Chin enlargement or chin augmentation is perfect for those desiring increased chin prominence. If you have a small, receding chin or a chin that is disproportionate to other facial features, chin enlargement will create an improved profile and a more attractive jaw line that enhances better facial balance.
During chin enlargement, an incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin. Next, a biologically correct, pre-shaped implant is precisely placed to perfect the facial profile. In an alternative method called sliding osteotomy, a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.
Chin enlargement procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The patient goes home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness, and possible local numbness gradually subside within a month or two.
Additional plastic surgery procedures at our San Francisco Bay area centers that may enhance chin enlargement results are liposuction of the neck, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), neck lift, and laser skin resurfacing.
For more information on chin enlargement in San Francisco and the Bay area, contact Dr. Kimberly A. Henry’s offices in Davis, Greenbrae, and Petaluma.
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