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Christopher Hove, MD

Chin Augmentation and How It Can Enhance Your Appearance

A woman's lips and chinWhile facelift, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery are among the most popular procedures at our Paoli, PA, many of our patients could benefit from facial implants. These customized implants can enhance various facial features. Some of the most dramatic uses of facial implants involve reshaping the chin.

Chin augmentation refers to various methods of sculpting the chin in order to improve the contour of the lower portion of the face. Through a combination of changing the existing bone structure and the use of facial implants, a plastic surgeon can help patients achieve their aesthetic goals and overall facial balance. The ideal approach to your chin augmentation procedure will depend on your current situation and your aesthetic goals.

Reasons to Undergo Chin Augmentation

The most common reasons people undergo chin augmentation include:

  • Enhancing the prominence of a weak chin
  • Ensuring the shape of the chin is symmetrical and even
  • Reducing the prominence of a large nose
  • Improving overall facial balance and structure

Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation

Good candidates for chin augmentation surgery are people who have issues related to the chin and lower portion of the face. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any conditions that would make a facial surgery a risk to general wellness. It’s important that patients have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it involves.

The Chin Augmentation Procedure

For most chin augmentation procedures, the surgical incision is made on the inside of the lower lip. Through this incision, the plastic surgeon can reshape the bone of the chin and place the chin implant.

Recovery from Chin Augmentation

Patients will experience some pain, bruising, and swelling after chin augmentation, which are all normal side effects of a facial surgery procedure. It’s usually recommended that patients take about a week to two weeks off from work so the visible side effects can pass.

Patients should attend all follow-up visits with their surgeon in order to ensure that they are healing properly. If any severe side effects occur during recovery, be sure to speak with your surgeon as soon as possible. Having these matters resolved as soon as possible is best for your wellness and your peace of mind.

The Results of Chin Augmentation Surgery

The results of chin augmentation can be dramatic, enhancing a person’s overall appearance and allowing them to feel great about the way they look. Sometimes even just a subtle adjustment of the chin can make a major difference regarding your overall appearance.

The Risks and Benefits of Chin Augmentation

The risks of chin augmentation are the same risks associated with other facial plastic surgery procedures. This may include infection, poor cosmetic results, and the need for revision surgery.

The benefits of chin augmentation include improved appearance, greater self-confidence, and better sense of proportion regarding facial features. Many patients feel that the benefits of chin augmentation outweigh the risks.

Contact the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

To learn more about chin augmentation and why it may be an ideal option for your needs, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic surgeon. The team at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help you with these matters.

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-Dr. Christopher Hove

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