There are various reasons why people choose to undergo chin augmentation. This may include enhancing or fixing a small or uneven chin, improving the definition of facial features, or reconstructing after a traumatic injury or tumour removal.
During a surgical chin augmentation procedure, patients will typically be placed under general anaesthesia so that they will not feel any pain or discomfort. It may be done at a hospital or clinic.
The surgeon will cut either inside the mouth or externally underneath the chin to create a pocket where the implant can be placed. The most common types of chin implants are made from silicone, but in some cases, they may be made from bone or fat tissue. The implant is normally fixed to the bone using stitches or screws. Then, the cut is closed up by the surgeon using stitches.
Usually, this procedure does not leave a noticeable scar once fully healed, especially when the cut is done from inside the mouth. It usually takes about an hour. If the surgeon also needs to cut the jaw bones, the procedure is more invasive and may take up to 3 hours.
Non-surgical chin augmentation is much less invasive. Dermal fillers containing substances such as hyaluronic acid are injected into the chin to add volume and smooth wrinkles. Numbing cream may be applied to minimise pain and discomfort. The procedure is usually done within 30 minutes, but dermal fillers will fade over time.
It is important to consult a reputable and licensed physician for surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation procedures. They can advise you on the best course of action while taking note of your medical history and goals.
Chin augmentation can be used to treat the following conditions:
The results you can expect from chin augmentation depend primarily on your goals, skin type, and your unique facial features. If the goal is to enhance facial harmony, you may be advised to undergo rhinoplasty or jaw procedures to ensure the features are balanced.
If you had surgery, you will need to wait until your chin has fully healed to see results, as there will be swelling and minor scarring at first. The downtime will be longer if you had surgery, as you will need more time to recover and for the cut to heal.
If the aim is to restore volume and smooth wrinkles in the chin, you can achieve that with dermal fillers and see results immediately. For some dermal fillers, you may see the best results after a few months, as it takes time for the substance to produce new collagen and improve firmness in the chin area. You may experience temporary redness, swelling, and inflammation with dermal fillers for the first 23-48 hours. You should be able to resume your regular activities immediately after the procedure.
Whichever chin augmentation procedure you have, you can expect significant changes in your chin area and face shape in line with your goals and treatment plan.
For surgical procedures, only one session at a time is usually needed. As dermal filler procedures are not permanent, you may be advised to return for touch-up procedures every 1 or 2 years, depending on the substance that was used.
During your consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay would be happy to tailor the procedure to your specific needs, and achieve for you a youthful, natural looking results.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Chin Augmentation
Individuals with the following issues:
What to expect?
for Chin Augmentation