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Chin Augmentation

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chinaugChin augmentation can have a major positive impact on facial proportions. Some people believe their nose is too large or their cheeks are too heavy. These may be improved by augmenting the chin. Balance in the entire face is important to consider when discussing any facial procedure. To help achieve that balance, take the first step—find out more about chin augmentation in Newport Beach today.

The Surgery

Chin augmentation may be undertaken by a few different methods. Filler can be placed along the mandible and chin to improve the jawline. This is a temporary fix and only works for a select group of patients. A more permanent solution is an implant that is placed along the front of the jawbone. This is made of firm silicone and will add projection to the chin. It does not change much of the facial shape from the frontal view, but will significantly improve the profile.

Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation

People with a chin smaller than the rest of their facial features are suitable candidates for chin augmentation. A a slimmer nose due to rhinoplasty or a large nose may make the chin look worse, hence the need for chin surgery. Those with a squared or pointed chin, recessed chin, or fleshy neck are good candidates for chin augmentation.

Some factors may make you a much less ideal candidate for chin augmentation, such as poor health, unreasonable goals for the surgery’s results, and heart problems. People who have taken Accutane in the past six months are also not good candidates for the surgery.

Chin Augmentation Consultation

During a preliminary consultation, the doctor will review your medical history and assess your general health. Photos of your chin will be taken as a reference. The consultation also includes surgical risk assessment, which covers checking your scarring history, blood pressure, blood clotting, and smoking history.

If you choose to get the surgery, the doctor will discuss the best chin augmentation techniques for you, the type of anesthesia to be used, where the surgery will be done, and what pre- and post-surgery instructions you should follow.

Before Surgery

We will have an extensive discussion prior to surgery about the size of the implant. I use computer imaging to approximate the final result. This procedure is done commonly in conjunction with a rhinoplasty to balance the profile.

The Procedure

For chin augmentation, the patient may be given either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. An incision is made either below the chin or inside the mouth to create a pocket in front of the chin bone, where an implant is placed. The silicone implant is inserted and attached to the bone with screws or stitches. The incision is closed by sutures after 1 to 3 hours of surgery.

After Surgery

After surgery, you will have a small incision under your chin. You will also wear an elastic strap for the first few days and then off and on for the next week. This will help with some of the swelling. The sutures will be removed in about a week. It will take about 6 weeks for the swelling to improve enough to see some results. Over about three months the skin will continue to contract around the implant and show refinement.

Chin Augmentation Cost

The cost of undergoing chin augmentation includes the surgeon’s fee, the price of anesthesia, and the facility fee. Total cost may vary based on the complexity of the surgery.

Arrange a Consultation

Do you want to improve your look with chin augmentation in Newport Beach in Orange County? Look your best with the help of our medical staff here at The Ocean Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. Dr. David Reinstadler specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, and head. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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