Frequently Asked Questions About Chin Augmentation

Individuals who are unhappy with the overall look and structure of their chins have the option of surgical enhancement. For those patients who feel that they have a small or retruded chin, the solution to this concern is a chin augmentation. If are considering this cosmetic surgery procedure, you will probably have a few questions. It’s helpful to have the answers you need to ensure that you know what to expect from the procedure and its results.

What Is a Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to enhance the look of the chin. Specifically, the height and projection of the chin are increased. This is often done with an implant, but it can also involve restructuring the bones by moving them into a different position.

Why Get a Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation provides a way for patients to improve the proportions of their face. If the chin is too small, it can make the nose appear large and vice-versa. If the chin is too short, the top part of the face can appear disproportionate to the bottom.

Is a Chin Augmentation Obvious?

Chin augmentations are intended to be subtle.  The purpose of a chin augmentation is to balance out facial features.  After chin augmentation, your chin will be in better harmony with the rest of your face.

What Procedures are Done Alongside Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation can be performed alone, or with other cosmetic procedures. Typically, the other procedures are also aimed at balancing out facial features such as the nose, cheeks, or neck.  Commonly, chin augmentation can be combined with a rhinoplasty, buccal fat excision, or liposuction of the neck.

Does Chin Augmentation Change the Look of the Neck?

Chin augmentation can make the neck look slimmer and more attractive. Sometimes, liposuction or a neck lift may be done alongside the chin procedure to further contour the neck and jawline.

Why Does a Chin Implant Make a Difference in Appearance?

The chin is hugely responsible for balancing the face and neck. Men are considered more handsome when they have stronger jaws. Women are thought of as more beautiful when their chins are smaller and daintier. However, balance in the chin is important for both genders.

How Does a Chin Implant Impact the Appearance of the Nose?

If a nose is larger, it can make the chin appear small. Likewise, a small chin can make the nose look big. With chin augmentation, the nose can look smaller or larger depending on the patient’s facial structure and concerns. With the help of this procedure, the individual’s face can be more proportionate.

Is There an Alternative to a Chin Implant?

Most chin augmentations are done using an implant. However, it’s possible to modify the jawbone in some surgeries.

Can a Chin Implant Move?

A chin implant will remain in place after the patient has healed. However, it’s possible for the implant to move before the healing process is complete. This is uncommon but can be corrected.

Can a Chin Implant Be Removed?

If the patient doesn’t like the results of their procedure, the chin implant can be removed. However, in some cases, the implant causes a depression in the bone below, which can result in less projection than the individual originally had.

How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?

Unlike breast implants, a chin implant does not need to be replaced. The implant is solid and nothing can leak from it. As a result, you can keep your implant for your lifetime.

If you’re in Michigan and interested in learning more about chin augmentation, contact Straith Clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Sabbagh or Dr. Marissa Baca.