Chin Augmentation: For a New Look
Chin enhancement may be right for you if you have a recessed chin that looks out of proportion to the size of your nose also known as a weak chin. Ideal candidates also have normal function of their teeth and jaw. A good candidate should also be in good health and have realistic expectations.
At Solomon Cosmetic Center in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, George Solomon, M.D., can help to improve and enhance your appearance through chin enhancement or chin augmentation, By placing an implant in the chin area, he can create the appearance of a more symmetric and pleasing chin. For some, this can be accomplished non-surgically with injectables.
When viewed from the side the chin looks balanced when it projects as far as the lower lip. A retruded chin often causes the corners of the mouth to turn downward and look “unhappy.” There can also be a loss of balance with other facial features. Chin augmentation may be achieved through several techniques. Dr. Solomon will discuss these with you and create a unique plan based on your needs.
Chin Enhancement Procedure
Chin enhancement cosmetic surgery procedures using implants takes just 30 minutes to an hour to complete on average. They are commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Solomon will begin by making an incision in the line under the chin. Then he will carefully stretch the tissue in the area to make room for the chin implant. An implant of the appropriate size and shape is then inserted through the incision and placed over the jawbone. This procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete. Incisions can be located on the inside of the lower lip or on the skin just beneath the chin.
Aftercare and Recovery
Some bruising and swelling may occur after chin enhancement, and you may experience some difficulty with facial movements like talking and smiling. Restrictions may need to be placed on your diet. Discomfort can occur during the first few days. Sutures in the skin may be removed in five to seven days. Dr. Solomon recommends using over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol, Aleve, or Advil to help control pain. Most patients find that they are well enough to return to work about one week after their chin enhancement procedure. Chin enhancement procedures using fat transplantation or filler injections are typically less invasive and involve minimal recovery.
The good news is that chin implants typically last forever.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.
If you are interested in a chin implant or injectable augmentation, please contact Solomon Cosmetic Center or call (727) 288-9988 to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Solomon. Solomon Cosmetic Center serves patients all around the Tampa Bay area including Clearwater, Orlando, Largo, Brandon, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, and Pinellas Park. If you would like more information about chin surgery, please refer to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.