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Many of our patients experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their chin. Whether it projects a little too much or is not pronounced enough, chin implants can improve the shape and size of your chin.
WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of your chin with an implant. An undersized or recessed chin can impact your profile and facial appearance. Chin augmentation defines the chin and provides better balance and harmony to the face, and at the same time, also creates a better contour between the chin and neck.
BENEFITS OF CHIN AUGMENTATION
Chin augmentation is a popular procedure because it provides many benefits for patients, including the following:
- Better definition, resulting in better facial and profile balance
- Reduces depressions around the chin
- Provides a harmonious counterbalance for the nose
- Helps to correct facial asymmetry
- Strengthens and defines the jawline
- Is customizable for your unique features
- Implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes
- Results are extremely long-lasting
- Provides a natural-looking outcome
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE?
For augmentation (mentoplasty), either chin implants or actual reshaping of the bone can be performed by our plastic surgeons. Local or general anesthesia is used. Once this takes effect, a small incision is made inside the mouth or in an inconspicuous place in the crease under the chin.
A surgical pocket is made for the implant, and the implant is placed there and secured with sutures in front of the jawbone. From there, the incision is carefully closed.
RECOVERY AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION
For several days following your chin implant surgery, there will be some bruising, swelling and discomfort. During this time, you will need to follow a liquid-only diet and you will wear a compression bandage.
Most patients feel able to return to light, sedentary work and usual activities within about a week or two. Do not do anything strenuous or exercise for 6 to 8 weeks.
CHIN AUGMENTATION AND RHINOPLASTY
When evaluating the face, all proportions of the facial features must be evaluated, taking into account the relative size and shape of the nose and the chin. A large nose may be made to appear even larger with an under-projected chin. For this reason, rhinoplasty and chin surgery are sometimes performed together to achieve a well-balanced and natural facial appearance.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION?
Good candidates for chin augmentation have a weak chin and feel unhappy about their profile and facial balance. Candidates want to achieve better facial symmetry, and they meet the following requirements:
- Are in good health
- Do not smoke
- Skull and face are fully mature
- Do not suffer from severe medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder
- Have realistic goals for what can be achieved with chin augmentation
ARTISTRY IN FACIAL ENHANCEMENTS AT CRISWELL & CRISWELL IN CHARLOTTE, NC
At Criswell & Criswell, we provide modern facial surgeries to enhance the natural beauty of our patients. Our chin augmentation and other procedures are safe, advanced, and meticulously performed to ensure patients experience satisfaction and a greater quality of life.
Your experience at Criswell & Criswell is designed to be positive, empowering, and comfortable. Our compassionate and professional team welcomes you from the minute you step through the doors until your procedure is complete and you’re happy with the results. Please call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your arm lift at Criswell & Criswell.