Most of us would like to look good from any angle. Part of this is having a strong jawline. If you are not happy with the way your jaw/chin area looks, you do have options. Chin augmentation is a great way to achieve the facial profile you have always wanted. As a relatively straightforward surgical procedure, it will not take you away from your normal life for too long. You are warmly invited to find out how chin augmentation can help bring balance to your face and boost your self-esteem.
Understanding What Chin Augmentation Involves
Chin augmentation typically involves inserting an implant and refining the jaw bone. It can be done as a stand-alone procedure, although many people choose to have other procedures done at the same time. This procedure can be highly customized. A consultation is done before anything to help develop the perfect plan for helping you get the jawline you are after.
What are Chin Implants?
A chin implant is small and made from silicone or a different biocompatible material. They are solid and designed to look and feel natural in your chin. Silicone and similar materials are good choices because they can be molded around the chin bone easily. They can also be made in a variety of sizes as well as shapes to help you get the best results possible.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
Many people who feel that they have a “weak” chin are good candidates for this procedure. Those with a significant overbite may need to look into more involved procedures in order to achieve their goals. Good candidates are in good general health and are non-smokers. It is very important to go into the procedure fully understanding the process and having realistic expectations for the potential results. If you feel that your face is out of balance and that a more prominent chin would help, you may be the ideal candidate for a chin augmentation procedure.
How to Prepare for Chin Augmentation
Specific pre-op instructions can be given at your consultation and will depend on your medical history and current medications. It is highly recommended that smoking is stopped a set amount of time prior to the surgery, as well for a few weeks afterward. Smoking slows down the body’s ability to heal because nicotine will constrict the blood vessels.
What are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?
There are many reasons why you might consider chin augmentation as a cosmetic procedure. Some of the biggest benefits associated with this option include:
- Strengthening and redefining the jawline
- Correcting a receding chin
- Bringing balance to the facial features
- Boosting self-esteem
- Providing you with permanent results
What to Expect After Chin Augmentation
Again, specific instructions will be given that have been tailored to your unique needs. Some of the things you can expect include sleeping with your head elevated, using ice to help minimize any swelling, and avoiding strenuous exercise for a set amount of time. You will want to sleep in a way that does not put any pressure on your chin.
You will need to take special care with what you eat for a set amount of time afterward as well. Chewing may be a tad bit difficult, so anticipate a liquid diet in the beginning. Stocking up on liquid and soft foods beforehand can help make life easier after your chin augmentation.
Overall, this surgery results in very little downtime, especially when compared to other surgical procedures. Most people are comfortable returning to work within days. More strenuous activities may need to be paused for a bit longer. By following the timeline and post-op instructions, you will be able to enjoy your new chin as quickly as possible!
The Amazing Results of Chin Augmentation
Results are typically visible shortly after your procedure. That being said, it may take months to get the full impact. It may take this long for the swelling to go away completely. The implant should last a lifetime, and chin augmentation is designed to give you permanent results. Keep in mind that no cosmetic procedure can slow down the aging process, and as you get older, this may eventually impact the appearance of your jawline.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and how it can help to strengthen your jawline, please book an appointment at Huntington Women’s Health in Huntington. A member of our professional and friendly team will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. If you are unhappy with the way your chin looks, take the first step toward correcting the issue by learning more about chin augmentation. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!