A classic masculine feature is a strong chin. However, aging and weight gain are some of the factors that lead to men experiencing a weak and receding chin. For some, genetics may have failed to provide them with a strong chin. Chin augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps to achieve a prominent chin and bringing the rest of the facial features into harmony as well.
Chin augmentation adds proportion to the chin and gives it the required balance with the rest of the face. A weak chin makes the entire face appear unbalanced, and this sometimes bothers men who strive to be competitive at work. A weak chin with no definition overshadows other facial features too, like making a large nose appear even more prominent. Chin enlargement using implants balances the facial structure. If you wish to augment the shape and size of your chin, implants are a great option. In addition to defining your jawline, chin augmentation takes years off your appearance.
There are several aesthetic advantages of chin augmentation. The best candidate should be in good health and have realistic expectations for improving a weak chin or undefined jawline. A good implant candidate will have:
- A large or prominent nose
- Recessed chin
- Fleshy neck area or double chin
The chin implants used for your augmentation are constructed from special medical-grade material which looks and feels like your natural bone. Your surgery can be customized to suit your specific needs since the implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The surgery takes about 30 minutes and can be performed with local anesthesia. The incisions for your chin augmentation are usually made within the mouth, between your gums and the inner lip or using a submental incision which is placed in the shadow usually within a chin skin crease. After this, the tissue is sculpted, and an implant is added. The risks with chin augmentation are rare and the recovery time is short, allowing most men to return to work within 5 days of their surgery. Both the jawline and chin augmentation can be performed on the same day.
Cosmetic chin surgery will add some definition to the jaw, and it balances how a large nose appears. The chin implant can be used together with rhinoplasty to achieve maximum aesthetic effect, as well as lip augmentation and cheek implants to achieve better facial balance.
After your chin augmentation surgery, most men are able to get back to work within 5 days. Any strenuous exercise should be avoided for 10 days post-surgery. Swelling is the most common side effect of the surgery and most of it will go down within a week. Some men may experience prolonged swelling, but final results are usually visible within a few months. Dr. Wallach will give you post-surgery instructions regarding dental and oral hygiene as well as restrictions to diet and activities.
To get started on discussing your chin augmentation options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Wallach can begin planning your procedure during a private consultation.