Patients with a weak or receding chin who dislike their profile can benefit from Chin Augmentation in Concord and Boston. Not only can this procedure strengthen the chin contour, it can also strengthen the jawline and add balance to the face.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Chin Augmentation is a facial plastic surgery procedure in Boston done to increase the size of the chin using a small implant. Dr. Narasimhan places this implant in front of the chin bone to increase the length of the jaw line, for a more balanced profile.
How is a Chin Augmentation done?
Chin Augmentation is done using either a porous implant or a smooth silicone implant. Porous implants have small pores or channels in them for blood vessels to grow through, eventually anchoring the implant into place. A smooth silicone implant is made up of silicone rubber, causing tissues to form around the implant. This type of implant feels closest to that of a natural chin.
After the type of implant is chosen, it will be inserted through an incision beneath the chin or inside this lip. These locations are chosen so that any scars will not be visible.
Who is a good candidate for Chin Augmentation?
Patients who have a weak or receding chin, and wish to improve the appearance of their profile are ideal candidates for Chin Augmentation surgery. Plastic Surgeon in Concord Dr. Narasimhan will help determine whether this surgery is right for you during your initial consultation.
What should I expect during recovery from Chin Augmentation?
Results from Chin Augmentation surgery can be seen immediately. A facial bandage will be worn for a week to keep the implant into position and help reduce swelling. Swelling and bruising should subside after a week. If the implant was placed through an incision in your lip, you will need to be on a soft of liquid diet for three to four days, as well as clean the mouth several times a day with mouthwash to prevent infection. Final results will be apparent after two to three weeks, though improvement will continue to occur over the course of six weeks.
If you are interested in Chin Augmentation in Boston or Concord, feel free to contact us today at 978-369-4499. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, also our blog page may answer any questions.