Chin Augmentation in Houston TX
Chin Implant Revision
Chin Augmentation to Balance Facial Features
If you’re unhappy with a chin that disappears into your neck or makes your other facial features such as your nose or eyebrows appear too large by comparison, consider chin augmentation surgery with a chin implant. Chin implants can restore the proper balance and proportion to your chin to bring it into harmony with your other facial features.
Chin augmentation or Mentoplasty is designed to add volume and fullness to a flat, underdeveloped, or receding chin that seems too small in relation to the person’s facial structures. Mentoplasty produces a more prominent chin and a more defined jaw, enhancing proportion and balance to the ensemble of facial features.
Chin Augmentation surgery provides a subtle but still noticeable enhancement to a person’s facial appearance by balancing the facial features and bringing them into proper proportion. Having a tiny chin or one that is underdeveloped, flat, or undersized in relation to the rest of the face may cause the entire face to appear disproportional. A small, receding chin may make a large or prominent nose or a full and voluptuous mouth appear too large by comparison. Chin augmentation produces a more balanced, proportioned relationship between the facial elements.
For residents of Houston and neighboring communities, Chin implants are available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, headed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo, who has extensive experience performing facial procedures on male and female patients in the greater Houston area.
The Chin Augmentation Procedure
Chin augmentation surgery typically takes about an hour to complete. The procedure may be done using general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with a sedative. The surgery requires a very small incision usually located inside the bottom lip or under the chin. A biocompatible implant is inserted through this incision to enhance the protrusion of the chin, sculpting a new shape and size.
Once the surgery is completed, your chin will be covered with compressive bandages or surgical tape to protect and support tissues while healing. You will have to wear these supportive bandages for a prescribed time period.
Recovering From Chin Augmentation
Most patients who undergo chin augmentation experience relatively little discomfort and downtime. The majority may get back to their regular office jobs and most types of regular daily activities within one week after the procedure. Most patients report minimal discomfort that may be easily controlled with pain medication and ice packs.
However, chin augmentation is a surgical procedure and you should prepare for it accordingly. We recommend that you plan to take a week or so to rest, and generally take it easy for about four weeks, avoiding any strenuous physical activities.
Ask someone to drive you home following the surgery and help you around the house while you relax and rest for the first several days following the procedure.
You may find it difficult to smile or make certain facial expressions due to minor swelling and bruising immediately following your surgery.
Eating may become difficult, so we recommend a soft food diet for a few days initially, to limit pressure on the muscles of the chin and jaw while chewing. Dr. Bachilo will prescribe any necessary pain medication in case you need it to manage any discomfort or pain following the procedure.
Most patients are able to resume working after about one week, and may gradually begin to resume light, non-strenuous physical activity at this point. You will be fully recovered in four to six weeks, and may gradually go back to your normal physical activities and regular exercise at that time.
Chin Implant Revision
In a chin implant revision procedure, the chin implant may be removed or replaced with another implant or with another material, such as the patient’s own fat tissue, that will fill in the lost volume. This procedure uses the same incisions as the original chin augmentation procedure so as to prevent any visible scarring.
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Houston residents are seeing improvements in their facial proportions thanks to cosmetic treatments such as chin augmentation performed by Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, serving residents of Houston and nearby communities in Texas. Contact our office today and arrange a consultation.