About Chin Augmentation
Having a weak jawline and undefined chin can result in a disproportional facial structure. If a patient has a recessed chin, it can cause their nose to appear too large, creating imbalanced features. Dr. Lawrence Bass, our plastic surgeon who is board certified, has made available different chin augmentation options for his New York, NY patients. He is able to surgically insert chin implants made of silicone or another biocompatible material to dramatically enhance the profile and add volume to the chin for a long-term correction. He also offers injectable fillers to patients who are looking for more subtle results or small detailed changes. Each patient can go over their goals and desired results under the skilled guidance of Dr. Bass at either our Great Neck or Manhattan, NY office.
The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:
- Have a weak or short chin due to genetics or trauma
- Have a nose that appears too large
- Want a more proportionate look for facial balance
- Want a more distinctive profile
Chin Augmentation Reviews
"excellent doctor. - Dr Bass is caring, diligent, and indeed-as other reviews say, "conservative." He only suggests procedures that are necessary (relative to the patient's goals) and is attentive to the needs of patients more generally. I've had cheek and chin implants, and a rhino (in early 30s) and can say that I have a great deal of swelling still in my face, but I can see that I am approaching the goals that I had in mind. I'd suggest you go to one of Dr Bass' complimentary (no cost) consultations (a feature unlike many other surgeons in New York)!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 27, 2010
What to Expect
Patients who decide on the injectable fillers will undergo a quick, minor procedure that requires no downtime. Dr. Bass will inject the selected filler into different areas of the chin. Fillers offer the potential for very detailed shape control. Some swelling, bruising or redness can occur after the procedure.
A patient will receive some anesthesia from the anesthesiologist during chin surgery, which is performed as an outpatient procedure in our accredited office-based surgical facility. Our plastic surgeon will make a small incision on either inside of the mouth or under the chin. An implant, which is made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, will be placed carefully into the incision. After the implant is placed, the incision will be closed. If the incision was made in the mouth, the patient will have no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes around 1 hour to complete.
The results from injectable fillers will be less dramatic than chin implants, but the patient will still notice a stronger, fuller chin. Results can be visible for several months to a year or more in some cases depending on the filler that is used.
Right after chin augmentation surgery, a dressing will be applied to the chin where it should remain for 3 – 4 days. Patients can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Also, patients can experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery. These symptoms usually go away in about one week. After the swelling subsides in a few weeks, patients will be able to see the results of their surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone. More importantly, the implant will have the consistency of a patient’s natural tissue to make it appear more natural. Results are long term.
define your profile
A short chin not only makes your profile look weak but can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients think they need a nose job, they may only need chin augmentation surgery to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. If you want to find out if this surgery or fillers are right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.