Chin Augmentation Surgery
Disproportionate facial features can accentuate the size of the nose or compromise a person’s overall appearance. Men and women who are unhappy with having a recessed chin, an undefined jawline, or facial asymmetry can enhance the contours of their lower face with chin augmentation. This surgical procedure can improve facial balance and produce beautiful, sculpted results. Dr. Mendieta performs chin augmentation in Miami, Florida, using implants of various shapes and sizes to deliver customized and permanent facial contouring results.
After analyzing the relationship between a patient’s facial features, Dr. Mendieta develops a personalized surgical plan tailored to their unique anatomical needs. Chin augmentation is designed to address the following cosmetic concerns:
- A weak chin
- Poor jawline definition
- A fleshy neck
- An uneven chin contour
Chin Augmentation Procedure
Chin augmentation is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that can be performed in 30 to 60 minutes using local anesthesia or general anesthesia. A small incision is created underneath the chin or inside the mouth where the lip meets the gums. The implant is inserted through one of these incisions and positioned over the jaw bone. Bandages and a compression garment are placed around the chin after the surgery is completed.
Some patients can achieve the best results by combining their chin augmentation with other facial procedures. To produce the ideal facial aesthetic, Dr. Mendieta often performs chin augmentation in conjunction with:
Chin augmentation requires minimal downtime, and patients can resume working within one week of undergoing the procedure. Minor swelling, bruising, and soreness can be expected, but these should subside quickly. Patients should sleep with their head elevated for two weeks to control postoperative side effects and help with the healing process.
Strenuous activity, including exercise, can be continued three to four weeks after chin augmentation surgery. All physical limitations will be explained in the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Mendieta.
Patients who undergo chin augmentation surgery can enjoy permanent facial contouring results. However, if the implant is damaged due to blunt trauma, it may need to be replaced or removed during a secondary procedure.
How much does chin augmentation cost?
The cost of chin augmentation depends on surgical fees, geographical location, and anesthesia fees. An accurate price for your procedure will be calculated during the initial consultation appointment with Dr. Mendieta.
What are the potential risks associated with chin augmentation?
Patients rarely experience severe complications after chin augmentation. However, some of the possible risks may include:
- Prolonged swelling
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Implant shifting
Will I have scarring after chin augmentation?
It is uncommon for patients to develop visible scarring after chin augmentation because the incisions created during surgery are small and sometimes placed inside the mouth. Individuals susceptible to hypertrophic scarring may not be good candidates for chin augmentation through an incision underneath the chin.
How should I prepare for my chin augmentation?
As with most surgeries, chin augmentation patients are advised to stop smoking six weeks before and after their procedure. They are also asked to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications and supplements for at least two weeks before their scheduled surgery to minimize bleeding and postoperative bruising.