About chin implants
A well-defined chin and jawline are key components to an attractive, balanced face. As such, we often find that deficiencies in the chin keep the face from being in harmony. Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of an implant over a patient’s existing chin bone to change the shape/size of the existing chin. A chin implant can do so much more the enlarge that single site: it can help achieve a more natural, attractive balance between facial features, it can improve the appearance of the neck, and it can make the nose appear smaller.
How is a chin implant performed?
Chin implants are small, solid cup-shaped structures made of biocompatible material (silicone). The shape allows for the implant to sit in a molded fashion around the chin. Implants vary considerably in shape and size, so we will look at your options and graft an implant choice that is right for your face.
How long does surgery take?
Chin implant surgery alone typically takes less than 1 hour. If you are combining a chin implant with other procedures (rhinoplasty, facelift), operative time will increase accordingly.
What is recovery like from chin augmentation?
Most chin augmentation patients return to work and activities 7-10 days following surgery. Discomfort is usually described as minimal, with pain easily controlled with prescribed medications and the use of cold compresses.
How long do results last from chin augmentation?
Chin implants are durable, permanent devices. While the aging process will continue, your enhanced chin contour will persist and will slow down the aging process of your lower face and neck.