What is Chin Augmentation?
A chin that is not over or under projected is the perfect definition for a well-balanced and attractive face. Chin projection can define the personality of a person. It can make it weak or strong, exuding authority or fragility. Dr. Timothy Jones of Edmond, OK recommends a chin augmentation for patients who want to enhance the profile of their chins to achieve better facial harmony. This is most commonly done together with a rhinoplasty to ensure a balance between the two.
A chin augmentation in our office involves the use of chin implants to increase the projection, or removal and repositioning of the chin tissues to decrease prominence. Alternative treatments such as liposuction and the use of dermal fillers can help achieve the same results. A chin augmentation will benefit patients who have under projected chins, those who have asymmetric chins, those with sagging skin in the chin, and those who just want to enhance the balance and shape of the face.
What is a Chin Augmentation Like For Patients?
Like all our procedures , each patient has to go through a consultation where our team will determine if chin augmentation is the best option for you given your medical condition and the results that you are looking to achieve. Our team will be setting expectations as well as potential risks of the procedure with each patient.
Chin augmentations done in our office typically take 2 hours and are performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia. Chin implants are inserted through an incision that is made inside the mouth or under the chin. Aside from implants, the chin bones can also be altered through genioplasty which involves the repositioning of the bone to achieve the desired projection for patients with receding chins.
Chin augmentations are also made possible by injecting dermal fillers like Restylane or Perlane that can change the contours of the chin once it is injected into the area. This works best for those who would just like to improve the shape of their chins and add volume for a more defined contour.
What Can Patients Expect After a Chin Augmentation?
Patients can immediately appreciate their enhanced features after their chin augmentation procedure. The effects are long lasting and have been found to have the additional benefit of improving the neckline contour.
It is normal for patients to feel a slight numbness in the chin and in the lips, as well as swelling and bruising in the area which will gradually disappear in a couple of days after the chin augmentation. We have seen from our patients that they are well enough to resume work and day to day activities a week after their chin augmentation.