Some individuals struggle with a chin that is too small in proportion to the rest of their face. This problem, usually called an underdeveloped chin, can diminish the balance and harmony of the whole face.
Chin augmentation is available for people with an underdeveloped chin. As a surgical cosmetic procedure, chin augmentation can restore facial balance by making the chin more visible and defined.
What Does Chin Augmentation Involve?
The goals of chin augmentation are typically to reshape the chin and enhance the size of the chin. These goals can be achieved with either an implant or the reconstruction of existing bone and cartilage.
In chin augmentation surgery, an incision is made underneath the chin or inside the mouth. If an implant is being used, a cavity will be made between the muscles and the chin bone. The implant will be placed into the cavity and attached to the bone. Bone or fat tissue can also be used here in place of an implant.
If bones are moved in chin augmentation, an incision will be made through the lower gum in the mouth. From there, the surgeon can reach the chin bone.
The procedure is typically completed in about one to three hours. It may be completed in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery). In fact, chin augmentation is often performed at the same time as nose surgery to bring the facial features into perfect proportion.
What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?
- Chin augmentation will enhance and define an underdeveloped chin.
- Chin augmentation results in a stronger, sharper, and more defined jawline.
- Jowls or a double chin will be reduced through chin augmentation.
- Chin augmentation can help you achieve facial balance, namely between the nose and the chin.
- The incision from chin augmentation surgery is subtle; if the incision was made inside of the mouth, it’s hardly visible.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation for chin augmentation surgery.