It’s surprising how much your facial symmetry may be affected by the shape and prominence of your chin and jaw. At Stein Plastic Surgery, Dr. Adam Stein sees both men and women who are negatively affected by an under-defined chin, many of whom believe they’ll need extensive work to bring their face into balance. A chin augmentation, however, may be all that’s required to bring harmony to your facial balance.
How Do Chin Implants Work?
There are many sizes and shapes of chin implants that can be used during a chin augmentation to improve a weak jawline and bring your profile the balance you seek. They’re made of soft, solid silicone or materials that integrate well with facial tissues, and they provide structure and shape to your jawline and chin.
Dr. Stein places a tiny incision in the natural crease under the chin or inside the lower lip to insert your implant below the muscle layer and against the jawbone. Once he’s satisfied the positioning is optimal, he’ll suture the incision closed and apply bandages. Many patients who believe they’ll need a facelift and/or neck lift to improve their facial symmetry are surprised to learn a chin augmentation may resolve their concerns and balance other features they may have thought to be too large. For such a small change, a chin implant’s results can be surprisingly dramatic.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Have you long felt your under-developed chin or soft jawline detracted from your overall appearance and confidence? Would having a more prominent chin make you happier with your reflection? Then you may benefit from having a chin augmentation. A great way to learn more is to set up a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery.
What is the Procedure Like?
At your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your options for implant size and shape as well as incision placement. Your chin augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of the state-of-the-art surgical facility at Stein Plastic Surgery, where you’ll be given local anesthetic with an IV sedative to fully relax you and prepare you for your procedure.
The implant will take between 30-60 minutes to place, and you’ll be monitored in our peaceful, private recovery space. Once you’re ready, you’ll be released and should have a loved one drive you home and stay with you for a few hours.
Experiencing bruising, swelling, tenderness, and discomfort is normal, and will be improved by the use of ice packs and pain medication as needed. Ice helps minimize swelling and bruising, and aids in pain management by numbing the treated area. Sleeping and resting with your head in an elevated position also improves circulation. You’ll likely be comfortable enough to return to work after 1-2 weeks.
What are the Results I can Expect?
With chin augmentation, your results are immediately visible, if slightly distorted by tissue trauma. As you heal, your chin’s new shape becomes more apparent and you’ll be able to see how balanced your features are now, how your nose may seem less dominant, and how your profile is more pleasing to the eye. Chin implants may never need to be removed, so your sculpted chin and jaw is there for the rest of your life.
A chin augmentation is a surprisingly subtle procedure for the amount of harmony and balance it can bring to your features. If you’re tired of a weak jawline, a chin augmentation may be just the thing to bring symmetry and strength to your features.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about chin augmentation? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.