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A weak or recessed chin can affect your self-esteem and disrupt the harmony between your facial features. A small chin may also imbalance other features, like making your nose appear larger than it is. Chin implants can strengthen your jawline, improve your profile by adding volume to achieve facial balance.*
Dr. David Dellinger is board certified in plastic/reconstructive surgery, and facial plastic surgery is one of the primary focuses of Elysian Plastic Surgery in Austin. Over his two decades in practice, Dr. Dellinger has helped men and women throughout Texas and beyond who are interested in refining their appearance with chin implants.
Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more your options for facial rejuvenation with chin implants.
You may be a good candidate for chin implants if you have a small or recessed chin and have realistic expectations. Chin augmentation surgery can extend or enlarge the chin, create a more defined facial profile and bring your facial features into harmony. Chin implants may also reduce the appearance of a double chin by elongating the projection of the chin.*
At your consultation, Dr. Dellinger will examine your entire face — including your chin, nose, eyes, cheekbones and forehead — to recommend the best way to enhance your look. Dr. Dellinger may suggest a combination of procedures, such as liposuction on your neck or nose surgery, to complement your new chin.*
Injectable fillers that temporarily add volume can be used for chin augmentation if you want to see how a more defined chin may work for you without the long-lasting results of chin implants.*
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes to an hour under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. During your chin implant surgery, Dr. Dellinger makes a small incision inside your mouth where the scar will be undetectable. He then sculpts a tiny pocket that fits the silicone chin implant like a glove. A second incision may be made under your chin to adjust the implant or perform liposuction.
After your procedure, Dr. Dellinger may apply bandages or tape to support and secure your chin implant.
You should be able to go home the same day as your chin implant surgery. You should plan on taking a week to rest and recover. You may have some swelling and bruising at first and some people also have a slight numbness in their lower lip. The numbness should go away within a couple weeks. For the first few days, you should sleep on your back with your head elevated and Dr. Dellinger may recommend eating a liquid or soft diet. You should be able to resume vigorous physical activity after about 2 to 3 weeks.*
You should see a change in the shape and definition of your chin after chin augmentation surgery. Your results may continue to develop for 1 to 3 months as the swelling subsides.*
To schedule your chin implant surgery consultation, please call our Austin plastic surgery practice at 512-229-1978 or request a consultation online.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.