Prominent cheekbones, a defined chin and jawline, and a proportionate, balanced appearance are all markers of traditional beauty. These can be achieved through the use of custom implants in a chin or cheek augmentation surgery. Chin and cheek implants are safe for the body and highly effective in creating a more flattering look that still appears natural. Dr. Christian Paquet offers quality chin and cheek augmentation for Phoenix area patients at Paquet Facial Plastic Surgery.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a procedure designed to create a more prominent, flattering, or symmetrical shape in the chin through the use of implants. These implants can be customized to fit the patient’s natural contours and create the desired shape. Chin implants are often recommended to balance the results of other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a rhinoplasty or neck liposuction, to enhance results and maintain a proportionate appearance.
Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Most patients who are generally healthy and are nonsmokers are good candidates for chin augmentation. The typical candidate for these procedures will have naturally an asymmetrical or poorly defined jawline or chin. Raising these features using implants creates a more flattering and youthful appearance. During a consultation, Dr. Paquet will review your health history to ensure the procedure is safe for you. This includes any allergies, health conditions, or medications you take.
The Chin Augmentation Procedure
Chin augmentations are typically performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made inside the mouth or just below the chin. Through this incision, a pocket is formed on the chin before placing the chin implant directly on the bone. When the implant is properly in place, incisions are then closed with sutures.
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Recovery After Chin Augmentation
After chin augmentation, patients can return home with a trusted friend, family member, or caregiver who can drive them. Swelling, redness, bruising, and some discomfort are expected. Dr. Paquet will prescribe pain medication for the early stages of the recovery process. As incisions are often made within the mouth, the ability to move the mouth and lips may be limited, requiring patients to follow a liquid diet in some cases. Most patients are ready to return to work, school, or other non-strenuous routines within a week or two after their chin augmentation procedures. Dr. Paquet will monitor your healing progress during routine post-op appointments and advise when you can safely return to various activities.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chin Augmentation
Does chin implant help double chin?
A chin implant can be utilized to help reduce the appearance of a double chin. By elongating the shape of your jawline, it can shape the space under your chin and help balance your face.
Can chin implant be removed?
Generally chin implants are permanent, but they can be removed if you decide you are unhappy with your results.
Does insurance cover chin implants?
Most insurance companies do not cover chin implants as they are an elective procedure.
What is chin surgery called?
Otherwise known as genioplasty or mentoplasty, depending on whether the procedure is an augmentation or reduction.
Can a chin implant improve jawline?
A chin implant can significantly improve your jawline by way of an implant. It can add definition and recontour the shape of your face. Often, they are chosen for cosmetic reasons.