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Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure done to reshape or improve the size of the chin.
A chin augmentation will help balance the appearance of your face by making the chin more proportionate in size to the nose. The best candidates for this procedure are clients with receding chins who want to improve their overall facial appearance.
Where is the Procedure Performed?
Chin augmentation surgery can usually be performed in a plastic surgery outpatient office surgery center or in the hospital
How is the Procedure Performed?
- With Implants
Either general anesthesia or a local anesthetic and sedation is used. An incision is made, under the chin. A pocket is created in the area of the incision and the implant is placed inside. The implant is usually attached to the bone with stitches or screws.
- By Moving Bones
If it’s necessary to move or reshape bones general anesthesia is used. An incision is made inside the mouth, along the lower gum, to allow access to the chin bone (NO VISIBLE INCISION). The chin bone is adjusted and moved to the proper position. The newly positioned chin is held in place with wires or screws. The procedure takes from 1 to 2 hours.
What To Expect After Chin Augmentation
You will be sent home wearing a chinstrap to provides compression and support for the chin. The first few days following surgery will be the most uncomfortable. Bruising, swelling, and tightness of skin can last for up to 1-2 weeks. By the third week you will look and feel much, much better. Dressings are usually removed 3-5 days after surgery. You will be able to appreciate and admire the final results of your chin augmentation about 3 months after surgery.
Why Dr. Stephenson is uniquely qualified to perform your Chin Augmentation:
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Performed thousands of surgeries for aesthetic and reconstructive procedures