Chin Augmentation in San Diego, CA
An underdeveloped chin that is not proportionate to the rest of your facial features may impart an imbalanced look to your entire facial region. Chin augmentation effectively corrects this condition, resulting in a more balanced and proportionate appearance. For residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and neighboring communities in Southern California, Pollack Plastic Surgery, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, provides chin augmentation and other procedures to rejuvenate the facial appearance of both men and women.
What is a Chin Augmentation procedure?
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure known medically as mentoplasty, which augments a chin that is receding or otherwise underdeveloped. The procedure places a solid silicone implant onto the chin to reshape the jawline and add volume to the chin area to restore balance, harmony, and proportion to the facial features.
How can Chin Augmentation enhance my facial appearance?
Chin augmentation may produce a subtle yet dramatic improvement of the facial appearance by restoring balance and proportion to the facial features. A chin that is underdeveloped or too small in comparison to other facial features may exaggerate the appearance of other features. For this reason, chin augmenting is often performed to restore natural proportions among facial features. This subtle but dramatic improvement may create a significantly more attractive facial appearance by restoring visual harmony to the entire facial region.
How do I know if Chin Augmentation is right for me?
Chin augmentation surgery is safe for most healthy adults and may be ideal for you if you want to add volume and definition to a receding or underdeveloped chin, enhancing the appearance of lower face to balance out your overall facial structure.
What happens during a Chin Augmentation procedure?
Chin augmentation is achieved through the insertion and positioning of a biocompatible implant in the lower jaw to increase the protrusion and definition of the chin and jaw. The procedure is normally performed in about 30 minutes to 1 hour and may require either local anesthesia and sedation, or general anesthesia.
The surgery is performed through a very small incision located under the chin area or on the inside of the mouth along the lower lip where the surgeon inserts the appropriate size implant over the jawbone to adjust the size and shape of the chin. The incision is then sutured, and the chin may be wrapped in elastic bandages or surgical tape to provide support.
Can a Chin Augmentation be combined with other procedures?
In many cases, chin augmentation may be combined with rhinoplasty, to achieve complete harmony and balance between facial features.
What should I expect during recovery from Chin Augmentation?
You should arrange in advance to have someone drive you home and provide basic home care for a few days so you can relax and rest. Chin augmentation surgery causes some initial swelling and bruising that may make it uncomfortable to perform certain facial movements such as smiling, chewing, and talking, and you may have to restrict yourself to a diet of soft foods for the first few days following the procedure. Our doctor will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. Normally, it takes approximately one week to recover from chin augmentation surgery before returning to work and resuming light physical activity. After about six weeks, you may gradually resume more strenuous activities and exercise.
How much does Chin Augmentation cost in San Diego, CA?
The price of chin augmentation depends on the extent of your procedure. Health insurance providers do not usually cover chin augmentation when performed as an elective surgery. Pollack Plastic Surgery helps patients manage the costs of procedures by offering flexible financing plans as well as accepting a variety of payment methods for patients’ convenience.
If your chin is underdeveloped making your other features appear unnaturally large, a chin augmentation procedure can easily correct the problem and impart a more balanced look to your face. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, men and women who live in in San Diego and surrounding areas, such as La Jolla, Alpine, and other local communities in California, are seeing natural-looking results from chin augmentation and other cosmetic procedures performed by our expert team of certified plastic surgeons. Contact our office to set a consultation.