Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to improve the bone structure of the chin area. It is generally done with the placement of an implant directly on the bone of the chin. In this way, the implants can give more projection to an underprojected chin and the procedure can define an underdeveloped chin and give more prominence to it.
The goal of this procedure is to enhance the contours like jawline and neck, and therefore improve the overall facial harmony. The placement of implants around the bone of the chin changes the shape of the face and it enhances the harmony of other facial features.*1 For example, the shape of the chin and nose size are related, and chin augmentation can easily be combined and performed together with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, neck lift, and facelift.
It is not hard to be eligible for a chin augmentation procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!
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The outcomes of chin augmentation can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.
Chin augmentation presents a permanent solution for a recessed chin, which offers augmented size and projection. Through chin augmentation, you can achieve a more projected chin which will be in harmony with your other facial features. It can provide balance and better facial proportions. Chin implants help to add definition to your receding chin, while enhancing the overall attractiveness of your face, not to mention that you’ll have a better profile!
The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. For most people, a weak chin makes them feel very self-conscious because an ill-proportioned and a recessed chin can overshadow other facial features, which negatively impact your profile and overall appearance. The chin creates facial definition and plays an important role in the balance of the face. If you are not happy with the appearance of your chin, you can experience serious psychological distress, which can negatively affect your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image.
After the surgery, a chin dressing might be placed to keep pressure on the implant while allowing to improve adherence of the soft tissue to the jawbone and it is generally removed after 1-3 days. Sutures and stitches are removed within 5 days. Swelling and bruising generally subside in about 7-10 days. Most patients state that there is a very little pain after surgery which can also be eased with pain medication. You will be able to return to work and normal level daily activities in about 3-4 days. You should avoid chewing hard foods for about a week. A soft diet might be advised for 1-7 days.
Swelling and bruising will gradually disappear, and they should be difficult to notice after about 10 days. You need to sleep face-up, with your head elevated for 1 to 2 weeks to ease swelling and protect incisions. After one week, you will be able to return to your most daily activities. It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises for at least 3-4 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and will tell you when you are ready. Your results will be close to the final within a month and your final look will become evident after about 3 months. It is very important to follow post-op instructions. Your surgeon will provide a customized recovery plan based on your needs and your level of healing.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Chin augmentation is one of the most rewarding plastic surgery procedures which allows us to refine poor chin definition by placing custom sized implants to the jawbone.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Chin affects the appearance of the whole face. This is why careful and well-planned changes in the chin can transform you into almost another person.”
1. Harris WC, Raggio BS. Facial Chin Augmentation. [Updated 2022 May 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554506/
2. Harris WC, Raggio BS. Facial Chin Augmentation. [Updated 2022 May 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554506/
3. Romo, T., & Lanson, B. G. (2008). Chin Augmentation. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 16(1), 69–77. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.fsc.2007.10.001
4. Polo, M. (2017). Bone resorption under Chin implants: The orthodontist's role in its diagnosis and management. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 151(1), 201–208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.06.035