Chin augmentation is a common procedure performed to improve the balance of your facial profile and correct a “weak” chin or receding chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma. A weak chin can make the nose seem larger or make the neck appear fatty and undefined. Chin augmentation with an implant is the procedure of choice for most patients with normally functioning teeth and jaw development. A chin implant gives more projection of the chin and a better shape. Some surgeons do this operation from under the chin which results in an external scar. Dr. Dehghan performs chin augmentation through an incision on the inside of the mouth with no external scar.
For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums.
For the jaw the implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, further back along the jawline, at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet.
Noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully go down.