Chin Augmentation

If you’ve always felt self-conscious about having a weak or poorly defined chin, you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation. Chin augmentation can improve the balance and symmetry of the face and create a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel specializes in facial plastic surgery, including chin augmentation. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel has used his patient-first approach to help men and women improve their appearance and self-confidence with the help of cosmetic surgery.

If you’d like to learn more about whether chin augmentation is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.

Before Your Chin Augmentation

The first and most important step toward improving your facial contours with chin augmentation is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Daniel. At your consultation, you’ll have the chance to discuss your appearance goals and ask Dr. Daniel any questions you may have about the procedure. He will also explain chin augmentation in greater depth and let you know if he recommends an alternate approach to improving the balance of your features.

For some patients, Dr. Daniel may recommend a nonsurgical chin augmentation, which uses injectable fillers to temporarily enhance the chin. This can even be performed as a way to let you “try on” chin augmentation before you commit to a long-term solution like using a chin implant.

Your Chin Augmentation Procedure

Chin augmentation reshapes the chin in an effort to achieve balance among the features of the face, especially in combination with the nose and forehead. It’s very common to combine chin augmentation with nose surgery , as the appearance of a too-large nose can be further exaggerated by a smaller chin.

Depending on your needs and goals, different styles and types of chin implants are available. In the case of chin augmentation using an implant, Dr. Daniel will make an incision under the chin or inside the mouth along the lower lip. A pocket will then be created between the jaw bone and the skin, allowing Dr. Daniel to insert the implant through the incision and into the pocket.

Healing Process for Your Chin Augmentation

The healing process after chin augmentation will vary depending on the surgical technique Dr. Daniel used during your procedure, as well as how your body responds to the surgery. He will provide detailed post-surgical instructions specific to your case, and may recommend a soft diet for you to follow for the first days following surgery.

During the first week of your recovery, you should keep your head elevated, practice good oral hygiene, and refrain from touching your chin. You may be prescribed antibiotics and pain medications for the first week as well.

After your chin augmentation, your chin should take on a new, more defined shape that better accentuates your jawline in a way that improves your overall facial structure. Many patients feel that chin augmentation not only helps bring their other facial features into balance, but also creates a younger look.

More Information about Chin Augmentation

To learn more about your options for chin augmentation, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

FAQ

Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

If you are in good health and feel your chin is undefined or is not proportionate to the rest of your facial features, you’re probably a good candidate for chin augmentation. You should have no functional issues with your chin or jaw, and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with chin augmentation surgery.

What Will Happen at My Consultation?

At your chin augmentation consultation, Dr. Daniel will physically examine your chin and jaw area to assess the shape and dimensions of your face. At this time, you will discuss your goals and expectations for chin surgery. You will be shown the options available to you and have the opportunity to ask questions and voice your concerns.

What Happens during Chin Augmentation?

During your chin augmentation, Dr. Daniel will make a small incision and create a pocket into which a small implant will be placed. The type of implant and its exact placement will be based on your existing facial structure as well as your aesthetic goals. Your incision will be carefully closed with sutures.

Can I Have Other Procedures at the Same Time?

Yes! In fact, it’s fairly common for people who want chin augmentation to have nose surgery as well. This is because the chin and nose play important roles in shaping your profile and in whether your features appear balanced and symmetrical. At your consultation, you can explore the options available to you.

What Will My Recovery Be Like?

Your recovery will vary depending on the type of implant as well as the technique used during your chin augmentation. In the first week after your surgery, you’ll have to keep your head elevated and refrain from touching your chin. You may be prescribed medication to help you manage pain and discomfort. You’ll also have to stick to a soft diet in the first several days after surgery. Dr. Daniel will give you specific aftercare instructions to follow during your recovery. Most people can return to work after about a week, though there will still be some activity restrictions. It’s very important to pay special attention to oral hygiene as you heal.

Will I Have Scars?

Any time an incision is made in your skin, a scar will result. Dr. Daniel takes great care to make the smallest incision possible in the most discreet location available to minimize the appearance of scarring. Your incision will most likely be under your chin, where it will barely be visible. Your incision could even be placed inside your mouth, where any scarring will be virtually invisible.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

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