Do you dislike how your facial profile looks from the side because of a weak chin? While many people don’t think twice about their chin, an under-projected chin can significantly disrupt your facial harmony. Chin implants are an effective, customizable way to enhance your jawline.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure meant to enhance the appearance of the chin by adding volume or changing its shape. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stein performs this procedure with chin implants. Also called genioplasty or mentoplasty, chin augmentation can give you a more defined and balanced facial profile.
Chin implants can be tailored to each individual’s unique facial features and goals, and Dr. Stein will work with you to create natural-looking results that fit your aesthetic preferences. The implants are most often made of silicone and come in various shapes and sizes.
How Does Chin Implant Surgery Work?
Once you and Dr. Stein have selected the best chin implant for your facial structure and goals, he will carefully insert this implant over your jawbone. Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that typically takes an hour or less performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Stein will make a small, inconspicuous incision under your chin to place the implant.
What to Expect After Chin Augmentation
You can expect some swelling and discomfort in your jaw for a few days after chin augmentation. Recovery from a chin implant procedure is fairly quick and easy, but following Dr. Stein’s instructions and allowing your body time to heal is essential. Most patients return to work and normal activities after about a week. You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise and any activities that might bump your chin for a few weeks.
How Long Do Chin Implants Last?
As the swelling subsides after your surgery, you’ll soon enjoy the benefits of your chin implant. Correcting a weak chin can significantly improve your facial profile and balance.
Your chin augmentation results are permanent unless you have the implant removed. Chin implants are designed to last a lifetime and shouldn’t move if properly placed. Dr. Stein has the skill and experience to give you exceptional results you can enjoy for the rest of your life.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Implants?
If you are dissatisfied with the shape or projection of your chin, you’re likely a good candidate for chin augmentation. Candidates should be healthy overall and have realistic expectations. You may benefit from a chin implant if you:
- Have a weak, under-projected chin
- Want a stronger and more defined jawline
- Have too narrow of a chin
- Have a receding chin that creates a double chin appearance
- Want to improve your facial profile and the balance of your features
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in chin implants? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast NC areas serving patients.