Do you have a receding chin that makes you feel self-conscious? Chin augmentation can create a better balance between your chin and the other features of your face. The procedure involves inserting an implant that makes your profile stronger and more symmetrical.
Dr. Ledding has performed numerous chin augmentation surgeries. Every patient is unique, however, so he will spend time with you during your initial consultation and examination to discuss your options and his recommended surgical plan for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
You are probably a good candidate for chin augmentation if you are a man or woman who is troubled by a receding chin.
Is Chin Augmentation an Outpatient Procedure?
Chin augmentation is usually performed with the patient under a local anesthetic and sedation, so it is an outpatient procedure. You can go home the same day, but someone else must do the driving.
What Incisions Are Used For Chin Augmentation?
Only one incision under the chin or inside the lip is required for a chin implant.
What Happens During the Chin Augmentation Procedure?
Chin augmentation takes less than an hour. After the incision is made, a pocket is created, and the implant is inserted and put into position in front of the jawbone. The incision is then sutured.
The implant is available in multiple shapes and sizes to suit your anatomy.
What Happens Immediately After Chin Augmentation?
After some time spent in the recovery room following your surgery, you will be allowed to go home. You will need someone to drive you, however.
When Can I Return to Work After Chin Augmentation?
Most people take about a week off from work and resume exercise or sports activities in three to four weeks. If your occupation is physically demanding, you may need three to four weeks off work as well.
What Post-Operative Symptoms Can I Expect After Chin Augmentation?
Your recovery will include some bruising, a feeling of tightness, and pain for a couple of weeks. You can take prescription or non-prescription medications to ease you through this period. You will have to eat a liquid diet for about a week. Some will have some numbness of the lower lip or chin that resolves over a matter of weeks in most cases.
Swelling takes a bit longer to resolve, gradually improving over a period of weeks. If you sleep sitting up for a few nights, you will probably feel more comfortable and might even reduce the initial swelling.
You will see Dr. Ledding for follow-up examinations, and we will give you aftercare instructions. Your sutures will be removed about a week after the surgery.
Are There Scars After Chin Augmentation?
There is a small scar after chin augmentation, but it is largely hidden under the chin or inside the mouth. It will also fade and become smoother over time.
Contact our office for a consultation to discuss chin augmentation with Dr. Ledding, and enjoy a stronger, more balanced profile.