Chin Surgery

Chin Augmentation is a common procedure which brings balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a weak chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma. This procedure can be as simple as injecting a temporary soft tissue augmentation filler to implanting a Silicone or Porex implant, or having a sliding genioplasty. We will cover all the ways you are able to enhance your chin.

A weak chin can also make a normal nose appear large and an already prominent nose seem even larger. It may also give the appearance of a ‘fleshy’ neck. On the other hand, a too prominent chin may give the appearance of having too small of a nose or otherwise throwing the face off balance. The end result should be a balanced relationship within the structure of the face.

While chin enhancement can be a relatively simple procedure, it still requires good judgment, skill and a good aesthetic eye.

Chin Surgery can offer one of the most striking cosmetic facial changes. A receding chin is usually due to the underdevelopment of the lower face and jaw. This is frequently a genetic condition and may be seen in other family members.

In addition to complimenting the profile, chin surgery can also tighten and enhance the sagging skin or fatty tissues in the neck. Along with chin surgery minor neck liposuction may also enhance the chin and address fatty or sagging neck skin.

Chin Implants

The simplest approach to chin augmentation is the placement of a chin implant. This operation takes about 45 minutes and is performed in the office with IV sedation. It requires a 5-10 day recovery. New technology in biomaterials has shown silicone implants to be very successful and extremely well tolerated by the body. The new anatomic chin implants are natural feeling and follow the contours of the normal jaw line. They come in many shapes and sizes to fit the anatomy and esthetics of each patient.

The implants can be placed through an incision inside the mouth avoiding a scar on the face. After chin surgery, the patient will experience minor swelling, bruising and temporary numbness of the lower lip. These conditions usually resolve over 1-2 weeks.

Sliding Genioplasty

An additional way of moving a chin forward or backward is called a Sliding Genioplasty. The Sliding Genioplasty advances the patient’s actual chin by moving the lower portion of the jaw.This procedure is performed from an incision inside the mouth below the lower lip. The sliding genioplasty is used in more severe cases or in cases where the chin needs to be lengthened or moved backward. Dr. Broumand makes an incision with radiowave surgical device inside the lower lip. The actual bony chin portion of the jaw is then cut and advanced or moved back. This segment is then secured with a tiny titanium plate and screws. This may require outpatient general anesthesia or done in the office with Intraveous Sedation Anesthesia. You may return to normal activities within 5-10 days.