By Dr. Cat Chang
Thinking about a chin augmentation? Almost everyone wants a chiseled, more defined profile. A chin augmentation can be a great option for patients looking to reshape or enhance the size of their chin. This is generally performed with a chin implant to enhance the size and overall appearance of the chin.
Beverly Hills craniofacial specialist, Dr. Catherine Chang, is an industry leader and expert in facial plastic surgery with extensive training specializing in face and reconstructive aesthetics. As an industry leader in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Chang offers a unique approach facial implants and facial plastic surgery procedures.
Many patients who come to Dr. Chang at Cassileth Plastic Surgery for chin augmentation ask questions that come up often so we’ve a list of commonly asked chin augmentation questions for our patients for your convenience.
Q. How do I know if I am a good candidate for a chin augmentation?
Ideal candidates for chin surgery have a recessed chin, a “weak chin”, a double chin, a prominent nose, or a flabby neck. Candidates should be in good health.
Q. What is the downtime for a chin augmentation?
The procedure itself is typically 1 hour. Recovery time for a chin augmentation is generally about 1 week; over that week swelling subsides. Results can be seen in about 2-3 weeks and will continue to look better and better with time.
Q. Where is the incision?
Dr. Chang places the incision for a chin implant inside the mouth or under the chin. The incision is virtually invisible and provides Dr. Chang will select the best location for you to ensure optimal results.
Q. What changes to my appearance can I expect?
Results from chin implant surgery can be subtle, and can also make a huge difference in a patient’s overall facial appearance by providing more facial symmetry and helping them achieve an ideal profile.