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Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation in Las Vegas, NV

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what is chin augmentation?

At VIP Plastic Surgery, chin augmentation is a popular plastic surgery choice for people with small chins who want to balance the dimensions to their facial shape. A chin augmentation can help to improve the proportion of the facial structure to present a more harmonious appearance. A number of different techniques may be used for this procedure. Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi places chin implants made of silicone to create a stronger jawline. There are also methods when an autologous approach can be taken using bone from the rib or pelvic area and made to serve as an implant. Synthetic implants come in different sizes and shapes that can be matched to the patient’s preferences and aesthetic goals. In addition, facial fillers can be used as a nonsurgical alternative.

What Are The Benefits Of Chin Augmentation?

  • Strengthens a small or weak chin

  • Creates a more attractive jawline and profile

  • Increases chin height or width

  • Diminishes the prominence of jowls or a double chin

  • Achieves an improved overall facial balance and harmony

  • Results are permanent

  • Little to no scarring using hidden incisions

  • Procedure is safe and effective with dramatic results

Surgical Technique

During chin augmentation, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips. A pocket is created, which will hold the prosthesis in place. Sometimes the bone is shaved to create a groove for the implant. Incisions are commonly placed in two areas that can easily conceal scars – on the underside of the chin or inside the lip, just between where the lower lip meets the gum. The results after this procedure are almost always positive for patients. An experience surgeon will create subtle results, yet dramatic enough to make a significant improvement to a person’s self esteem.

During/After Surgery

Chin implant surgery may use either a local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the surgical case. The procedure is performed in an accredited surgical facility. It may last up to 2 hours. A liquid diet is usually recommended in the first 3 days to avoid any pressure around the chin as the sutures are sensitive until healed. The patient is allowed only light activities until the second week. There will be numbness on the area surrounding the implant. While this is normal, the sensation will gradually improve as weeks pass. As with any implant surgery, it generally takes up to a full year for the implant to settle into position and create a final outcome that is soft, natural and normal in feeling.

Expected Costs

On average, the cost for chin augmentation surgery can range from $5,500 to $6,500. Factors that affect cost are the type of implants used or if there are other cosmetic procedures done in conjunction with the augmentation. Virtual consultations are $100 and in-person consults $300 the consult fee goes towards the procedure they are non-refundable.

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Average Cost  
$3,000 - $8,800
Recovery Time  
2-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
45 Min - 1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Chin Augmentation FAQs

Fatty Chin?

Chin augmentation is designed to emphasize the jaw line and create a balanced overall facial appearance. If there are excess fat deposits under the chin, which creates an impression of a double chin, liposuction may be performed. Before any cosmetic surgery, it is advised that the patient is close or already at their goal weight so it doesn’t compromise the positive results of surgery. Sometimes, liposuction is sufficient as it already defines the chin without ever needing an implant.

Temporary Numbness?

Yes. With the implant and surrounding tissues adjusting to its new position, there will be a loss of sensation around the chin area and the skin around it will feel tighter than usual. This is an expected reaction post-surgery and shouldn’t be a cause of anxiety. Eventually, sensitivity will return to normal, but it may take several months before the patient can regain sensation. The improvement will be gradual during the course of a year.

Obvious Scars?

The incisions made during a chin augmentation procedure are placed inconspicuously within the inside of the lip or under the chin, therefore, there is limited to no scarring that occurs with this procedure.

Mentoplasty vs. Genioplasty?

In addition to chin augmentation with implants, some individuals may be suitable candidates for genioplasty. This is a procedure that reshapes the chin by surgically repositioning the chin bone. This procedure is more complex than implants alone and is sometimes considered a reconstructive surgery. In some cases, genioplasty will be done in combination with neck liposuction and chin implants.

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