Chin augmentation is a very common procedure that can help restore facial harmony. Chin augmentation can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, but is also commonly performed at the same time as other surgical procedures, such as a rhinoplasty or facelift.
Chin augmentation is most commonly performed through the use of a chin implant, which come in various shapes and sizes in order to tailor the implant for each individual patient. There are many different types of chin implants that are available, and we use implants that are very safe and have high patient satisfaction rates. Once in place, these implants look and feel like the patient’s natural chin bone. While these implants can be placed through an incision made in the mouth, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain typically perform the procedure through a small incision under the chin that hides in the natural skin creases. The advantage of using a chin implant is that the result is very predictable, reliable, and permanent. The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Another option for chin augmentation is through the use of injectable facial fillers (liquid chin implant or liquid chin augmentation). This is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed quickly and easily in the office. The advantage of this procedure is that it is very well-tolerated, has immediate and gratifying results, and is easily reversible.
Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain are experts at chin augmentation and can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique with you during your consultation.