An underdeveloped chin is often an oversight that is not recognized by the patient. Although frequently done as an isolated procedure, chin augmentation can place the finishing touches on other facial surgery. A weak chin can give the appearance of a large nose or a short neckline, and in males, a recessed chin may lead to a false perception of timidity or weakness. By augmenting the chin, we can give overall facial balance improving proportions of the face and accentuating the improvement in a rhinoplasty or facelift.
In an article Dr. Dayan published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He shows that a chin implant can also improve the contours of the neckline. This is another added benefit of a chin implant.
If you decide to undergo this procedure, it can be one of the most satisfying procedures performed in facial plastic surgery. Dramatic improvements can be realized with only a small, subtle change, and patients are generally very gratified.
The best candidate for chin augmentation surgery is a physically healthy man or woman who is realistic in their expectations and looking to augment the chin in order to provide better balance to the whole of the face and the profile.
Chin implant surgery is typically performed with either local anesthesia and sedation, or with general anesthesia. This procedure takes anywhere from thirty minutes to three hours to complete, and may take place in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgical center or in a hospital.
Chin Implant Recovery Care
We are continuously dedicated to giving our patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery. Our chin implant patients will receive a chin implant recovery care package as part of their experience with SDMD. It is important that we make your chin implant recovery time as comfortable as possible. For more information about chin implant recovery, head over to our recovery care page.
Contact Steven H. Dayan, M.D. about chin augmentation.