Chin augmentation serves to enhance the chin by using dermal fillers. Both men and women may undergo the procedure to improve facial proportions and achieve a more balance profile. The technique used depends on the expectations and cosmetic goals of the patient. This is a non-surgical type of chin augmentation that can frequently be just as effective as surgery. Most patients will go back to work the same day and there is very little down time. The effects of dermal fillers may last up to one year.
Chin Augmentation at Delight Clinic
Before the procedure, during your initial consultation, Dr. Ashit Gupta will discuss your goals and perform a thorough evaluation of your face. Digital imaging will next be performed to complete your facial analysis. Based on your assessment, Dr. Ashit Gupta will then help you select an option that will give you a natural result that is most suited to your facial features. Any potential risks and complications will also be discussed at this time.
Main Benefits of Chin Augmentation
- More pronounced and defined chin
- Cleaner and sharper neck line with stronger chin
- Improvement in severity of jowls
- Achieves a more balanced profile
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Chin Implant?
For such impressive facial feature effects, a chin augmentation procedure boasts an impressively short recovery period particularly considering the very significant results modest swelling should subside in one week, and patients usually return to work after 3-5 days.
How Long Does a Chin Implant Procedure Take?
The Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ashit Gupta can perform the procedure in one hour. Before they are driven home, patients will receive post-operative instructions from their doctor.
What is a Chin Implant?
Commonly known as chin augmentation or chin job, chin implants are designed to add width and projection to the jawline, thereby improving facial harmony and enhancing symmetry. By inserting a silicone device or injecting a filler (fat or Hyaluronic sugar gel, or movement of the jawbone) into the chin to enhance the projection of the chin point, a chin augmentation procedure can transform a basic facial structure into one that is stronger and more defined.
As the chin occupies such a significant portion of the lower face (⅓), the results of a chin implant are immediately apparent. At the Delight Clinic Plastic Surgeon, our chin augmentation procedures add width, height, and projection to distinguish the jawline, improve facial harmony and enhance symmetry and deliver natural, long-lasting results that will have an astounding impact on your overall facial appearance.
Benefits of a Chin Implant are :
- Improve facial symmetry: Chin implants result in an appearance that is more youthful, symmetrical, and balanced.
- Confidence Boost: By instilling a more youthful appearance, chin implants boost self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Enhance Neck Profile: Chin enhancement can reduce the appearance of a double chin, thereby creating a more attractive neck profile.
- Small Incision: As the incisions required for a chin implant procedure are made under the chin or inside the lip, the scarring is completely imperceptible.
Chin Augmentation – Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the anaesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. While it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. In fact, this irritation can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by the Plastic Surgeon.
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, good physical health and realistic expectations can make the recovery process more seamless. Fundamentally, a candidate for chin implants is simply someone with an under-projected and weak chin who would like to enhance their overall facial symmetry.
As facial bone structures continue to grow during adolescence, it is recommended that patients wait until they are at least 18 years old before scheduling a consultation for chin implants.
Chin implants are exceptionally durable; as such, they are intended to last a lifetime.
The recovery time required post chin implant surgery is typically brief, which contributes to the popularity of the procedure. While many patients assume they need to prepare for several weeks of downtime as one might expect after a facial augmentation, most only experience minimal to moderate swelling for about three days. The majority of patients are able to return to work and regular daily activities about one week post procedure. Both during your consultation and post-op, we will discuss your individual case to better determine your expected recovery time and your doctor will check in regularly as you recover to ensure you’re healing properly.
A successful chin implant will look very natural, balance out your profile, and ultimately achieve the results you want. When preparing for your chin augmentation, you will have a wide range of implant sizes and shapes from which to choose, and your surgeon will help you navigate the process before making an expert recommendation which suits your unique facial structure.
If you perceive any change in your smile post chin implant it is almost certainly due to very normal changes in sensation as well as the usual post-op swelling. Once fully healed, your smile should be totally unaffected. It is very important to be patient and wait more than just a few weeks before looking at the result of your procedure and jumping to conclusions. Your final results can take up to three months to show as the swelling subsides and the nerves and muscles go back to normal. Your chin implant shouldn’t change the look of your smile once you’ve fully healed.
Chin implants are designed to look and feel natural, however several factors can increase the likelihood that you’ll be completely satisfied. First, be sure that you’re choosing a highly skilled, board-certified, and well-reviewed surgeon–like those practicing at Delight Clinic Plastic Surgeon. While even a successful chin implant will feel different immediately after surgery, a chin implant that is inserted and positioned correctly should not be felt by the patient after the initial recovery period has passed. If the implant has been inserted poorly by an inexperienced surgeon, it is possible for the implant to shift, which can be felt by the patient. Fortunately, it can also be corrected.
Immediately after your surgery, it’s best to drink a lot of clear liquids. Then, the day following surgery, slowly begin to return to a solid diet, while steering clear of spicy or salty foods. If you experience any nausea or vomiting, simply go back to your diet of clear liquids for an additional 24 hours. If your chin augmentation was performed via your mouth, expect to be on liquids or soft foods only for several days as your mucosal skin heals. Your doctor will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for what to eat and when–be sure to follow them carefully.
Many patients wish to undergo chin augmentations in order to elongate or offset a round face. A chin implant can certainly give the appearance of a stronger chin, particularly on a profile view. A chin implant does not elongate the bottom of the face from a frontal view, but it nonetheless does create the look of a slightly elongated face–which is what many patients are going for. As each case is different, it’s best to schedule a consultation with us at Delight Clinic to get more specific answers to your questions and ensure that a chin implant is the right procedure for you.
A strong and defined jawline was long ago deemed among those traits considered more physically attractive and traditionally masculine. Regardless of gender, if you’re concerned about a weak or recessed chin, a chin implant may be for you. A chin augmentation procedure can make your face appear “stronger,” more balanced, and more chiseled. The size and shape of your implant will be determined during your consultation and will be based on your facial anatomy in order to harmonize with your other features as well as possible.
Research has shown that chin implants are not linked to significant or symptomatic bone erosion. Scientists looked at fifteen patients who had a silicone chin implant inserted using the same surgical technique, all within 1 year of the study’s start date. The patients were analysed for the presence of bone resorption. While fourteen patients did present with some bone erosion, (all under the maximum 2.0 mm erosion), none of them developed any symptoms of this erosion. If you are concerned about the risks of bone erosion, schedule a consultation without delay. Chin radiographs can be scheduled for the regular screening of erosion, even in asymptomatic patients.
Excess fat or skin under your chin, also known as a double chin, is typically caused by hereditary factors. If the area is resistant to exercise and diet, a chin implant may be the best way to create more projection, definition, and balance in your face, as the procedure also tightens the skin to reduce the appearance of excess fat. Facial liposuction is also an option for removing unwanted fat, although it doesn’t remove excess skin or increase elasticity. Your doctor will go over all options and help determine the best course of action for you during your consultation.