Chin Augmentation Philadelphia
Many patients in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area complain that their chin/jaw line is too small for their face. When one has a lack of chin projection, the nose may appear larger or the neck may appear unrefined. Psychologically, a weak chin/jaw line may also give false perceptions of weakness or lack of strength. Patient with weak chin projection also are not satisfied with their profile. For these reasons, many patients will seek chin augmentation surgery to improve the appearance of the chin. During surgery, an implant is placed through a small incision under the chin. The implant increases chin projection, providing a stronger and more aesthetic appearance and profile. Chin augmentation is also commonly combined with facial and neck liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), and rhytidectomy (facelift), affording remarkable results.
To increase chin projection and provide a stronger profile.
The procedure is very safe. It is performed via a small incision either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. 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.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or under IV sedation.
Typically the procedure takes between ½-1 hour.
All patients are sent home that day after their procedure, and are given a set of post procedure instructions to follow. The patient will follow up the next day for a post procedure check, and again on the 7th post procedure day.
Some swelling and bruising can be expected and usually subsides within the first two weeks. Mild temporary numbness of the lower lip is also possible. Mild discomfort is controlled with pain medications.
Fat Grafting to the chin area can also help to augment the chin and jawline.