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 Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. 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 movements 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.
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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 listen to your goals, go over your complete medical history and answer any questions you may have. You will see before and after photos of previous chin augmentation patients, and computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your individual results. During the consultation we will also reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure along with the recovery, the risks, financing options.
Q – What is the price for a chin augmentation?
Chin Augmentation ranges in cost depending on the level of correction that is desired. On average the price of Chin Implants ranges from $5,500.00 to $6,500.00. A non-surgical approach may be an option as well, depending on the level of correction needed chin augmentation can also be performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Voluma, which can be less. For a more precise cost of this procedure contact our office for a consultation.
Q – Where is the surgery for chin augmentation performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs the surgery for chin augmentation at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
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 time to complete a chin augmentation is about one hour in length.
Q – Where are the incisions made for chin augmentation?
For the chin augmentation, Dr. Vitenas may place a small incision either inside 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. Pain medication can help to manage any discomfort that patients experience post procedure.
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 pain medication.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my chin augmentation surgery?
Patients are usually able to go back to work within three to five days after their cosmetic surgery.
Q – How long until 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 possible complications of chin augmentation?
The potential risks 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?
Yes, financing options available for cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Vitenas’ patient coordinator will discuss these options with you during your initial chin augmentation consultation. For more information please, visit our financing options page.