A weak chin can have an adverse effect on every aspect of life for both men and women. Many of my patients confide that they feel less confident in the workplace, partake in fewer social situations, and suffer from low self-esteem solely because of their condition.
Chin enhancement is an option for patients to achieve a better balance to their overall facial appearance.
What is Chin Augmentation?
A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that alters the underlying structure of your lower face. It can create a well-defined profile and yes, a prominent jawline. The procedure can be as dramatic or subtle as you’d like. It’s a safe and effective operation that requires minimal downtime while producing long-lasting results you’ll love.
Your enhancement is done as an outpatient procedure under either local or general anesthesia. Although no two procedures are identical, you can expect to be in and out of surgery within 45 minutes. During this time, I will meticulously work to readjust the structure of your jawline through an incision made under your chin in a natural crease line. This is preferable to incisions inside the mouth as those incisions have a significant risk of muscle damage and a much higher risk of infection. In some cases, a medical-grade implant may be used to achieve your aesthetic goals. Solid silicone implants are used that have no risk of leak or rupture. The implant, once healed in place, is generally non-detectable by feel or by appearance.
Downtime is minimal with chin enhancement surgery. The majority of men and women can return to work within just 2-7 days. Typically, I recommend a limited activity for up to 1-week post-op. However, the recovery time varies on a case by case basis.
What are the Benefits?
One of the best things about chin enhancement surgeries is the instant, long-lasting results. Some initial swelling and bruising may mask the final outcome of your procedure. As post-surgical swelling subsides, your new, bolder chin will become clearly evident. Most patients only need one surgery throughout their lifetime to meet their end-goals.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
At your in-person consultation, I’ll work with you to create an individualized treatment plan for an optimal outcome. I’ll perform a facial evaluation and talk to you about your desired results to help determine if chin enhancement is right for you. Computerized imaging which will clearly show the type of improvement you can expect will be performed. During this time, I’ll also be available to answer any questions or address any concerns you have about your surgery.
Take the Next Step
Ready to look and feel your best? Schedule a consultation to discuss your options today. Consultations are available in both our San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices. You may schedule for either location by calling (415) 362-1221. Renee or Laurie will help you and answer any pre-consultation questions you may have!