Everything You Need to Know About Chin Augmentation

Ricardo Castrellon

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin Augmentation, also known as Chin Enhancement surgery or Genioplasty, is a procedure that custom fits a chin implant that enhances the facial contours of the jaw, chin, and neckline. A small implant is placed just in front of the chin bone, enhancing the chin’s projection and overall shape. It can provide an attractive balance to your facial features.

Why Get Chin Augmentation?

If you feel your facial features are unbalanced, Chin Augmentation surgery can help boost your confidence and improve your facial appearance. People who generally choose to receive a Chin Augmentation have features such as a weak, recessed chin or abnormally shaped chin.

Chin augmentation can provide a number of benefits, including:

  • reduce the appearance of a double chin
  • balance the nose and chin features
  • strengthen your jawline
  • provide an attractive shape to your neck and jawline
  • improve profile appearance

What is the Chin Procedure Like?

The procedure is simple and begins with general anesthesia to put you to sleep. After the anesthesia kicks in, the surgeon will make an incision either underneath the chin or through the mouth. The incision creates a pocket that will securely hold the implant. The chin implant, usually silicone, is gently inserted on top of the existing chin bone.

The chin implant feels natural to the touch, and with the small incision needed, people will not be able to tell you’ve had surgery after you’ve recovered. The procedure usually lasts under an hour, and you’ll come out groggy afterward.

Risks of Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation is a generally safe procedure. However, as with any surgery, some risks can accompany Chin Augmentation. Risks include infection, hematomas, implant shifts, scarring, and side effects from general anesthesia.

How to Prepare for Chin Augmentation

Before surgery, you’ll want to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements. You’ll also want to do your best to stop smoking. These preparations are in place to help ensure the healing process is optimal to reduce the risks of any side effects. Your doctor will give you all the necessary information to help you properly prepare for your procedure.

Recovering After Chin Augmentation

You will be provided thorough instructions to ensure the healing process is optimal and downtime is minimal. To minimize swelling and protect your chin, you’ll want to sleep on your back with your head elevated for at least two weeks after your procedure. The healing process takes about three months, and when your body fully heals, you’ll enjoy the final results. 

Chin Augmentation is a permanent option to enhance your facial appearance boosting your confidence and leaving you feeling great in your skin.

Chin Augmentation in South Florida

Visit Dr. Ricardo Castrellón, an experienced Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, for Chin Augmentation in the South Florida area. Book your free consultation today.

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