An individual’s facial shape or profile can greatly change and improve with a simple tweak of their chin and jaw. A common procedure patients undergo to achieve their desired results or correction is chin augmentation, known as genioplasty.
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that alters and improves an individual’s facial aesthetics by reshaping bones in the jaw or with the use of implants.
There are three types of chin augmentation:
Chin augmentation involves:
A chin augmentation surgery takes approximately 1 to 3 hours.
Recovery typically takes approximately 6 weeks with most patients returning to their normal daily activities after approximately 10 days.
A chin augmentation is more than just an aesthetic surgical procedure. It is commonly used as a form of corrective surgery to:
Additionally, for facial aesthetics purposes, chin augmentation can reduce the appearance of a double chin, often caused by a small chin bone.
Although a chin augmentation promises to improve one’s overall appearance, it is always best and important to have realistic expectations of the after results to ensure you will be satisfied with your end results.
Chin augmentation might look intimidating but it is a common surgical procedure that produces permanent and great-looking results.
Upon completion of the surgical procedure, it can be difficult to notice the full results through the swelling post-surgery. Once the swelling has gone down, most patients will notice that their chin and jaw are more aesthetically pleasing with an improved facial shape and profile.
To ensure natural-looking results, your doctor will work closely with you to decide which type of procedure is best suited to achieve your desired outcome.