Jaw and chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, improves the contours of the chin, neck, and jawline. Typically, surgery involves placement of an implant around a patient’s existing chin bone to augment the size and shape of the chin and achieve a more naturally attractive balance between facial features. To learn more about jaw and chin augmentation, contact Old Town Medspa in Chicago and schedule your consultation.
What Does A Chin Implant Look Like?
Chin implants are small, solid devices made from a biocompatible material, usually silicone, which has been molded to fit around a patient’s chin bone. Chin implants vary in size and contour; our team will help you choose an implant that will achieve your desired degree of enhancement and provide the most natural-looking result. When inserted, chin implants feel very similar to a natural chin bone, and when performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, it is usually impossible to tell that a patient has had chin augmentation.
How Is Jaw And Chin Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Chin implant surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision is made either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon creates space for the chin implant and fits it around the chin bone. Chin implant surgery alone typically takes less than an hour to perform. However, if you are having additional procedures, operating time will increase accordingly. Following surgery, the incision is closed with sutures, and the chin may be bandaged.
What Are Results Like?
Chin implants are very strong, durable medical devices and are intended to be permanent. While the aging process will affect your facial appearance in other ways, your enhanced chin contour should not change.
Results will vary for each person. It is important to have realistic goals and expectations for treatment.
Most chin augmentation patients experience relatively little downtime and are back to desk work and most other daily activities within seven days after surgery. Discomfort is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses.
It is important to follow our team’s specific instructions during recovery to ensure you heal well and your results look great as soon as possible. They will provide you with all the pre and post-care information you need.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Jaw and Chin Augmentation?
Most people looking to enhance their natural beauty and create a more balanced appearance may be able to benefit from this procedure. Potential candidates should be in good health and have normal teeth and jaw function, along with realistic goals and expectations can benefit from jaw and chin augmentation. A consultation with our team can help ensure this is the best treatment option for you and your goals.