Chin Augmentation, also known as Chin Implants, is an increasingly popular procedure that improves the appearance and definition of a patient’s chin. The procedure is performed through a small incision located inside the mouth, decreasing the amount of outwardly visible scarring. Implants are made of silicone and are placed in such a way that there is no risk the implant will ever be out of position.
Chin Augmentation Benefits
A chin implant will generally have the purpose of increasing the definition of the jawline and establishing a natural proportion and contour to the face. Additionally, a chin implant will increase the projection of the chin to match that of the mid-face and forehead.
About Chin Augmentation
Chin Augmentation is generally a short procedure, lasting about 45 minutes unless combined with other facial surgery procedures. The silicone chin implants are inserted through incisions hidden inside the mouth. An incision may also be made at the base of the chin to alleviate pressure from the implant, depending on where the implant is located.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
In most cases, local anesthesia is all that is necessary for chin augmentation but if combined with other procedures, general anesthesia may be required. The procedure will result in minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort that can persist for up to a couple weeks. A dissolvable suture will be used to close the incision within your mouth and should dissolve within a week. There is very little pain associated with chin augmentation so you will be able to return to your daily activities within a couple days.
Did you know?
- S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS gives a scholarship every year at the Medical College of Virginia for the last person accepted to the medical class? People actually vie to be the last one accepted. He did this because he was the last person accepted in his class and ended up first in the class and president of the honors fraternity. He named the scholarship in honor of Dr. Miles Hench, the Dean of Admissions, who had enough belief in Dr. Schlesinger that he gave him a chance to become the plastic surgeon he is today.
- 1991, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS started a medical clinic for the homeless on Maui, which gave them free medical care. This clinic was started in the Salvation Army located on Kamehameha Avenue near Puunene.
Serving patients from Honolulu, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS knows the impact a chin augmentation can have on a person’s self-image.
My results are incredible! Dr.Schlesinger was very informative, fast and efficiency. Barely any down time and results are amazing. I highly recommend this treatment! Best part is its permanent! I have had a double chin as a young adult and now in my 50s I look much younger than my actual age. I would highly recommend!
Schedule a consultation with chin augmentation specialist, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS.