Does a weak chin make your other facial features seem out of balance? If so, a chin implant (chin augmentation) maybe part of the solution. It is a relatively minor procedure that can make a dramatic difference in a person's appearance. Often, a chin implant is done in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery to improve the balance of one’s facial features. Some consider a chin implant the "icing on the cake!" Chin surgery adds little to the cost and length of an operation and does not significantly increase the risk. There are many types of chin implants available.
To perform a chin implant, the surgeon makes a small incision under the chin. The implant is slipped into the pocket created by the incision. Once healed, the scar is scarcely visible. Local anesthesia is most often used, although you may receive stronger anesthesia if you are having more than one procedure done at the same time.
Your chin will be tender and swollen for several days post-operatively. Normal activities may be resumed approximately ten days after surgery.
This is an actual patient. Results may vary.