Plastic surgery has made noteworthy advancements in recent times, making it possible for people to enhance their appearance in many different ways. Both men and women can take advantage of advanced plastic surgery options to change almost anything about their appearance.

The most common example of where plastic surgery’s development is seen is chin implants. Chin augmentation with an implant is an excellent option for anyone who wishes to change the shape or alignment of their chin.

What Is Chin Implant Surgery?

Chin implant surgery is a procedure used to enhance or reshape the chin to make it look more compatible with the rest of the face. It alters the underlying framework of the face and provides proper balance to the facial features. Weak chins get proper definition thanks to chin implant surgery, making them more aesthetically pleasing.

This surgery is best for people who have the following issues:

  • Squared or pointed chin
  • Sunken chin (microgenia)
  • Fleshy neck
  • Protruding nose (as it brings the facial features into better balance)

Before Your Procedure

An initial consultation with the surgeon is needed in order to find out if you are an ideal candidate for chin augmentation surgery. Before going ahead with the surgery, it’s best to discuss your needs and aesthetic goals with your surgeon. You will be able to look at before and after photos and learn more about the benefits this procedure can provide.

After the consultation, surgeons typically prescribe an x-ray of the face and chin. The x-ray offers a deeper look at the structure of the chin, which helps in the creation of a surgical plan.

How Is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?

Many chin implant surgeries are done on an outpatient basis. The surgical procedure involves the following steps:

  • Local or general anesthesia is administered in order to make the surgery comfortable and painless.
  • An incision is made, either under the chin or inside the mouth. A space called a pocket is created under the muscles and in front of the jawbone for insertion of the implant.
  • An implant made of silicone is inserted into the pocket through the incision. The implant is fixed to the bone with screws, and medical sutures are then used to close the incision.

The Healing Process

Temporary swelling and bruising are typical following the chin augmentation surgery; these issues usually go away in a few days. During the healing process, a degree of discomfort and pain is natural, and doctors may prescribe painkillers to keep discomfort under control. In order to reduce pain, patients should consider a soft or liquid diet for a few days.

Your surgeon will provide post-surgical care instructions that you should follow to the letter in order to keep the healing period as short as possible. These instructions will also help you to avoid any complications.

Get In Touch with Our Office

Want to learn more about chin implants? If so, arrange a consultation by getting in touch with our office. With the help of well-respected board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. John D. Rachel, you will be able to have a more aesthetically pleasing face and chin in no time.