Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to improve the appearance of the chin with the use of an implant. When it comes to improving the aesthetic appearance of the face, the chin implant can be a very powerful tool. Chin augmentation can affect the contour of the face and also bring balance to the face by making the chin more proportionate to the rest of the facial features.
This procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty as an appropriately sized chin can balance out the strength of the nose. Chin augmentation may also be combined with other facial surgery to rejuvenate the face. Good candidates for chin augmentation include men and women who are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of the chin.
Dr. Vitenas performs chin augmentation at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and its affiliated outpatient facility, the Day Surgery Center. The surgery takes about one hour to complete and is performed with general anesthesia.
A small incision may be made inside of the lower lip or in the crease beneath the chin. Once the incision is made, the implant is inserted and placed against the bone of the mandible. Dr. Vitenas uses pre-formed silicone rubber implants which come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the correction required.
Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after chin augmentation. Talking, smiling, and other facial movement may be difficult at first, and dietary restrictions may be necessary. Medication can help to manage any discomfort that patients experience. The stitches are removed after five days. Work can usually be resumed within three to five days, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Q – What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to improve the appearance of the chin and bring better balance to the whole of the face. The procedure uses an implant to make the chin more proportionate to the rest of the facial features.
Q – What is the implant made of for chin augmentation?
Dr. Vitenas uses pre-formed silicone rubber implants. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the correction that is needed.
Q – Who is a candidate for chin augmentation?
Men and women who are in good health and looking to improve the appearance of the chin may be good candidates for chin augmentation.
Q – What should I expect during a consultation for chin augmentation?
During the consultation for chin augmentation, Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. You will see pre-op and post-op photos of previous chin augmentation patients, and computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Q – How much does a chin augmentation / Genioplasty cost?
Chin augmentation ranges in price as the scope of correction and surgical technique is taken into account. On average the price of the procedure is $4,000.00 to $6,500.00. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us.
Q – What is the price for chin augmentation using implants?
Chin Augmentation ranges in price depending on the level of correction that is desired. On average the price of Cheek Implants ranges from $4,500.00 to $6,500.00. Depending on the level of correction needed chiin augmentation can also be performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm, which can be less costly than surgery for certain cases. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us form with your contact information and a brief description of what it is that you are looking to achieve through surgery so that the doctor can review your case and give you an estimate based on your physical anatomy.
Q – Where is the surgery for chin augmentation performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs the surgery for chin augmentation at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and its affiliated outpatient facility, the Day Surgery Center.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation is performed with general anesthesia.
Q – How is chin augmentation performed?
For chin augmentation, a small incision may be made in the crease beneath the chin or inside of the lower lip. After making the incision, an appropriately sized implant is inserted and placed against the bone of the mandible.
Q – How long does the actual chin augmentation procedure last?
The surgery for chin augmentation is about one hour in length.
Q – Where are the incisions made for chin augmentation?
The incision for chin augmentation is a small one which may be made inside of the lower lip or in the crease beneath the chin.
Q – Does chin augmentation leave scars?
When the incision is made on the inside of the lower lip, there is no visible scarring. Incisions made in the crease beneath the chin result in a small, well-concealed scar.
Q – Is chin augmentation a painful procedure?
Patients may experience some discomfort, and it may be difficult to talk, smile or perform other facial movements at first. Medication can help to manage any discomfort that patients do experience.
Q – What is the recovery like after chin augmentation?
Some swelling and bruising may occur after chin augmentation. Dietary restrictions may be necessary. Talking, smiling and other facial movements may be uncomfortable at first, and discomfort can be managed with medication.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my chin augmentation surgery?
Patients are usually able to return to work within three to five days after surgery.
Q – When will I be able to exercise after my chin augmentation procedure?
Patients will need to postpone strenuous activities and exercise for four to six weeks.
Q – When are the stitches removed after the chin augmentation procedure?
The stitches are removed five days after surgery.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of chin augmentation?
The potential risks or complications associated with chin augmentation may include bleeding, infection, scarring, and loss of sensation to the lower lip.
Q – Is it possible to finance my chin augmentation procedure?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery, and Dr. Vitenas will discuss these with you during your initial chin augmentation consultation. Please visit our financing options page.