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Chin Augmentation

A chin augmentation procedure is a plastic surgery procedure to correct a weak chin or recessed chin, enhance the jawline, and improve the overall aesthetic of facial features.

Chin Augmentation

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

6 weeks

Permanence

Permanent

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$3000 - $5000

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is a chin augmentation?

A chin augmentation plastic surgery procedure is a permanent solution to concerns related to chin size and chin shape. There are two main types of chin augmentation procedures:

  • Chin Implant: A chin implant involves the placement of synthetic implant materials to create the appearance of a more prominent chin.
  • Osseous Genioplasty: An osseous genioplasty surgery involves repositioning of the lower jaw bone (mandible).

While both procedures can effectively enhance the chin, jaw, and neck areas, the osseous genioplasty carries significantly greater risk of side effects and complications. Many chin augmentation surgeries are combined with other cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty, neck lift, or facelift to significantly enhance the facial appearance.

What cosmetic concerns does a chin augmentation procedure treat? 1. Chin Shape & Size: A custom implant, or alterations to the lower jaw bone during a chin augmentationprocedure can refine and enhance the shape of the chin and chin size.

Who is the ideal candidate for a chin augmentation procedure?

The ideal candidate for a chin augmentation procedure are adults who are in generally good health and seeking enhancements to their chin shape and size. A chin augmentation procedure is not recommended for those with severe microgenia (small chin), labial incompetence, lower lip protrusion, shortened mandibular height, periodontal disease, or severe malocclusion.

What is the average recovery associated with a chin augmentation procedure?

Most patients resume normal activity about one week following a chin augmentation procedure. For the first week of recovery, patients can expect bruising, swelling, pain, and tenderness. A soft or liquid diet with limited mouth and jaw movement will be recommended. The chin strap dressing is typically removed after one to three days. Full recovery may take a few weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a chin augmentation procedure?

Possible side effects following a chin augmentation procedure include infection, hematoma formation, poor wound healing, scarring, shift in the implant position, damage to facial musculature, or damage to facial nerves.

What can someone expect from the results of a chin augmentation procedure?

The results of a chin augmentation surgery are visible directly after the procedure, however, the results will finalize over one to three months. The final results will be permanent, but also subject to aging, use, and the effects of gravity.

What is the average cost of a chin augmentation procedure?

A chin augmentation procedure can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000. The actual cost of a chin augmentation is dependent upon location, board certified facial plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

Permanent resultsCorrects facial asymmetryCorrects facial deficiencies

Cons

Damage to facial nervesDamage to facial musculatureContour abnormalitiesImplant shift

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Chin implants are a permanent solution for a recessed chin that offers increased size and projection. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a chin implant.

The Takeaway


A chin augmentation procedure is a plastic surgery procedure to correct a weak chin or recessed chin, enhance the jawline, and improve the overall aesthetic of facial features.

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  2. Harry S Hwang The effect of "single" vs "double" eyelids on the perceived attractiveness of Chinese women PubMed.gov; 2014-03-03
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