A well-proportioned chin can promote definition and harmony throughout the face, complementing your other facial features. Chin augmentation can effectively correct the appearance of a recessed chin, undefined jawline, prominent nose, overly angular or square chin, or an unbalanced facial profile. By improving facial balance and harmony, not only can you improve the overall appearance of your face, but you can enhance the appearance of your facial features as they look like they “fit” within the context of your face better. The board-certified surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offer the expertise and experience to provide you with a beautifully natural-looking chin and increased facial accord with chin augmentation in Houston, Texas.
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin using a custom-made implant.
According to your face’s natural structure and personal preferences, you can create your ideal chin with perfect protrusion and shape. During your consultation for chin augmenation Houston plastic surgeons will help you design your new chin, focusing on your cosmetic concerns and chin augmentation goals.
Just as overall balance enhances a piece of art, so does balance affect the face. With a single, localized procedure, you can achieve a comprehensive improvement in your face’s appearance.
Chin augmentation offers patients the remarkable ability to address mildly bothersome concerns in other areas of the face, simply through the application of improved proportion and definition. With substantial improvement in your face’s overall appearance, you can expect a significant boost in self-esteem and general confidence so you can face the world free of the self-consciousness of a disproportionate or undefined chin.
Chin augmentation is an excellent treatment option for non-smoking men and women who are in good general health and would like to accentuate the shape of their chin. Candidates should be free of any conditions that affect their teeth or jaw function. In addition, you should have a positive attitude and realistic expectations for your surgery, eager to realize the wide-ranging benefits of chin augmentation. It is also essential that you are able to take the necessary time off from work to heal properly.
You will be under general anesthesia to provide you complete comfort during your Houston chin augmentation surgery.
Once you are comfortably under the effects of the anesthesia, your Houston plastic surgeon will create an incision, either inside the mouth or on the underside of the chin. Your surgeon will then place your implant directly over your chin bone, ensuring that it is in keeping with your desired results. Finally, your surgeon will suture the implant in its permanent position and close your incision. Once you are awake, you will be ready to begin your at-home recovery.
You should plan to stay home from work for a minimum of one week as pain, bruising, and swelling are common after chin augmentation.
These minor side effects typically resolve within seven to 10 days. Around one week after surgery, you will need to return to our office for your suture removal and an assessment of your progress. While you will most likely be able to return to your regular daily activities around one week after surgery, you will need to wait three weeks to return to strenuous activities.
If your surgeon has placed your implant via an incision in the mouth, you will need to adhere to special instructions, including a soft diet and rinsing with salt water after eating to prevent complications, such as infection or irritation. With proper care, you should achieve substantial healing within just a few days of your surgery.
Your chin augmentation results are permanent. Therefore, you won’t need to return annually, as you would for chin enhancement with fillers, or perform any other maintenance. Instead, you will simply be able to enjoy your results.
If you are ready to realize permanent improvements in the appearance of your chin, jawline, and facial harmony, please contact us to schedule your consultation for chin augmentation with one of our renowned plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas. We look forward to hearing from you!
Two weeks before your chin augmentation, you should avoid any medications, supplements, or substances that may thin your blood, including NSAIDs. You may also pick up any medications your surgeon has prescribed so that they are available to you immediately after your procedure.
Occasionally during the healing process, patients are concerned that their surgery has affected the appearance of their smile. However, when this does occur, it is due to swelling, and the patient’s smile returns to normal as soon as their recovery is complete.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.