A chin implant can be used to provide more projection of the chin, and improve the overall harmony and balance of the face. The implant is placed through a small incision underneath the chin, which results in a well-hidden scar. I fasten the implant in place with two micro screws, which prevents any unwanted movement or twisting of the implant. The screws are very small, and are not palpable, but ensure an excellent result.
The surgery is relatively quick, and heals well. Some bruising may occur, but this resolves quickly. This may be combined with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, or facelifts.
Surgery: Chin augmentation requires sedative anesthesia, sometimes administered by an anesthesiologist, takes appx. 1 1/2 hours, and you go home the same day.
Healing time: Walking is started immediately, limited exercise starting at 1 week. Chin augmentation patients usually have minimal bruises located only in the neck which may last for 3-7 days. The stitches are all dissolvable and are under the skin.
Pain level: Very little pain. Rank=2 Pain information
Risks: The scar is hidden under the chin. Very low risk of bleeding or infection. Other risks related to permanent implants. Risk information
Costs: $6,000 total. Cost information