For many people, a simple change to the shape and protrusion of the jaw can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of the face. Patients seek out chin implants surgery with Dr Zadeh in order to improve the contour of their chin, create a silhouette that is more proportional and strengthen the jawline. A receding chin, or lack of definition in the jaw area can be debilitating to self-confidence, but with Dr Zadeh’s chin implant procedure, we can address the contour of the chin to create a more sculpted looking face!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for chin implants?
If you have a receding or weak chin and this is making you feel not confident about your overall facial harmony, you could be a suitable candidate for chin enhancement. Not all people with weak chins, however, are suitable for this procedure. People with a lot of space between the nose and lip may not be suitable candidates as chin implants could result in an unnaturally long face. The thickness of tissue over the chin may also affect suitability as a candidate. In your consultation meeting, Dr Zadeh will assess the current structure of your jaw in order to determine your suitability for chin augmentation.
What does a chin implant look like?
Chin implants are small, solid devices made from a biocompatible material, usually silicone, which has been molded to fit around a patient’s chin bone. Chin implants vary in size and contour; Dr Zadeh will help you choose an implant that will achieve your desired degree of enhancement and provide the most natural looking result.
How are chin implants inserted?
Dr Zadeh uses an external incision just under the chin and the implant is then inserted and the wound is fixed with sutures. The benefits of this method include a well camouflaged incision, less chance of infection and also less chance of the implant moving.
What is the recovery?
Most chin augmentation patients experience relatively little downtime and are back to desk work and most other daily activities within 7 days after surgery. Discomfort is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses.
You will need to sleep face-up, with your head elevated, for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to help control post-op swelling and protect your healing incisions. Dr Zadeh may also require you to consume a liquid-only diet for a day or two after surgery. Strenuous activity can typically be resumed within 3 to 4 weeks after chin augmentation. It is important to follow Dr Zadeh’s specific instructions during recovery to ensure you heal well and your results look great as soon as possible.
Results are considered final after about 6 months, when residual swelling has subsided.
Will I have scarring?
There will be a hidden small scar on the jawline. Dr Zadeh appreciates that cosmetic surgery patients wish to have minimal scarring, particularly when the incision is made on the face, and he is highly skilled at minimizing the visibility of all scars.
Are there any complications associated with chin augmentation?
There are very few risks associated with chin implants. However, as with all cosmetic surgeries, there are some risks associated with having chin implants; including infection, shifting of implants, bleeding and numbness.
What are the options to enhance the chin and jawline?
While many patients choose to have chin implant surgery alone, just as often Dr Zadeh will combine chin augmentation with other procedures for enhanced results.
Rhinoplasty + chin augmentation
Chin implants can dramatically enhance the results of rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation with nose reshaping surgery is one of the most common facial contouring procedure combinations.
Neck liposuction + chin implants
Patients with excess fullness beneath the chin often choose to have neck liposuction at the same time as chin implant surgery. While strengthening the chin will help improve jawline definition on its own, removing excess fat from underneath the chin can further improve the appearance of the lower face and neck.
How long is the procedure?
Typically the procedure is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. It takes approximately an hour.
How much does the surgery cost?
The final cost depends on your corrective needs. This surgery generally starts at $6,400. However, additional charges may apply if the patient has a particular condition or if different surgeries are combined.