Chin augmentation is often used to balance facial features for those patients that have a small or set back chin compared to the rest of their face. This surgery can be performed in 2 ways. One via placement of an implant or a second one by using you own chin bone and repositioning it.
Your profile can be drastically improved with this surgery that is performed in the office.
A small incision inside the mouth along the lower lip is frequently used to perform either surgeries. In certain cases the incision may be made underneath the chin in a well hidden area and the implant placed through this tiny incision. In these cases a “chin tuck” may also be performed. The chin is taped after surgery to help with swelling. If an incision inside the mouth is used, the sutures will dissolve.
For a few days, you will likely experience some mild discomfort and swelling. We recommend a liquid diet for a day or two and then soft foods for a week. You can resume light activities the next day and exercise in 2-3 weeks.
This surgery is also commonly performed in conjunction with “orthognathic” surgery.