Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Symmetry and balance are the cornerstones of a beautiful facial appearance. A weak chin can make the nose appear larger than it is, and make the neck look fleshy. While it is clear to many patients that they could improve their appearance by changing the shape of their eyes or nose, few think about the importance of the chin. However, chin augmentation can be an excellent option for men or women with:
- A small or recessed chin
- An overly pointy or square chin
- A prominent nose
- A heavy or drooping neck
Candidates for chin augmentation should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations.
Chin augmentation surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. It takes approximately one hour. The implant itself is made from FDA-approved, medical-grade silicone-plastic. To suit a variety of patients, chin implants come in different sizes and shapes, and they can be further refined prior to placement. Dr. Nordberg will insert the implant through either through an incision in the groove between the lower lip and front teeth, or through a thin horizontal incision concealed under the chin. He will then evaluate its appearance and may adjust the implant to achieve the look you desire. In the final step, the chin implant is sutured into place. If the sutures are inside the mouth, they will dissolve after about 10 days. Surface stitches are generally removed within one week. Expect to have some bruising and swelling that may last for two to six weeks.
Chin augmentation is a safe, highly effective procedure that can dramatically enhance your profile and overall facial appearance. Improving the projection of your chin adds definition to the jaw and can balance the appearance of a large nose while enhancing the appearance of the neck. This can be especially effective when combined with liposuction
or neck lift, and the procedures can be performed at the same time. It is a relatively simple operation that can give you a pleasing, well-proportioned look that appears completely natural. Most chin augmentation patients find that they feel more confident following the procedure.
Dr. Nordberg believes that good communication with patients is the best way to achieve outstanding results. If you are interested in chin augmentation, or in any other cosmetic procedure, he will take the time to answer your questions and help you understand exactly what cosmetic surgery can do for you. To learn more, make an appointment
with Dr. Nordberg today.