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Chin Implants in Houston, TX

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what are Chin implants?

Many people may not realize how much a short or small chin can affect the proportions of the face and throw off facial harmony. The same is true with a chin deemed too large, but these scenarios can be transformed with chin augmentation, or mentoplasty surgery. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, can place a medical-grade implant into the chin to make it fuller in order to create a more distinctive profile and achieve a more proportionate appearance. During chin reduction surgery, Dr. Brissett can manipulate the chin bone to make a too large chin smaller. Chin augmentation can also be enhanced with other facial surgeries, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or a facelift.

What are the benefits of chin implants?

A weak chin can make your face appear less distinctive or out of balance. While some people turn to solutions like cosmetic injectables, these products are temporary and do not address the underlying facial structures. A chin implant can restore facial harmony by counteracting any deficiencies in the size or shape of the chin while adding more contour and definition to your face. Through this advanced surgery, Dr. Brissett can provide effective results that are also natural and long-lasting.

who is a candidate for chin implants?

The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:

  • Have a weak (too short) chin
  • Have a weak chin due to genetics or trauma
  • Have a nose that appears too large
  • Desire a more proportionate look with greater facial harmony
  • Desire a more distinctive profile

What to Expect during chin augmentation

A patient will be under general anesthesia during chin surgery, and this outpatient procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility. The plastic surgeon will make a small incision 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 stitched up. If the incision was made in the mouth, a patient will experience 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.

how long is recovery after chin augmentation?

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 1 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. 

Chin implant FAQs

Will I have visible scars from chin implants?

With chin augmentation, scarring is minimal because incisions are placed under the chin (easily hidden) or inside the mouth. Patients should follow our post-surgery guidelines to avoid sun exposure to ensure any scars fade away properly.

Can nonsurgical procedures improve my chin?

For stubborn fat that causes a double chin, KYBELLA® injections are minimally invasive and can improve your facial profile. However, KYBELLA is not designed for chin augmentation, only for excess fat in the submental area. A consultation is the best time to review these options and decide what is best for your goals.

How much does chin implant surgery cost?

We can estimate the cost of chin augmentation after creating a custom treatment plan. We base costs on several factors, such as the implant used. Our clinic accepts many payment methods, and we can provide information about financing that makes chin implant surgery easier to afford.

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A weak 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 is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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