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A chin implant can improve the balance, symmetry, and front and side profile to provide more harmony to the facial proportions. The chin is a complex facial structure, and sometimes a recessive chin can counterbalance the entire facial appearance. With a chin implant, you can improve a weak jawline by increasing the projection, size, shape, or length of the chin to create a more contoured and enhanced appearance. A strong jawline is deemed as an attractive trait for men to possess and can signify strength and power. Similarly, a defined jawline is becoming an increasingly idealised aesthetic attribute for women too.
A receding jawline may indicate dental issues such as an overbite or could be a hereditary trait in which the mandible is set back behind the upper jaw. As you age, the cosmetic concern can worsen, as the skin and soft tissue loosens around this area.
Chin Implant Surgery
A defined and strong chin is often sign of strength and beauty. A chin implant is a safe and long lasting method to correct a receding chin. It is generally sought after by some men and women – often for very different reasons. Chin augmentation changes the contours of your face. It augments a weak chin and gives an attractive look of distinction.
Another benefit is that it can balance out other facial features. It is also recommended for patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery to achieve better facial balance and harmony. It is common to combine a chin implant with cheek implants for higher cheekbones.
The goal is always to achieve subtle and natural looking enhancements. Whilst we aim for balance and symmetry. However, this isn’t always possible. In this case, we aim to create the most aesthetically pleasing balance for your face. The results will vary from patient to patient. Chin implant surgery will enhance your appearance, but realistic expectations are important to achieve satisfaction.
What does the procedure involve?
A chin implant can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the patient’s and the surgeon’s decision. An incision is made inside the lower lip, usually where the gum meets the chin. The patient’s choice of implant will then be inserted, and the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
A chin implant is suitable for anyone who suffers from a weak or recessive jawline. You may also consider a chin implant if you feel that your facial proportions are not balanced.
When can results be seen?
Initial swelling is likely to occur, and because of this, you will likely see the final results after around 3-4 months’ time following your operation.
How long will the results last?
Providing there are no complications, the implants can last for a lifetime.
How long is recovery?
The recovery process varies from patient to patient, but many patients return to work within in 5 days.
We advise patients to keep their heads elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery. Healing is a gradual process. We also suggest you refrain from vigorous activity for 6 weeks. You may notice some bruising in and around your chin and neck area. This should subside in about 7-14 days after surgery. The speed of recovery will vary. The sutures in your mouth will dissolve naturally. The overall recovery process usually takes around 6 weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
The duration of the procedure varies depending on the technique and type of anaesthesia used, but typically 1-3 hours.
Will exercise improve a weak jawline?
A recessive jawline is a skeletal and skin issue, and therefore working with the muscles will not improve the issue.
To minimise the risks associate with surgery, you should always chose a surgeon who has extensive experience in the surgery of choice, with appropriate qualifications. Complications of this procedure are rare, but possible risks include: infection, hematoma, shifting of the implant, and scarring.
Before and After photos of Chin Implant Surgery
Chin Implant Disclaimer
BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Our Plastic Surgeons take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.