Hampton Roads Chin Augmentation

If one feature is out of balance, it can affect the harmony of your entire face. A strong chin and defined jawline can help provide a beautiful, proportionate profile—while a chin that looks too small in comparison with other facial features can, for instance, make the nose appear longer. If you have a “weak” or recessed chin, or feel that gravity and aging have affected the appearance of your jawline, you may benefit from chin enhancement.

Am I a Candidate for Chin Enlargement?

You may be a candidate for chin enlargement if:

  • You have a small or receding chin
  • You desire increased chin prominence
  • Aging has affecting the appearance of your entire jawline
  • You are a healthy non-smoker

A chin implant is intended to give the patient an improved profile, as well as a more attractive jaw line that creates a better balance between the chin and other facial features.

Your Chin Augmentation Consultation

The best way to determine if chin enlargement is a good option for you is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Our surgeons have an advanced understanding of facial structure and many years of experience working with patients to create a well balanced, pleasing profile. Choosing a surgeon who understands how to work harmoniously with existing facial structure is imperative to having a positive outcome.

During your appointment, one of our surgeons will evaluate your natural facial structure, listen to your concerns, and help design a plan that meets your goals. Your chin implant will be specially designed for your face to enhance your natural appearance and create a proportionate, balanced appearance. Facial implants are made out of a bio-compatible, safe silicone that is strong, durable, and elastic.

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About Chin Enlargement Surgery

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. An incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin, and an implant is placed. In an alternative method called “sliding osteotomy,” a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.

The patient goes home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness, and possible local numbness gradually subside within a month or two.

Additional Procedures

To further strengthen your profile, additional procedures may be combined. Common procedures that can enhance chin augmentation results are Nose Reshaping, Neck Lift, and Laser Skin Resurfacing.

Payment for Plastic Surgery

Chin enlargement is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.

Risks

The specific risks and the suitability of a chin enhancement procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.