Chin augmentation, also known as chin implant, is a procedure intended to reshape the chin by moving the jawbone forward or enhancing it with an implant. Chin implants can modify the underlying structure of your face for improved facial harmony and balanced features. Chin augmentation can also correct the following concerns:
- Natural imbalances of the chin with the jawline
- Receding chins caused by genetics
- “Weak” chins due to excess fat tissue
- Shorter necks
Why does the chin play such an important role in an individual’s face?
The chin supports and frames the entire face. If a chin is too strong or too weak, the rest of an individual’s facial structure may appear disproportionate or out of balance.
Additionally, aging causes the tissues and muscles in the face to lose elasticity and volume. This can lead to a descending chin, which can be corrected through chin augmentation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Chin Implants?
Individuals who would like to address a chin concern in order to balance their facial features are typically good candidates for chin augmentation. Chin implant candidates should also be non-smokers, free of serious medical conditions, and realistic about the outcome of the surgery.
How to Prepare for Chin Augmentation
Dr. Beaty will meet with patients for an initial chin implant consultation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share and discuss your personal goals and expectation of the procedure.
Dr. Beaty will advise patients to avoid anti-inflammatory medicines, supplements, and vitamins that may thin the blood prior to the procedure. Patients should also refrain from smoking and alcohol usage in the week before the surgery. Any medications necessary following the procedure will be prescribed as well.
What Will Occur During Chin Implant Surgery
Dr. Beaty will make a small incision under the chin. A pocket that is large enough to hold the implant is made when tissue is lifted off the chinbone. The implant that is most proportional to your other facial features is then placed in the pocket, on top of the chinbone, and held in place with several small sutures. Additional sutures then close the incision.
When Can Be Expected From the Recovery Process?
After a chin implant procedure, patients may experience some bruising and swelling for the first few days. Discomfort from chin implants is minimal, and can be easily managed through pain medication and cold compresses. You should be able to resume to normal activities in approximately five days following the surgery.
Results From Chin Augmentation
Patients who undergo a chin implant procedure can expect a more contoured chin. As long as patients avoid chin injuries and maintain a healthy weight, the results from chin augmentation will be permanent.
Schedule Your Chin Augmentation Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia
If you’re interested in a more balanced face through chin implants, please call (770) 753-0053 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a chin augmentation consultation with the top chin implant surgeon in Midtown Atlanta and Alpharetta, Dr. Mark Beaty.