Chin Augmentation and Implants Facts
The surgical goal is to increase chin projection and provide a stronger profile.
The procedure is performed via a small incision either underneath the chin. An implant, similar to the consistency of a normal chin, is placed in front of the bone to increase the projection of the chin. The implant is secured, and the incision is sutured closed.
After the procedure
All patients are sent home after their procedure and are given a set of post procedure instructions to follow. The patient will follow up the next day in the office for a post procedure check, and again on the seventh day after surgery for suture removal.
Some swelling and bruising can be expected and usually subsides within the first few weeks after surgery. Mild temporary numbness of the lower lip is also possible. Mild discomfort is controlled with pain medications.
Fat grafting or dermal filler injections to the chin area can also help to augment the chin and jawline.
The procedure is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Length of time
Typically, the procedure takes about an hour to complete.