A strong jaw line has long had a history of allure. Along with the eyes, the jaw line can form the most photogenic aspects of the face. Chin implants, chin augmentation, and chin reductions are a great way to enhance a facial profile by improving the overall proportion and balance of the face. With chin implants (mentoplasty) and reductions, the symmetry of the face can be shaped and contoured. Utilizing a permanent chin implant can provide a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile.
How is a Chin Augmentation Performed?
A chin augmentation is a procedure in which a surgeon either adds to or reduces the amount of material in a patient’s chin, resulting in better balance of the facial features. Chin augmentation can include permanent surgical chin implants or the reduction and reshaping of existing tissue. Chin reduction surgery is intended to correct an overly prominent chin or reduce the appearance of a double chin.
Chin Augmentation Benefits Include
- Extend or enlarge the chin if the chin is recessed or small.
- Create a more defined facial profile if the jaw and chin, or lack of distinction.
- Bring the various aspects of the face into proportion.
- Reduce the appearance of a double chin.
- Correct a protruding chin.
Chin Augmentation Surgeries Include Implant and Reduction
Chin Implant Surgery
During your chin implant surgery an implant is placed in front of the jawbone via a small incision inside the mouth or under the chin, enhancing the overall look and appearance of the jaw line.
Chin Reduction Surgery
During chin reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will create a small incision in the crease underneath the chin, and then insert special tools to shave and reshape excessive bone.
Chin augmentation surgery is a routine procedure commonly performed in concert with a rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) to create an overall aesthetically pleasing balance of the facial features. Chin augmentation procedures typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour and can also be performed on an outpatient basis.
What to Expect After Your Chin Augmentation Surgery
Immediately after chin augmentation surgery, the face will be fitted with bandages, taped, or otherwise secured in order to speed the recovery process and to reduce swelling. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Keeping the head elevated during the initial recovery phase is also important. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery. Any pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising of the face, which can be eased by using cold compresses. A liquid diet may be required for a few days, as chewing may be difficult. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after surgery. The substance used for chin implants are made of durable, solid material that will last for years.
Contact Chin Implant Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jimmy Firouz
Whether you are considering a chin implant, chin augmentation, or chin reduction, it is important to locate the most experienced surgeon who will deliver incredible and life changing results. Dr. Firouz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in chin surgery with offices located in Beverly Hills. Don’t wait to find out about your options for obtaining a more youthful, balanced appearance. Call 310.274.4321 to speak with a member of the enhancement team and schedule a one-on-one consultation today.