A weak chin or one that is asymmetrical can make you feel self-conscious and unhappy with your appearance. Chin augmentation can address these concerns, as well as birth defects or effects of traumatic injuries that altered the shape of your chin. The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat can help you get a chin that flatters your face and general appearance.
Preparation and the Procedure
Your consultation will include discussing your goals for the chin augmentation and the best procedure for you. Silicone implants can make your chin more prominent. Sliding genioplasty, or chin advancement, is another option for making your chin larger. It involves no implants. Instead, a piece of bone is taken from your lower jaw and reattached further forward. The operation can take one to two hours, and you will have light sleep or general anesthesia.
Recovery and Results
The sutures are removed in less than a week. Swelling and pain can last for two weeks, and you may need to eat a soft foods diet. You should be able to return to work after a week, and get back to most other activities within two weeks.
Your chin will look bigger immediately. At first, the swelling can cause it to look bigger than you wanted. Once the swelling goes down, your chin should look just as you planned. A chin implant from silicone can last your whole life. There is a small chance that you would need revision surgery if you have implant shifting or other complications such as hematoma, or blood clot, or seroma, or pooling of fluid in the area.
A Comfortable and Personalized Experience
Dr. Fletcher and the Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat strive to give you the most comfortable experience possible from start to finish. We address your concerns and work around your schedule and needs to give you the chin you are dreaming of.