The chin can help to balance out the proportion of the face. When a patient has a weak chin, it can often cause their face to appear unbalanced or more feminine than they desire. A chin augmentation can help to correct this issue for a balanced, beautiful profile.
About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a procedure that enhances or reshapes the chin. The procedure can be done using an implant to increase size or by reshaping the bone for the desired structure.
Am I a good candidate?
If you wish to have better balance in your face or a more defined chin, you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation. You must be in good health and a non-smoker to undergo this procedure.
How is a Chin Augmentation procedure performed?
Depending on your needs, Dr. Basile will make the incision underneath your chin or inside your mouth. If your procedure requires an implant, a pocket will be made between the muscle and bone to fit the implant beneath the muscle. If alterations to your current chin are necessary, Dr. Basile will use the sawing technique to alter the shape as necessary.
Results and Recovery
Because your chin is accessed through your mouth for this type of augment, scarring will not be seen post-surgery. Patients usually can return to work within ten days of the procedure. However, you may experience soreness for up to three months and could be required to wear a brace while you sleep to ensure proper recovery.