Candidates for chin augmentation are:
- Men and women who are healthy and have realistic expectations
- Men and Women who are not pleased with the contour of their chin.
- Men and Women that desire more definition to the chin area.
- Men and Women that have excess fat accumulated in their lower chin area.
Enhancement of your chin will achieve a more pleasing and balanced profile resulting in greater facial harmony and an increase in self-confidence. A small chin can make the nose appear larger. Therefore, chin augmentation can be a supplement to nose surgery.
Your Chin Surgery
Your chin surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Fat is gently removed from the abdomen or outer thigh area and meticulously layered in the chin area. The fat graft then takes root in the new area and persists resulting in a “stronger” chin. The injection sites heal with virtually no visible scar. Following surgery you may experience some tenderness.
Another possibility for improvement through chin surgery is the use of a chin implant. Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from an hour to two hours. During the procedure, the surgeon selects the proper size and shape implant to enhance your appearance and inserts it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area.
Usually, the chin is taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve. You will experience some bruising, swelling and discomfort in the chin area for several days.
Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Chin Augmentation
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your chin procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.
During the chin augmentation consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.