Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that enhances your jawline. Although there are several possible techniques, the chin augmentation procedure involves creating an incision and fixing a silicone implant under your chin to give you an impressive facial look that is harmonious with your other facial features.
There are various sizes and shapes of implants available. Dr. Hall will help you choose the best suitable one giving your chin an impressive profile during the consultation process. Additionally, apart from implants, those who wish to have chin augmentation without surgery can consider dermal fillers as a temporary option.
Why Should I Get It Done?
Both women and men can get chin augmentation to correct their jawline. Generally, people with a weak chin, a fleshy neck, a double chin, a recessed chin, a prominent nose, a squared chin, or a pointed chin can have their condition fixed with chin augmentation.
However, for the best results, ensure that you get the services from a trusted, board-certified specialist. Dr. Jonathan Hall, who is board certified in both plastic surgery as well as facial plastic surgery, employs multiple procedures to achieve a wholly unique and natural look from chin augmentation. Usually, Dr. Hall will combine neck liposuction in addition to a chin implant to provide you with a more contoured neck and jawline.
Additionally, other facial procedures can also be necessary to improve your general face shape and balance. Some of these procedures include rhinoplasty (called a nose job) or a facelift.
How to Prepare
It is recommended that you stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or herbal supplements and avoid smoking prior to the procedure. The reason behind this recommendation is that nicotine and some medicines might negatively affect your healing process.
To optimize your recovery rate after surgery, Dr. Hall will offer you recommendations and instructions before the procedure.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
Generally, a chin augmentation procedure is done under local anesthesia unless performed as part of a combination procedure that involves more invasive techniques. Dr. Hall may prescribe some oral medication before surgery to help you relieve anxiety and pain.
The surgery involves making an incision under your chin and creating a pocket that will securely hold the implant. The implant will then be placed over your bone and positioned so as to appear natural. Finally, Dr. Hall will close the incision and apply some bandages.
Generally, chin implants are long-lasting and permanent as long as the implant remains. While you might experience mild discomfort and swelling within the first four days, you can get back to your usual work in a week. Some swelling may remain past a week, but in general you will see your final results around that time.
Pick the Right Surgeon For Chin Augmentation
The most important question you’ll ask when considering chin augmentation is who will perform your procedure. Make sure you choose someone with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery procedures and one that you trust and communicate well with.
Our patients rank Dr. Hall as the best and most compassionate practitioner they’ve encountered for cosmetic surgery. With his extensive experience performing all kinds of body and facial cosmetic surgeries, as well as being double board-certified, Dr. Jonathan Hall is a trusted Boston plastic surgeon. To learn more about chin augmentation or facial rejuvenation procedures, call us or contact us online today!