Our office provides a number of treatment methods and techniques to define your facial profile and jawline. During your consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss with one of our board-certified surgeons the benefits of this surgical procedure.
Surgical Technique for Chin Implants
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about an hour to complete, but it could take longer depending on the method used.
A common technique for chin augmentation uses a silicone implant that is moved through an incision that’s made under the chin. The implant is then placed directly over the bone along the lower jaw. A pocket might be constructed to hold it, which may involve shaving the jawbone to help fit the implant in place.
Surgical sutures will be used to attach the implant to the chin bone. In some cases, the incision will be made on the inside of the mouth. Scarring is very minimal with chin augmentation surgery because the incision is placed either on the inside of the mouth, where it is completely hidden, or it is made under the chin. Even the incision made under the chin will be mostly concealed or hard to see during social situations.
Immediately after surgery, medical tape or a compression dressing will be applied to help protect the implant while the jaw recovers.