How Can A Chin Enhance Your Life?
Loving your chin is always “in”.
Like an exquisite monogram, your chin is one of the most distinguished and defining features of your facial profile. To the finest detail, you deserve to have confidence in your image and appearance in the mirror, no matter what that means to you. The Best You will guide you along every step of your surgical journey, for results that allow you to feel your most confident from every angle.
A chin implant can correct a receding jawline. Minor enhancements to the chin could balance out the rest. A chin implant can also help nearly 20% of people who are interested in rhinoplasty. A receding jawline can make one’s nose look more prominent. Implants will help restore facial balance, and enhance the nose’s fit. Implants for the chin are placed under the chin through a small incision. This scar is almost invisible. Chin Implants cannot be detected by your peers as natural facial balance is maintained.
Your surgeon can help you select the best chin implant design for your face. The selection process will include computer imaging, as well as fitting various sizes. During your consultation, you will be offered other options, including altering your jaw to avoid the need for an implant.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU
Are you a good candidate for a Chin Implant?
If you have a weak chin and normal jaw function, chin augmentation with implant might be the best option. You might have used temporary soft tissue enhancements in the past to achieve a stronger face. Now you are looking for a permanent solution. You should be in good health and have normal functioning defense mechanisms, just like with any implant surgery.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Chin Implant Surgery & Recovery
A small incision can be made underneath the chin to place solid silicone implants. An incision must be made within the mouth if other rigid biocompatible materials are being used for facial augmentation. You can secure the chin implant in place by either creating a pocket or attaching it to bone or soft tissue. The chin augmentation is complete when the cut is closed. The entire procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes, unless there are other procedures. To help with the swelling following surgery, tape is often applied to your skin.
The extent of recovery from aesthetic chin procedures depends on the method used and whether additional methods were done at the same time. You will generally be awake and active the night of your chin surgery. Your lower lip will go “asleep” as if you had to visit the dentist. Your chin will feel mildly inflamed and sore the next day. The surgeon might give you a gown or tape your chin to support the chin during the swelling phase. The best way to help swelling recede is to keep your head up. If the chin augmentation was done via the mouth, the swelling will resolve in a matter of days. To ensure that the sutures don’t become irritated after eating, you should rinse the mouth. Sutures are usually removed within 4-7 days of cosmetic face surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
All You Need to Know About
Chin Augmentation / Chin Implants
Chin implants are either made of bone from the patient’s body, usually the jaw, or silicone. The chin implant is used to enhance the shape and/or size of the chin to create better facial proportions and harmony. The surgery is often referred to as genioplasty or mentoplasty.
Yes, they are essentially all referring to the same procedure which is the alteration of the size and shape of the chin.
Chin implants are increasingly popular as often people are unhappy or less confident with their appearance. People may elect to have chin enhancements or reduction depending on the proportions and harmony of their facial features, to improve the appearance of a small or recessed chin, to define their jawline or neck or to decrease the appearance of a double chin.
Yes, chin implants look very natural in the hands of a skilled surgeon. At your initial consultation appointment, it is prudent to ask to see some photographs of the surgeon’s previous work. Your final results may not be evident immediately after surgery as there will be swelling in the area, but within 3-4 months the swelling will have subsided.
To insert a chin implant, the surgeon will make an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. Then, a pocket will be created between the front of the chin bone and under the muscles so the implant can be inserted. The implant is then sutured or screwed in place to the chin bone.
Chin implants are typically small solid shapes made of biocompatible materials that are meant to fit around the chin bone. The shapes and contours of the implants vary and are chosen by your surgeon based on the client’s facial structure and cosmetic goals.
Surgeons may use your own bone or fat tissues during a chin implant; however, silicone is a very common material to use for implants. Teflon, Dacron and other new biological material are also used.
Chin implants feel very natural and will have the same feeling as your own chin.
Chin implants are secured with sutures or screws to the chin bone to stay in place once they have been inserted in the area.
It is hard to put a price tag on self-worth. A chin implant is worth it if you feel it will enhance your cosmetic appearance and allow you to feel confident and secure about yourself.
This is an excellent question to discuss with your doctor at your initial consultation visit. Based on your concerns, cosmetic goals and other factors assessed by your doctor, you will receive recommendations that will meet your needs. This may include an implant or filler or a combination of both.
Your body will not reject a chin implant especially if the material inserted is taken from your own body. There is a very slight risk of rejection if other materials such as silicone is used.
No, a chin implant will not change your smile. Immediately after the placement of a chin implant, you may perceive some changes due to swelling and the new feelings associated with the chin implant itself. Once you have fully healed, you should not see any changes to your smile.
If the incision is made in the mouth to place the chin implant, there will be no visible scar. If the incision is made under the chin, there may be a very slight small scar underneath the chin which will leave little to no scar.
Chin augmentation surgery is not painful. You may feel sore, swollen and “tight” for the first week or so after surgery, but this quickly subsides. Any pain you may experience will be managed with prescription medication that your surgeon will prescribe for you.
The best chin enhancement surgeons in Ontario, Canada are those who are board-certified, well-reputed and have extensive experience in this procedure. The Best You® has 6 clinics throughout Ontario with board-certified plastic surgeons that either work in or are affiliated with our clinics – Dr. Akyurekli (Owen Sound, Brantford), Dr. Seki (Orillia), Dr. Gencarelli (Collingwood, Owen Sound) and Dr. Borsuk (Ottawa).
The Best You® is one of the finest establishments for chin enhancement or augmentation surgery in Ontario, Canada because our team of doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians are committed to making your personal enhancement journey a wonderful experience. They are caring, compassionate and have your best interests at heart from your initial consultation right through your surgical appointment and beyond. Our team is ready, willing and able to answer your questions and concerns at any time to ensure your aesthetic goals are met.