Your chin may appear to be too small or set too far back when compared to the rest of your face, or your chin line may be obscured by fat layers that have accumulated. If you have been insecure about a weak chin or undefined jawline, a facial implant may be the solution to help you keep your chin up!
Why Consider Chin Surgery?
Chin augmentation surgery is a truly transformative procedure. It will create customized contour, definition, and symmetry to your face.
Chin surgery, or genioplasty, can:
Correct a weak chin
Reduce the appearance of a double chin
Improve facial balance and proportions
Create the appearance of a slimmer face
Reverse the effects of jowling that occur with age
Chin implants have a lot of benefits when it comes to creating an objectively balanced facial structure. More importantly, chin implants have helped countless people find confidence within themselves.
What Is Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Chin augmentation involves placing a small facial implant beneath your muscle to add more volume to the chin. This requires only one small incision placed under the chin, and then the implant is sutured under the skin. These implants are safe for the body and are specially formed to fit your individual anatomy.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Chin surgery is a perfect solution if you would like a more balanced facial silhouette. If you want to reduce the appearance of a double chin, build volume in a weak chin, and/or create overall facial harmony, then a chin implant can permanently solve those concerns. You’re a good candidate if you are in good health and have finished facial bone development.
It is important to remember that achieving 100% symmetry in the human face is not possible. Your surgeon will describe the outcome that you can expect to see after the surgery, and maintaining realistic expectations for your results is essential.
How Much Does It Cost?
The total cost for chin augmentation is between $7,000-$8,000 which includes everything, including post-op products. This cost for chin augmentation reflects the expertise behind developing your unique surgical plan, time spent in the operating room, and the creation of your custom implant. After your initial consultation, your surgical team will provide you with an exact quote and review financing options.
Is It Worth It?
Chin augmentation is a safe, quick, and straightforward surgery with minimal post-op pain and recovery time. A seemingly small change, like a chin implant, can completely transform the face by balancing proportions and even making your face appear slimmer. Chin implants have an 86% Worth-It rating according to RealSelf.com.
For those who were on the fence about the results of their surgery, it was due to scarring or incorrect implant sizing/placement. However, these concerns are easily avoidable with a meticulous Board-Certified facial plastic surgeon who has ample experience with facial implants.
Chin surgery, or genioplasty, has a relatively quick recovery period compared to other facial surgeries. You will likely be on pain medications for a few days after surgery, but the pain is minimal. You will see the most bruising and swelling on days 3-4. This will go away completely after a few weeks.
During the first few weeks, you will have activity restrictions that will periodically be lifted throughout recovery. You will also wear a head garment continuously for the first 7 days after your surgery and then just at night for 1 week after that.
How Does It Work?
Chin augmentations are performed in a surgery center, and you will be placed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will insert the implant under the skin and muscle of the chin and suture it. The implant is fully secured, so it will not move. It is also customized to fit your bone structure to create a natural look.
Another way of augmenting the chin is through a procedure known as a “sliding genioplasty.” This alternative uses the patient’s own jawbone to make the correction so that an implant is not needed. This method is not as common as the use of an implant, but it is an option. You and your surgeon will work together to develop the right surgical route for you.
Should I Get Chin Filler Or Chin Surgery?
The main difference between chin filler and chin surgery is the longevity of results. Chin filler will last between 8-12 months depending on the product and your natural metabolism rate. On the other hand, chin surgery uses an implant to achieve a permanently defined structure. Chin filler is a great starting point for patients to try out how much volume they would like in the area and to witness the impact that an augmented chin can have on overall facial harmony.
How Can I Enhance My Results?
This procedure is oftentimes combined with chin liposuction, or submental liposuction, for a more transformative experience. The liposuction removes fat in the double-chin area, while the implant adds additional structure. The two together will give you the appearance of a thinner, more contoured face while creating a more defined jawline.
Meet Your Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sieffert
Dr. Michelle Sieffert is known for her meticulous techniques, attention to detail, and compassionate bedside manner. She will truly listen to you and your goals to develop the right plan for you. Dr. Sieffert specializes in facial plastic surgery. She understands that the face is often the most integral part of a person’s confidence. Dr. Sieffert has perfected her surgical techniques to give you natural and beautiful results.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
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