What types of chin augmentation exist?

What types of chin augmentation exist?

Are you thinking about changing the shape or size of your chin?  Chin augmentation may be the right procedure for you.   The chin is an essential feature of the face, so it’s not surprising that many people that are unhappy with their chin opt to undergo chin augmentation.  But what types of chin augmentation exist.

What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation or genioplasty is a surgical procedure that is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, to alter the shape or size of the chin.  It corrects a recessed or protruding chin and gives the chin a balanced, more attractive appearance.  

What types of chin augmentation exist?

Chin implant surgery and sliding genioplasty are the main types of chin augmentation.

Chin implant surgery

Chin enhancement with implants is the most common type of chin augmentation.  During surgery a solid silicone implant is inserted above the chin bone via an incision made either in the mouth or under the chin.   

Chin implant surgery improves the contours of the chin and jawline, and enhances facial harmony.  The chin implant will stay in position once healed, and does not usually need to be replaced.

Sliding genioplasty

Sliding genioplasty is the other type of chin augmentation.  It involves moving and repositioning the chin bone.  Sliding genioplasty is a surgical technique in which the jaw bone is moved in a specific direction and then secured with wires or screws.

Sliding genioplasty increases the projection and definition of the chin.  It is typically recommended for people that are not good candidates for chin implant surgery.  

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Does Chin Augmentation Involve Implants?

Does Chin Augmentation Involve Implants?

If you have a weak chin that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you may want to consider chin augmentation surgery. Chin augmentation can give you the gorgeous chin you desire, so that you can finally put your best face forward. But does chin augmentation involve implants.

What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that is done to improve the size and shape of the chin. It also defines the contours of the jawline and neck to balance out the features of the face.

Does Chin Augmentation Involve Implants?

Yes chin augmentation with implants is in fact a popular option for chin surgery. Chin implants are typically made of silicone and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The implants are very durable, and typically last a lifetime. Chin augmentation with implants is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that enhances the contours of the chin.

The procedure

Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is done under local anesthesia with IV, or general anesthesia. A small incision is made beneath the chin and a pocket created for the implant, which is inserted in front of the chin bone. After the implant is in place, the incision is closed. Chin augmentation takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

What to expect after surgery

There is typically some swelling after chin augmentation, but downtime is minimal. Pain medication is prescribed to deal with any post-operative discomfort. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 5-7 days of surgery (learn more).

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Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?

Within the last decade there has been an overwhelming increase in the patients seeking chin implants. More and more people are becoming aware of how the chin and jawline can impact facial harmony. But despite the popularity, some people are not happy with their chin augmentation, so one important question patients should consider is – “Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?”

Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is often requested by people who have a ‘weak’ chin. There are also men that choose to have the procedure done, because they want a more ‘masculine’ chin. Surgery involves placing an implant, which is usually made of silicone, in a pocket at the front of the jawbone. The implants are available in various shapes and sizes.

Removing a chin implant
If you are unhappy with your chin implant, you will require another surgical procedure to get it removed. It’s important to think carefully when removing a chin implant, because you don’t want to make a wrong decision.

Surgeons typically ask patients to wait at least 6 months after chin augmentation, and allow the implant to settle fully, before contemplating any revision.

Small, silicone implants are the easiest to remove, and surgery can be done under local anesthesia. Other types of implants can be more difficult to remove. There will be some swelling after the procedure, but downtime is minimal.

If your chin implant is making you miserable, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to find out more about removing it. Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Langdon. During consultation Dr. Langdon will discuss your options, and discuss if you would like to try another implant.