Doctor’s Thoughts on Chin Augmentation

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a chin augmentation, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their chin augmentation for improved chin projection, profile appearance, and jawline they can feel confident with. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is a Chin Augmentation?

A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that permanently enhances the appearance of the chin, adding definition and providing more projection. The chin augmentation typically involves the use of a silicone implant, which can be customized with your choice of shape and size based on your goals. The goal of the chin augmentation is to create a wider, stronger chin and jawline. This can help you achieve greater facial structure and profile for your appearance.

Who can Benefit from a Chin Augmentation?

A chin augmentation can benefit you if you’re unhappy with the current projection of your chin, causing feelings of self-consciousness. With a chin augmentation, our patients improve the following areas of concern:

  •         A recessed chin
  •         A “weak chin” or a chin that does not project as far as the lower lip
  •         An underdeveloped chin
  •         An imbalance of facial features
  •         Jowls that hide the chin and jawline

Good candidates for a chin augmentation should be prepared for a small surgery with some restrictions afterward. With chin implants, you can greatly improve your facial balance, enhancing your profile view with a more defined chin.

 

How is the Chin Augmentation Performed?

A chin augmentation can be performed under local or general anesthesia for your comfort. An incision will then be placed either inside of the mouth where it is completely concealed or under the chin for minimal scarring. The implant size and shape you selected during your consultation will then be placed over the bony structure of the chin, creating more projection. The chin implant is secured by the surrounding tissue so there will be no movement. The surgical process typically takes under an hour to complete.

Recovery After a Chin Augmentation

Recovery after a chin augmentation can take about a week. During this week, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and soreness. Prescription pain medication can help with discomfort during the first few days. Speech may be affected for the first few days, but this is normal due to swelling after surgery. Dr. Horowitz or Dr. Nichter will provide you with more specific instructions and restrictions during your consultation. 

Chin Augmentation Results

Lingering swelling following your surgery can distort your chin augmentation results; however, as side effects diminish, you can enjoy improved projection for a more defined chin and jawline. Patients report feeling more comfortable with their appearance, especially from a profile view. The result of a chin augmentation with an implant is permanent, so you can enjoy a long-lasting enhancement within just one procedure. For optimal results, you might choose to combine a neck lift with your procedure to improve excess skin and jowls that hide the jawline.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your chin augmentation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter are experts at facial procedures, like chin augmentations, and can meet with you to discuss your treatment options.