Chin augmentation refers to any procedure in which the chin is enhanced to achieve better balance with the rest of the face. Dr. G offers both surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation options.
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.
- 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