Chin augmentation is a versatile procedure chosen for various reasons, each aiming to enhance one’s inherent beauty. It may be sought to create facial harmony, correct a weak chin, address aging concerns, or overcome trauma and congenital defects. At Impressions, we understand the impacts subtle changes can have on boosting self-confidence, and our personalized approach seeks to accentuate your unique beauty while addressing specific aesthetic needs.
Chin Augmentation & Implants in Chicago
At Impressions Face + Body, your vision is the driving force behind our commitment to excellence. Throughout the entire process, our focus is on you. In our Chicago clinic, we provide a safe and welcoming environment, where a skilled team combines technical expertise with a warm, personable approach to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to reshape or enhance the appearance of the chin. In an article Dr. Dayan published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He shows that a chin implant can also improve the contours of the neckline. This is another added benefit of a chin implant.
This cosmetic procedure can be achieved through various methods, such as the use of chin implants, bone repositioning, or injection of dermal fillers. Facial implants are made from a variety of materials include bone and synthetic materials like dacron, silicone and teflon. Chin implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes allowing for a custom fitting to the patient’s face.
No matter the method used, our specialists perform chin augmentations that improve facial harmony by creating an aesthetically pleasing chin that complements your individual facial features.
Chicago’s Trusted Chin Augmentation Surgeon
If you’re looking for a more symmetrical and proportional facial profile, chin augmentation may be just what you’re looking for. With decades of experience, our Chicago clinic is your trusted destination to bring you impressive results.
Dr. Ben Caughlin
Dr. Caughlin is a renowned plastic surgeon in the United States who is dedicated to the world of aesthetics and helping patients achieve their desired appearance. He pays close attention to even the smallest details to ensure that patients get the best possible results and feel comfortable throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the post-operative care.
Dr. Steven Dayan
At the forefront of facial aesthetics, Dr. Steven Dayan is a board-certified surgeon whose profound understanding of beauty extends beyond the surgical suite. With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Dr. Dayan integrates a deep comprehension of the psychological aspects of beauty into his practice.
What to Expect for Your Chin Implant Procedure
Your transformation is our passion at Impressions Face + Body, not just in results, but in every step of the journey.
Your Chin Augmentation Consultation
Your consultation at our Chicago clinic is more than just a meeting between our surgeons and yourself. It is an opportunity for our specialists to get to know your aesthetic goals, circumstances, and build a trusted foundation with you to ensure maximum comfort throughout your transformative journey.
Dr. Dayan and Dr. Caughlin will review your facial profile and provide a 3D rendering of what a chin implant could achieve. With a clear vision, our specialists eliminate any guesswork and set a realistic framework of expectations.
How to Prepare for Your Chin Augmentation
Preparing for your chin augmentation requires a little time to ensure a smooth recovery. Stopping the use of alcohol and smoking a couple of weeks prior to your surgery date decreases the likelihood of complications. Additionally, preparing your home by stocking up on soft foods and creating a comfortable living space limits the amount of physical activity you need to exert post-procedure and set yourself up for a successful recovery.
As the day of your surgery approaches, we will ensure that we have addressed any concerns or questions and that you’re feeling optimally prepared for the journey ahead.
During Your Chin Augmentation Procedure
For your comfort, the surgery typically lasts about an hour and is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, ensuring a pain-free experience. However, in some cases, general anesthesia may be chosen.
For chin implant surgery, incisions that are confined to the inside of the mouth result in no visible scarring. Here, Dr. Dayan creates a pocket between the chin bone and muscle to expertly place the selected implant, ensuring a natural appearance. Once positioned, the incision is closed using fine stitches. A small, well concealed scar will result when incisions are made under the chin area.
Chin Augmentation Aftercare & Recovery Timeline
After the procedure, once the anesthesia wears off, you'll need a friend or family member to accompany you home. This is typically a couple of hours post-procedure. We'll monitor you at the clinic to ensure there are no immediate complications from the surgery.
Post-surgery, it's common to experience tenderness and a sensation of tightness or stretching in the chin area. We can prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort.
Swelling, bruising, and difficulty in facial movement are normal early reactions. To minimize these symptoms, tape applied to the chin is generally removed within a week. Stitches either dissolve on their own or are taken out within five to seven days.
Most patients can return to work about a week after the procedure. However, exercise should be postponed for at least two weeks. Additionally, any activities posing a risk of facial injury should be avoided for six weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Implants?
Chin Augmentation Benefits
The pain experienced during a chin augmentation can vary from individual to individual and is influenced by several factors, including personal pain tolerance and the specific surgery technique employed.
Local anesthesia during the procedure reduces pain throughout the surgery. Patients typically report mild to moderate discomfort following the surgery as the chin heals. This pain can often be manageable with pain relievers by the surgical team.
Surgical procedures like chin augmentation come with some risks. Following the procedure, individuals may experience prolonged swelling or sustained numbness. In exceptional circumstances, chin implants may migrate or result in infections.
Choosing Impressions Face + Body for your chin augmentations greatly reduces chin augmentation risks by choosing our highly trained professionals with extensive experience with chin augmentation procedures and minimizing associated complications.
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