Chin Augmentation Overview
Chin augmentation surgery, performed by Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of a recessed or weak chin. By adding a flexible, solid silicone implant, the chin be reshaped to add a wonderful effect on facial proportions and balance. During this surgery, the implant will be placed within a pocket in the chin that is surgically created by Dr. White. The size and shape will be discussed prior to surgery. Incisions are typically placed inside the mouth or in the small crease that usually exists beneath the chin, making any scarring practically invisible. Chin augmentation creates a stronger profile and can have a lasting, positive effect on both a man and woman’s overall self-esteem.
Best Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Good candidates for chin augmentation surgery are men and women who demonstrate:
· A recessed or ‘weak’ chin
· A lack of definition to the neck
· A weak profile due to a limited chin structure
· A facial imbalance as it pertains to structure
Chin Augmentation Reviews
"I was pleasantly surprised at the results of my surgery. I honestly expected to have more swelling and more pain coming out of recovery --- but it just wasn't there! I have heard horror stories from friends who suffered through tremendous pain during their healing process. Therefore, I was naturally nervous that I would not be able to cope. However my healing process was so smooth and quick, my nerves just melted away. I am so thankful I found the right person to give me the beauty I've always desired. I am so ready to schedule my next procedure --- I can hardly wait! Thank you Dr. White!"- E. J. / Office Visit / Nov 05, 2006
What to Expect with Chin Augmentation
During the consultation, we will evaluate the origin of the chin shortness, determined by looking at the face and neck as well as the position of the teeth. In some patients, a severe overbite (lower teeth behind the upper teeth) may be present and the chin position may be a reflection of an overall shorter lower jaw. In these patients, other treatment options may be considered, including jaw surgery. In some cases, an X-ray in profile may be useful to look at the bone and the facial profile for treatment planning. For patients who simply need a chin implant only, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips in a pocket that is created to hold the prosthesis in place. Scarring is usually not evident since the incisions are placed under the chin or within the lower lip. Liposuction of the chin and/or neck may be incorporated to help accentuate a more defined jawline.
Chin Augmentation Recovery
Recovery for chin augmentation depends on the nature of the surgery. For chin implants, the recovery requires much less downtime than genioplasty or jaw surgery where the bone, teeth and jaw are manipulated. Swelling and bruising are common after all approaches. A chinstrap is usually used after surgery to control swelling and help the overlying tissues adapt to the implant or bone. When the chin bone is moved, there is usually a short period of lower lip numbness that resolves several weeks after surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve 7-10 days after surgery, although this will vary between patients.
Chin Augmentation Expected Cost
Factors that affect cost are the type of implants used or if there are other cosmetic procedures done in conjunction with the augmentation (such as genioplasty, jaw surgery, neck liposuction, etc.).
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation surgery adds fullness and shape to the lower jaw. It helps create a stronger profile, and a more distinguished facial appearance for both men and women. If you have a recessed chin or feel your profile is weak due to a small chin, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office today and schedule a consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location