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Chin Augmentation in Sacramento

The chin is the primary focal point between the face and neck. When the chin is underdeveloped, the symmetry of the entire face can be thrown off balance. Patients who feel that their facial features are suffering from a weak chin can undergo chin augmentation surgery, a procedure that uses an implant, bone, or fat to create a more prominent chin.

Chin augmentation is a common procedure that addresses concerns caused by congenital conditions, age-related bone resorption, or facial trauma. An otherwise normal nose can appear larger when the chin lacks a firm structure, and an already pronounced nose can appear even bigger. Conversely, an overly prominent chin can make the nose appear too small and throw off the balance of the face. The goal of chin augmentation is to create a balanced, proportional relationship between the facial features.

Chin enhancement requires good judgment, experience, an aesthetic eye, and a keen understanding of facial anatomy. Dr. Scott Green, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, has extensive skills, training, experience, and knowledge to accomplish optimal results. Dr. Green understands the precision and delicacy required for chin augmentation and specializes in facial rejuvenation techniques to help patients achieve their desired aesthetic results.

Sacramento & Roseville (916) 929-1833

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What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

A Defined Jawline

A Balanced Nasal Appearance

A Fuller Face

What Is the Chin Augmentation Process?

Dr. Green performs chin augmentation surgery on an outpatient basis with local or general anesthesia. This process helps ensure comfort and safety for the patient during the procedure. The patient and surgeon preferences determine the best option for your conditions.

Depending on your preferences and desired results, your surgeon will either use bone or fat from another part of your body or a synthetic implant to create the new chin. An incision is made either under your chin or along your lower lip. The implant or bone then gets placed into a pocket around the chin bone. Usually, tape is applied to the chin after surgery to help minimize swelling and discomfort during recovery. Sutures are usually removed between five and seven days.

Every chin augmentation gets fully customized with tailored implants or bone and fat grafting to suit your needs. Chin implants conform to the bone and are usually undetectable. The implant is generally sutured to the chin bone or attached with titanium surgical screws. The contour of your chin, neck, and jawline can all be improved through this procedure.

Addressing Your Concerns

Recovery

As with any cosmetic surgery, please follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions carefully, take your medications and vitamins, eat and drink according to the directions, and stop tobacco usage. You may experience swelling and bruising for the first few weeks, as well as numbness for up to three months. Most patients resume working after one week. Your surgeon may advise sleeping face-up with your head elevated for the first one or two weeks, along with wearing a chin brace to help your tissues and implants heal in the best position possible and prevent shifting in the first few weeks of recuperation. Heavy, strenuous activities or exercise should be postponed until you have fully recovered, which may take up to four weeks.

Scars

Incisions are made in inconspicuous locations and are usually concealed by your natural chin contours. Most scars fade with time.

Cost

The individual cost of your procedure can vary depending on what the procedure entails and which techniques are utilized. After your initial consultation, Dr. Green can provide an accurate cost estimate.

Pain

Any discomfort associated with your recuperation can be alleviated with prescription medications and cold compresses.

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The Art of Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is an art form and requires natural talent and anatomical knowledge. Dr. Green possesses the aesthetic eye and surgical skills necessary to provide satisfying results for his patients. After discussing the patients’ desires, he applies his vision of beauty and utilizes advanced surgical techniques to achieve each patient’s ideal outcome.

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I an ideal candidate for chin augmentation?

    Patients who are concerned with the appearance of their chin and are in good overall health may be a good candidate for this procedure. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Green to discuss your concerns, medical history, any medications you currently take, and what outcome you desire to see if chin augmentation is right for you.

  • Can I combine my chin augmentation with other procedures?

    Chin augmentation surgery can be performed independently or in conjunction with rhinoplasty, a facelift, or other facial cosmetic surgery options. Discuss your preferences during your consultation with Dr. Green to see if combining procedures can benefit you.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    Chin augmentation surgery takes approximately one hour to complete. If other procedures are combined with your chin augmentation, then the surgery time may take significantly longer.

  • How long do the results last?

    Implants are considered a permanent solution to chin concerns.

  • Will it be obvious that I’ve had chin implants?

    Dr. Green is dedicated to providing professional cosmetic surgery and only implants natural-looking synthetic material or bone and fat grafts that enhance the chin. Looking overly done is not the goal of this procedure, and Dr. Green can produce a natural improvement of the chin without an excessively protruding appearance.