During the procedure, a small incision is made beneath the chin which will allow for a silicone implant to be placed. There is a variety of shapes and sizes for you and Dr. Kassir to choose from to decide what will best balance your face and refine the jawline. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, local anesthesia is used and it is typically completed within 30 minutes. Sutures are placed to close the incision and they're removed within the next few days following the surgery. Normal daily activities can resume after 4 days of recovery.
Chin augmentation can help to eliminate the "double-chin" appearance of a receding or weak chin and create a more youthful look. The aging process takes a toll on many people's neck and mouth area, so a chin implant can help to define the region between the face and neck. It is often used in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or neck lift to help restore balance and promote facial harmony. The results of a chin implant should look and feel natural, so it is vital to go to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for optimal results. It takes anywhere from 1 to 3 months to see the final result once the swelling has completely subsided, however, most of the swelling is unnoticeable after 1 week.
I'm deciding between a neck lift and a chin implant to enhance my jawline, what procedure would be right for me?
Although both procedures can be performed together, both produce different results. If your chin appears to be receding because of excess fat or skin on the neck, a neck lift will be the best option to provide a contoured jawline. If your chin is naturally weak and receding, regardless of excess neck fat, then you may be a good candidate for a chin implant to refine the jawline and correct the recessive chin appearance.
Am I able to eat solid food after a chin implant?
It is best to stick to a liquid diet the same day of the surgery, however, most patients are able to chew solid food by the next day.
Am I able to resume physical activity after a chin augmentation?
Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for the first 2 weeks following the procedure.