FACE

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure to correct a weak chin, improve the jawline, and balance the facial features. A small or weak chin can make the neck appear undefined and fleshy, and make the nose appear larger in profile. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Dr. Christopher Schaffer performs chin augmentation surgery to add proportion to the chin and bring the facial features into harmony.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

Chin enhancement with implants can provide dramatic aesthetic benefits. A good candidate for this procedure may be someone who has a:

  • Weak and receding chin
  • Thin or receding jawline
  • Square or pointed chin
  • Prominent nose
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Fleshy neck
  • Loss of facial contours with aging

Chin Augmentation Procedure

Chin implants are available in different types and sizes and made of materials that feel similar to natural tissues. For optimal results, it is important to choose the right type and size of implant. Your surgeon should custom fit the implant to your unique facial features.

To perform a chin augmentation procedure, the surgeon makes an incision either inside the mouth where the gum meets the lower lip or in the natural crease under the chin, and then gently stretches the tissues to create a space into which the implant can be placed. After the implant is inserted, fine sutures are used to close the incision.

When the incision is placed under the chin, surgical scarring is typically imperceptible. When the incision is concealed inside the mouth, no surgical scarring is visible at all.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

For patients who are not ready to undergo surgery, non-surgical chin augmentation can serve as an introductory procedure. This is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime, performed with injections of a dermal filler such as Radiesse. Although not permanent, results with non-surgical chin augmentation can last for many months.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation in Birmingham

Chin augmentation surgery can have a dramatic impact on overall facial appearance. It can improve the side profile, refine the jawline, balance out the appearance of your nose, and make the neck profile appear more defined. The chin implant procedure is customizable, with a variety of implants available to suit the needs of the individual patient. Incisions are discreet, and results are natural-looking and permanent.

Dr. Christopher Schaffer at Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham performs both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He performs chin augmentation procedures with a high level of skill and a personal dedication to surgical excellence. To find out if you are a good candidate for a chin augmentation procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schaffer.