Chin implants, also known as genioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to augment or reshape the chin. This is done by placing a solid chin implant beneath the skin and over the bone structure of the chin, which can help to create a more defined and balanced appearance to the face.
Benefits of Chin Implants
A chin implant is typically used to address a number of concerns, including a weak chin, asymmetry of the chin or jawline, or a lack of definition in the lower face. Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their chin may find that chin implants can provide a significant improvement in their facial appearance and self-confidence.
A weak chin can make a normal sized nose appear too large or make the neck appear shorter than it is. Placing a chin implant can help achieve a more streamlined, chiseled neck line.
One of the main benefits of a chin implant is that they can provide long-lasting results. The implants are designed to be permanent and can help to create a more defined and balanced appearance to the face.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision either under the chin or inside the mouth and insert the chin implant, which is typically made of silicone or another biocompatible material.
Chin augmentation is done on an outpatient basis, even when combined with other procedures. When done as an isolated procedure, the chin augmentation procedure can be done under general anesthesia, or with local anesthesia and sedation.
Recovery from Chin Surgery
Recovery from chin implant surgery typically takes between one and two weeks, during which time patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. A tape dressing will be applied to help secure the implant in place. This will stay in place for just a few days. Pain medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort during the recovery period. Patients will need to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for several weeks following the chin implant surgery to allow for proper healing.
How We Can Help
Chin implants can be an effective way to improve the appearance of the chin and achieve a more defined and balanced facial appearance. If you are considering chin implant surgery, come in to NJ ENT for a free consultation. With proper care and recovery, chin implant surgery can help to boost your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life.
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in ear, nose, and throat as well as facial plastic surgery.