Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

Chin augmentation surgery involves placing a permanent silicone implant along the lower border of the chin bone. To do this, a small incision is made under the chin in a natural crease, or sometimes inside the mouth. Chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and Dr. Ditto can individually tailor your procedure to enhance your natural beauty.

 

When To Consider A Chin Augmentation?

· If you have a weak, receding chin and wish to make it more projecting and improve your jawline

· If the chin appears small, and looks out of proportion.

 

Who Is A Good Candidate?

The best candidates for chin augmentation are individuals who have weak, receding or asymmetrical chins but whose teeth are normally aligned. Realistic expectations are important. While implants can improve and enhance the contours of your face, they will not make your face perfect. You are a good candidate if:

· Age 18 to 65 (or older if you are healthy)

· Non-smokers

· Generally in good health

 

Life after Chin Augmentation

Most patients experience postoperative bruising and swelling, with mild to moderate discomfort for a day or two. A cold compress can be applied to the operative site to reduce swelling, bruising and pain. Additionally, some patients are restricted to a liquid-only diet for one or two days. Most patients are instructed to restrict their activities for 1-2 weeks.

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