Are you feeling self-conscious about your chin? Desperately looking for a way to improve its appearance? If you answered yes, then chin augmentation might be the right solution for you. Chin augmentation is also referred to as chin enlargement surgery or genioplasty. It is a kind of surgery that helps to improve the appearance of your chin by making it look bigger or more balanced with the rest of your face.
If you’re considering chin augmentation with implants, it’s important that you understand the procedure and what it involves. Also, by consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can get more information and learn whether you’re a good candidate for the surgery.
There are two main techniques that can be used for chin augmentation surgery:
Chin augmentation implant types vary by three categories:
Chin implants are made using different kinds of materials and some of the common materials used include:
The size of the chin implant is also important and should be based on the size of the patient's chin. The implant should not be too large or too small for the patient's chin.
The patient should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations from the surgery. The surgeon will then examine the patient’s face, measure the chin, and take photographs. The surgeon will then discuss the different options for surgery and help the patient choose the best option for them.
After identifying the technique that will be used, the surgeon will mark the incision sites and administer either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia, depending on the preference of the patient.
For chin augmentation implant surgery, they will determine whether to utilize filler injections, implants, or both. If the patient is only having filler injected, then a small needle will be used to inject the filler into the chin. The surgeon will carefully place the needle and inject the filler into the desired areas. If the patient is having an implant placed, they will make an incision either inside the lower lip or under the chin. The surgeon will then place the implant in the pocket they created and close the incisions.