Board-certified plastic surgeon Venkata Erella, MD offers advanced chin augmentation procedures that can have a positive effect on your overall facial appearance. A “weak chin” is often a term used to describe a chin that appears small or disproportionate to the rest of a person’s facial features. This very common attribute can have a significant effect on the entire balance of one’s facial aesthetic, ultimately leading to a general lack of self-esteem and a feeling of helplessness as to how to improve it.
With state-of-the-art chin reshaping surgery, Dr. Erella can add volume and shape to a regressive chin. Call (512) 686-0012 to schedule a complimentary consultation in Austin today.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation, also known as chin reshaping is a way to provide patients with a more pronounced and contoured chin. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, including placing a chin implant, reshaping the chin bone, and liposuction of the neck, to achieve your ultimate goals.
One of the chief benefits of chin augmentation is that the results often provide a noticeable improvement to the look of the entire face, helping to bring out other facial features and restoring the overall balance of your facial appearance.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for chin augmentation include patients who are in reasonably good physical and emotional health, and those who are:
- Those who have a very small chin, or a “weak chin”
- Those who have a chin that does not exhibit adequate forward projection
- Those who are not affected by an abnormal jaw structure or dentition that contributes to a regressive chin
Dr. Erella will meet with you during an initial consultation to talk with you about your goals for chin augmentation. At this meeting, Dr. Erella will answer all of your questions and discuss your options with you. Together, you and our Dr. Erella will decide if chin reshaping surgery is best for your needs.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
Although there are a number of methods to provide the chin with a more prominent and contoured appearance, Dr. Erella typically performs chin augmentation with the use of a durable implant made of silicone elastomer. The implant is placed through an incision made either inside the mouth or in the crease just under the chin, making any residual scarring virtually invisible. Then, Dr. Erella will meticulously position the implant for the best possible results.
Chin implants are available in a variety of sizes. Dr. Erella will show you the sizes of implants that can best meet your needs prior to your procedure so that you will gain a better idea of the potential effects.
In some cases, the appearance of a recessed chin may be the result of excess fat deposits in the neck. Liposuction of the neck can often provide a substantial improvement in the appearance of a weak chin in cases such as these.
Chin Augmentation Recovery
- There will be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure; however, this should dissipate over the next few days, and any pain can be alleviated with medication.
- Dr. Erella will advise you to limit your activities for at least one week.
- You should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least two weeks after chin augmentation surgery.
Chin Augmentation Results
While individual results will vary, some results of chin augmentation can be immediate. The full effects of the procedure will be most apparent after a few months, once the swelling has completely subsided.
For more information on chin augmentation, call (512) 686-0012 or contact Aspira Plastic Surgery online to schedule a complimentary consultation. Dr. Erella performs chin augmentation and other facial procedures for patients in and around Austin, Lakeway, Round Rock, and the surrounding areas.