Chin Augmentation / Chin Implant
Our chin augmentation surgery is a straightforward, fairly quick procedure that can make a major difference in one’s appearance by balancing the facial features. It can turn a “weak chin” into a more prominent, attractive jaw line.
An implant is inserted under the skin, either with a skin incision under the chin, or through an internal incision between the lip and gum. The surgery length usually lasts less than one hour and is commonly performed with Rhinoplasty and facelifts.
Chin implants are made in various shapes and sizes. They are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials that have been used successfully for years. Most patients are surprised at how natural the results of the implant appear.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general anesthesia
To begin your surgery, Dr. Samaha will make one of two incisions. He will either make an incision under your chin, where it will be minimally visible, or he will make one inside your mouth, behind your lower lip.
Through the incision he chooses, Dr. Samaha will then insert the alloplastic implant. He will affix it in place using special screws. These implants are designed to last a long time and to remain in place. Once he has placed the implant in the appropriate position, Dr. Samaha will close the incision and cover it with surgical dressings.
Chin Augmentation Aftercare
When you leave Dr. Samaha's care, you will need transportation and help around the home for a short period of time. You may experience some discomfort or swelling, but Dr. Samaha will explain how to control these. He will give you specific aftercare instructions to follow. If an incision was made inside your mouth, Dr. Samaha will explain a good oral hygiene routine.
Once any swelling has dissipated and the sutures have been removed, you can experience the full transformative effect of your chin augmentation in Boston. Your chin should appear more prominent and more in harmony with your other facial features.
To set up a consultation to learn about chin augmentation in Boston, please email plastic surgeon Dr. Samaha. He and his staff are eager to speak with you at (617) 786-7600.