Though many of us may not think of our chins much, they are essential to facial balance and profile. Many patients that think they need a facelift or neck lift are surprised to learn that chin augmentation is all that’s needed to drastically improve their facial symmetry.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation, also called mentoplasty, is a surgery using an implant to enhance the chin. Chin implants can increase the size of the chin, improve its prominence and projection, define the jawline, and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Enhancing a weak chin can balance out your facial features, contouring your face and making your nose less prominent.
What Are Chin Implants Made Of?
Chin implants are made of medical-grade, flexible silicone. These implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet your exact needs. During your consultation, Dr. Stein will help you determine which implant is best for your goals and facial structure.
Since they are solid silicone, chin implants won’t leak or be absorbed. This means your newly enhanced chin can last a lifetime, though you can have the implant removed later if you choose.
How Does Chin Augmentation With Chin Implants Work?
Dr. Stein performs chin augmentation under local anesthesia, and the procedure only takes 30-60 minutes. He will make a small incision under your chin or inside your lip, so any scars will be well-concealed. Through this incision, he’ll place your chosen implant under the muscle layer.
With over 26 years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Stein is highly skilled in creating natural-looking results while minimizing scarring and risk. Your chin implant will be properly placed and will not shift, so you can enjoy lifelong results.
Chin Augmentation Results and Recovery
You’ll be able to go home within a few hours of your procedure with the help of a friend or family member. Some swelling, bruising, and tenderness are normal for a few days, and you should eat soft foods and liquids during this time. We’ll give you instructions on using cold compresses and pain medication to manage any discomfort. Most patients can return to work within a week.
Since your chin implant is permanent, so are your results. Your enhanced chin will become noticeable after two to three weeks as swelling subsides, and you can enjoy it for a lifetime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
If you have a weak chin or jawline, chin implant surgery may be the solution. Most healthy adults with realistic expectations are good candidates for chin augmentation.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in chin augmentation? 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.