Chin enhancement surgery is also known as chin augmentation, and is a procedure that is typically done to reshape the chin. It improves facial proportion by correcting a ‘weak’ or receding chin. In addition, it creates a better profile and improves the appearance of the lower jaw region. The procedure has become very popular among the 20 something’s that desire a more chiseled jawline, but it is also a favorite of older women seeking to reduce the sagging associated with an aging chin.
Candidates for chin augmentation
More men and women are choosing to undergo chin enhancement surgery in their quest to get a more defined chin, and improve overall facial aesthetics. Women opt for chin implants, because it gives the neck and jaw a more elegant appearance. While men often choose chin implants to create a jawline that is stronger, and more masculine.
Chin Implant surgery
The incision for surgery can be made either in the mouth or underneath the chin area. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these options with you prior to surgery. The operation takes about 1 hour or less, and involves the use of a silicone implant, which is usually placed above the bone.
Very little recovery time is needed, and patients can return to normal activities within 2 to 3 days. However, exercise should be avoided. In some instances patients may experience some soreness and numbness for a few weeks.
Chin augmentation is often done alongside other procedures such as rhinoplasty and a neck lift.
If you reside in Orange County, and you are interested in chin enhancement surgery, you can contact South Coast Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Dr. Song & Dr. Dorfman are highly skilled plastic surgeons with more than 20 years’ experience in performing a range of plastic surgery procedures.