely experience swelling for the first couple of weeks and the area may be sore for a few days. Oral pain medication and cold compresses will help to relieve the discomfort. You will be instructed to sleep with your head elevated for a week or two to help the swelling go down. Most patients return to work within one week and their workouts within a month.
Q: Am I A Good Candidate For Chin Implants?
A: Candidates for chin implants should be in relatively good health, without underlying health conditions that might increase the risk of surgery. If you feel like your profile isn’t proportionate due to a prominent nose or a recessed chin, this procedure might be right for you. Many patients who think they need nose surgery discover that by simply augmenting the chin, they can create harmony in their facial contour.
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