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