Chin Implant or Augmentation
Chin implant surgery enhances the chin, neck and jaw line. The goal is to bring your face into harmony and improve facial proportions. With careful planning and implant selection, natural yet dramatic changes can be achieved reliably and safely.
What terms are used to describe chin surgery?
- Chin Implant
- Chin Augmentation
How is chin augmentation performed?
The most common way we perform the surgery is with a silicone implant. The implant is placed through a small incision either under the chin or inside the mouth. The surgery takes about 1 hour and is usually performed in the office. Sometimes the surgery is combined with other procedures such as liposuction of the neck or rhinoplasty.
What are some alternatives to chin implants?
Genioplasty can involve moving the bone forward in the chin to reposition it in a more anterior position. Sometimes, the entire lower jaw can be moved forward with a procedure called bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Less invasive procedures such as injectable fillers can be used to increase chin projection as well.
What does a chin implant look like?
Chin implants can be made from a variety of materials. The most common implant we use is silicone.
How long does a chin implant last?
Chin implant surgery is intended to be long lasting and not require revision or replacement.