What is a Chin Augmentation?
The chin is a crucial element in achieving an attractive, proportionate looking face. Much like the eyes and lips, the difference a chin can make in the way that we perceive ourselves – and others – is hard to deny. A chin augmentation without implants reshapes the chin by using the patient’s own tissue to increase chin prominence. A chin augmentation with implants helps strengthen and increase the prominence of the chin, allowing the facial features to become more balanced and appealing.
Chin augmentations are performed in a Reno outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. They can be performed using your own tissue or an implant. When a chin augmentation is performed with your own tissue, an incision is usually made on the inside of the mouth along the lower gum, while another incision is made under the chin. The chin bone may then be moved forward and secured into the new more prominent position.
Chin augmentations can also be performed with implants and involve an incision inside the mouth, or, outside the mouth and under the chin. This creates a pocket for the implant to be inserted in front of the chin bone and under the muscle.
In each case, the procedure can take up to an hour and a half with an additional hour of recovery time before leaving the Reno surgery center.
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Recovery & Results
Depending on your profession and need for personal discretion, you may need to allow seven to ten days before returning to work. Swelling and bruising are to be expected for a week, and stitches also remain in for a week. Full results are expected in eight to 12 weeks. After your chin augmentation, you can expect a more prominent chin and proportioned facial features.
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We evaluate and treat patients who desire a chin augmentation in our Reno/Tahoe offices. For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for a chin augmentation in our offices, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.