What is a Chin Augmentation?
The “masculine” look involves having a balance of facial proportions, including a strong chin and jawline. With surgical procedures such as chin augmentations or chin implants, the team at Janiga MDs can help by increasing or strengthening the prominence of the chin, while making the facial features more balanced and appealing. Chin augmentations are more popular in male patients than in females. Dr. Timothy Janiga works with you to ensure your results are both masculine and proportional to your face.
Dr. Janiga performs chin augmentations either with or without implants in a Reno outpatient surgery center using general anesthesia. For men, Dr. Janiga makes an incision either inside the mouth or outside, under the chin. This incision creates a pocket for the implant to be inserted in front of the chin bone and under the muscle.
When chin augmentations are performed without implants, 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 slightly forward and surgical plates or wires may be needed to secure the new positioning of the bone.
Another procedure that can be done that has minimal downtime is our new device from InMode called FaceTite. FaceTite can help give you that stronger jawline by tightening the skin. Dr. Janiga may also suggest the use of filler or fat injections to enhance your chin. This is a noninvasive procedure, that only takes a few moments and no recovery time. This is also a good starting point if you are hesitant about having surgery.
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Recovery & Results
Most men return to work within a week of your chin surgery, but depending on your profession, you may need longer before returning to work. Swelling and bruising are to be expected, and if you have external sutures, they are removed within seven days. Full results are expected in eight to 12 weeks.
Once fully recovered, you will notice an enhanced prominence of your chin, improving the appearance of your jawline, a more defined neck and a correction in facial symmetry.