CHIN AUGMENTATION

Chin augmentation surgery strengthens a weak or receding chin in both men and women and can help restore balance to the face.

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation surgery strengthens the prominence of a “weak” or receding chin in both men and woman. A weak chin throws off the balance of anyone’s face, and can thus cause severe confidence problems over time. A “weak” or under-projected chin and jawline significantly distort one’s appearance, and statistics show may affect employment or salary. Chin augmentation surgery strengthens a weak or receding chin in both men and women and can help restore balance to the face. Many patients feel that they have an overly prominent nose, when in fact it is the chin that needs to be addressed. Adding a chin implant can even enhance the neckline during a facelift or necklift in those who have a weak chin.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION?

Men and women of all ages may be candidates for chin augmentation. Many patients feel that their face is unbalanced because their nose is too large, or their chin is too weak. A chin implant may be exactly what you need to restore the symmetry and beauty to your face.

HOW IS CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY PERFORMED?

Chin augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under light sedation or mild anesthesia and lasts only an hour or two. A silicon implant is placed through a small incision hidden underneath the chin. This implant comes in all shapes and sizes, is completely safe long-term, and the procedure is personalized to fit your individual needs.

WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE FROM CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

Dr. Kim recommends light activity during the first week after surgery, but there are no significant limitations. Dr. Kim speeds up her patient’s recovery time, and reduces bruising or swelling, by recommending oral vitamin C and, arnica, and ice during the recovery process.

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