A person’s face has a role in making first impressions. Individuals with a strong jaw line and a strong chin project trustworthiness, honesty, and dependability. On the other hand, people with a “weak” chin may feel self-conscious, and their self-esteem takes a hit.
For this reason, many people have opted to have a chin augmentation. This is a procedure that may be performed at a hospital, an outpatient clinic, or at a surgeon’s office. Patients should speak with the doctor regarding where the procedure will be performed.
The first thing a physician may do is x-ray their patient’s face and chin. Based on these x-rays, the doctor will be able to determine what area of the chin they are going to operate on.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, the patient and doctor will decide on whether general anesthesia or a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area that will be worked on.
How is a chin augmentation performed?
During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions underneath the chin or inside of the patient’s mouth. They will then create a pocket where they will place the implant.
Implants can be artificial and feel like natural tissue. Because every patient is different, implants come in various sizes. The implant will be set, and the surgeon will close the incisions they made using sutures.
What can I expect after a chin augmentation?
Some of the common risks of chin augmentation include bruising and swelling. It may be difficult to eat tougher foods; therefore, a liquid diet may be recommended. Strenuous activity may need to be avoided for a few weeks.
In the vast majority of cases, patients are happy with the result. However, if the outcome is not exactly what the patient desired, a follow-up procedure may need to be done.
If you have been dealing with a lower self-esteem due to a “weak” chin, then there is a solution. A chin augmentation may be a suitable procedure for you. Contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment.
Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their various cosmetic needs, and we offer a number of services including eyelid plastic surgery, CO2 laser resurfacing, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, and more.
During the consultation, we will be able to determine if a chin augmentation is the right solution for you and will tailor a treatment plan. Get started now.