Chin Augmentation in Chicago, IL

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About Chin Augmentation

Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline for patients with a recessive chin, or one they feel is overbearing. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create an undefined profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to highlight your chin. One of the most common techniques for this procedure is inserting an implant to reconstruct a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Oak Lawn, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry offers many cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which are manufactured in various sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations such as fillers can help add contour. For prominent chins, genioplasty might be an option. This reconstructive surgery at SAC Plastic Surgery removes bone and cartilage to recontour your chin and jaw for a more balanced look.

Ideal Candidates

Chin enhancement (augmentation) is an aesthetic option for men, as well as women. If you are self-conscious because of the shape and appearance of your chin and you do not like the undefined profile it creates, this cosmetic enhancement can improve the lower portion of your face and neck. It's also fairly common for our patients to opt for rhinoplasty to further complement their chin augmentation procedure. This blend of enhancements offers the opportunity for the prominent structures of your face to be made proportionate and balanced.

Surgical Technique

During this procedure, general anesthesia will be administered, or sedation by IV in some cases. The incision is carefully made just under your chin. Within this incision, a pocket is made to keep the implant device in its proper place. This involves removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, directly below your lower lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Regardless, both help to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.

What to Expect

Chin enhancement treatment creates immediate gratifying results, which can be pretty delightful for our patients. Even though redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation recovery takes about 1 – 3 weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed while in this recovery window. This particular surgery has historically high success rates and refined results, especially when performed by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Chowdhry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Chowdhry can begin to estimate the cost of your chin implant during your initial consultation, as soon as your surgical plan is created. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, along with facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A surgery like chin augmentation can produce wonderful, long-lasting results so it is more important to concentrate on finding a surgeon you trust rather than the lowest cost. SAC Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and can provide you with information on low-interest financing, which can make your surgery more affordable.

Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger, sharper lower face and profile. If you want to correct a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) corrected. In some cases, neck liposuction alone can provide you with a better jawline and appearance without the need for chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Chowdhry will help you understand your choices and discuss his suggestions with you at your consultation.

Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people combine their chin augmentation along with another facial surgery such as cheek implants or rhinoplasty. Dr. Chowdhry can help you choose the procedures that best address your concerns and goals at your consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Chowdhry is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you create your custom treatment plan.

What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Chin augmentation surgery, also called mentoplasty, is a procedure that builds fullness in and around your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone itself. Based on the state of your chin, plus your cosmetic goals, you could require one or both surgeries. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns such as your dental bite. Dr. Chowdhry can help you choose whether to undergo a genioplasty, mentoplasty, or both.

Redefine Your Profile

Chin reduction or augmentation surgery continues to be very beneficial to many Chicago area patients of Dr. Chowdhry. Chin augmentation creates harmony and balanced definition, delicately recontouring your facial structure and appearance. If you do not like the profile of your jawline and you feel it is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can offer the look you are wishing for. We welcome you to call SAC Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Saeed Chowdhry to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options.

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