A weaker chin could make the entire face less balanced, and many people seek chin augmentation to achieve a more harmonious, attractive look. It is often done in conjunction with submental liposuction, FaceTite, Morpheus8, and even buccal fat pad reduction. The position of the chin as well as the definition of the jawline and neck line is considered in offering the best treatment options.

Considering chin augmentation?

There are several reasons our clients at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute choose to undergo chin augmentation. You have a smaller or receding chin, creating an unbalanced appearance. In addition, a weak chin can make the nose appear larger than it is. Chin augmentation can improve the appearance of a “weak” chin by augmenting or increasing the projection or volume of the chin, for a balanced look. The overall goal of chin augmentation is to achieve facial balance and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

At Austin PSI, it’s all about you

At the Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, our goal is to provide the best plastic surgery care and medical aesthetics in central Texas. We treat each patient as if they are family and will discuss your available options with honesty and integrity. Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons bring years of experience to the practice and uniquely blend surgical procedures with cutting-edge technology to provide superior results that meet every individual’s goals.

We are personally involved in all aspects of your treatment, from consultations to follow-ups, and are very hands-on when it comes to providing optimal patient care. If you are considering plastic surgery or medical aesthetics treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation. We would be honored to discuss your goals and help you achieve the results you desire.

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Overview – chin augmentation in Austin

At Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer men and women chin augmentation surgery to shape the chin by inserting an implant on the bone. Our board-certified plastic surgeons often combine a chin augmentation with a nose job (rhinoplasty) or a full facelift for full aesthetic benefit. If you are considering a chin augmentation in the Austin, TX area, our plastic surgeons are here to help. This surgery is performed with a biocompatible synthetically produced flexible silicone implant that is designed in a variety of shapes and sizes. With the help of a chin implant, a more prominent, stronger jawline and wider, lengthier chin can be attained.

The surgery: How it works

A common technique for this procedure uses a silicone implant that is placed through an incision made inside the mouth or under the chin. The implant is then placed directly over the bone along the lower jaw.

A pocket is constructed to hold it, which may involve shaving the jawbone to help fit the implant in place. Surgical sutures will be used to attach the implant to the chin bone. In some cases, the incision will be made on the inside of the mouth.

What to expect

Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about an hour to complete, but it could take longer depending on the technique used. Recovery from this surgery usually takes about 4-6 weeks. During this time, the swelling, discomfort, and numbness that occurs in the chin and lower lip will gradually improve. Most patients are pleased with their results and feel that they have a stronger, more defined profile because of the surgery.

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Chin Augmentation FAQs

What about a double chin?

Chin implants are designed to offer patients a sharper, stronger look to their jawline if their projection is deficient. Those who have a “double chin” may also be candidates for a FaceTite, Morpheus8 and liposuction procedure where the fat within the chin and neck is removed and the jawline is sculpted and defined.

Will sensation return to normal?

It will be very normal to feel numbness and a change in skin sensation following chin augmentation surgery. As the implant gets used to its new habitat, nearby tissue and jaw line structures will also get used to having it there. Several weeks after surgery, this heightened sensation will begin to subside, and, over time, normal sensitivity will gradually reappear. It may take up to a full year for patients to regain full sensitivity.

Will I have visible scars?

Scarring is very minimal with chin augmentation surgery because the incision is placed either on the inside of the mouth, where it is completely hidden, or it is made under the chin. Even the incision done under the chin will be mostly concealed or hard to see during social situations.

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