Your facial bone structure is an essential part of having a balanced face. Having a weak chin can make a normal nose appear larger. A chin implant can help balance your facial structures and give you a more attractive profile.
HOW THE PROCEDURE IS DONE?
In a minor chin augmentation, an implant is placed under the skin to strengthen the appearance of the chin from the profile view. During the procedure, the surgeon selects the proper size and shape implant to enhance your appearance. Once the implant is chosen, the implant is inserted it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. A small incision is made inside the mouth, along the lower lip, to create the pocket where the implant is placed.
A major chin augmentation may require bone surgery called an osteotomy. In this case, the chin bone is cut and moved forward to its new position.
A less common procedure is a chin reduction. Similarly, an incision is made behind the lower lip and the chin bone is cut or ground down to its new, smaller shape.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
The best candidates for chin augmentation are patients with weak or receding chins, but with a normal dental bite.
There is some discomfort and soreness, which is easily controlled by medication. A liquid diet may be advised for the first two days. Light activity can resume the same day as surgery.