Chin (Chin Augmentation)
Men and women who wish to enhance their facial features may turn to Facial implants. Facial implants can enhance your image as well as your self-esteem. Facial implants can help bring balance to the features of your face. These implants can bring the chin or cheekbones into balance or help define your chin. Others may use facial implants as a cosmetic enhancement to help bring a more youthful appearance to their aged face. Facial implant surgery can be performed alone, or in conjunction with a normal face-lift. During facial implant surgery, your doctor may use local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity of the surgery.
The following is a brief description of the various facial implant procedures available. Each of these implants, in their own way, can bring your facial features into balance. During your consultation, the doctor can examine your current facial features and determine which implants will best serve your needs.
Chin implant surgery may take 30 minutes to an hour. Your doctor will decide on the proper implant size, and insert it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The incision may be placed on the inside of your mouth, or in the skin just under the chin. Your sutures will be removed within 5 to 7 days. Some swelling and discomfort may be present, and you may find it difficult to smile or talk.