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Why Enhance the Chin?

When a chin is small, recessed, or weak, it can throw off the entire balance and proportion of the face. It can make a nose appear larger than it actually is, or it may create a heavy look to the neck. However, a proportionally appropriate chin can have a significant impact on the entire lower half of the face, the profile, and the neck. 

Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation

  • Dislike the appearance of their small, recessed, or weak chin
  • Would like more definition to their profile, chin, and neck
  • Feel that their chin distracts from the rest of their features
  • Have normal alignment of teeth and a normal bite
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health 
  • Fully understand the procedure, risks, and recovery 
  • Have realistic expectations for what chin augmentation can do
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The Surgical Option: Chin Implants

The most traditional form of chin augmentation is to use an implant to create a stronger, more prominent and sculpted chin. The implant—usually made of a thin solid silicone rubber—are available in many different shapes and sizes for ultimate customization. 

These implants feel like natural chin tissue, and have been engineered to never migrate once they are placed over the natural bone. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. G, a chin implant greatly helps a weak chin look more defined in a subtle way. 

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How is Chin Implant Surgery Done?

Dr. G performs surgical chin augmentation with the patient under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. He will carefully and precisely create an incision so that the implant can be inserted. This incision is usually made either within the mouth, or just under the chin. Dr. G will then insert the pre-selected chin implant and will fit it around the natural chin bone, ensuring that it is secured to its new position. He will then close the incision. This surgery takes approximately 1-3 hours if being done by itself.


Recovery

  • The average time needed to take off work for chin augmentation is one week
  • Swelling and bruising will begin to subside in one week, but may last for six weeks 
  • Expect tenderness, pressure, and a tight feeling in the mouth area during recovery
  • Chewing may be difficult—you may be placed on a liquid or soft food diet for a few days
  • You may brush your teeth, but be very mindful of your incisions 
  • You may wash your face two days after your procedure, but be very mindful of your incisions 
  • Sleep with your head elevated for about one week 
  • Avoid making big facial movements for 1-2 weeks 
  • Avoid putting any kind of pressure on the treated area for six weeks
  • Do not do any strenuous activities for three weeks, or until Dr. G advises
  • As the swelling goes down, your results will become more and more visible
  • Results will be finalized at 6-12 months, and results from a chin implant are permanent
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The Non-Surgical Option: Dermal Fillers/Soft Tissue Fillers

If you would prefer a non-surgical option for chin augmentation, temporary results can be achieved with injection of a dermal or soft tissue filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane® or Juvéderm® are good options for non-surgical chin augmentation, as well as non-hyaluronic acid fillers like Radiesse® or Sculptra®. 

Dermal or soft tissue filler injection is a particularly ideal choice for patients who may just want to try out having a larger chin before undergoing a surgical procedure. During your consultation with Dr. G, he will go over all of your options and explain the pros and cons of each. 

Why Choose Dr. G for Chin Augmentation?

In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Joseph Grzeskiewicz (“Dr. G” to his patients) is a highly regarded, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic rejuvenation from head to toe. He is also well-known for being a kind, caring, and compassionate doctor who has an experienced staff that is a professional extension of him. At Dr. G Plastic Surgery, we go so above and beyond to provide an exceptional patient experience. Dr. G does his own pre-op, post-op, consults, and follow-ups, while practice manager and patient advocate, Eva Tutic, provides emotional support for the excitement, anxiety, doubts, and worries that often come along with undergoing cosmetic procedures. Our patients can contact us 24/7, and we provide a list of everything you’ll need to prepare and for recovery.   

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