When it comes to facial procedures, many patients automatically think of the facelift or the rhinoplasty (nose job) surgeries. However, there are other areas of the face that may need to be augmented or changed to achieve better balance and harmony. For some patients, a chin implant or augmentation procedure may be advantageous.
What can be achieved with a chin implant or augmentation procedure?
Chin implants are a common option for individuals who feel as though their chin is ill-defined or does not match the proportion of the rest of the face. Many patients may consider this procedure if they want to:
- Correct a weak or recessed chin
- Increase the prominent of their chin to reduce the look of a “double chin”
- Define the neck and jawline area
- Achieve better balance with other facial procedures for better proportions
What to expect during chin augmentation procedures
The chin augmentation procedure often involves the placement of a chin implant. The implant is often made of a durable and smooth material such as silicone. These implants come in a wide range of sizes, contours, and shapes to suit a patient’s unique desires. During the surgery, the chin implant is placed while the patient is under general anesthesia. Incisions are made in discreet locations to reduce visible scarring, such as under the chin or inside of the mouth. Chin augmentation procedures are often performed in less than an hour. Recovery requires patients to take some time off of normal activities to allow for proper healing to prevent complications and reduce the risk of infection.
Call Dr. Rachel Walker for more information
When considering a plastic surgeon in the area of Dallas, TX, it is important that you schedule a consultation visit to speak to the doctor about your needs. Dr. Rachel Walker and her team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas is excited to offer new and current patients the procedures they need to look and feel their best. If you are interested in chin implants and augmentation, connect with our team today by calling (972) 661-5077. Our friendly front office team can assist you in achieving the look you desire with a wide selection of facial and body surgeries.