Chin implant is a surgical procedure performed in the chin area to implant a silicone prosthesis in order to add volume to the chin and improve the facial profile of patients with receding chin. The objective is to improve and balance the different facial areas, obtaining very natural results. In addition to helping to make the mouth look better, chin implants can be used to correct congenital deficiencies and facial trauma.
Chin implant balances and defines the jaw and appearance of a large nose. These types of treatments are usually common to combine with a rhinoplasty or cheek implant surgeries, thus achieving a perfect result.
Who Is This For?
The chin brings expression to the facial area, the best candidates are those who seek to improve the size and shape of their chin, thus highlighting the area of the middle third of the facial oval. With this, it is possible to benefit those people who have a receding chin and a prominent nose.
1 - 2 hours
Potential Risks & Side Effects
How Does it Work?
Chin augmentation surgeries are typically performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation - usually light anesthesia for sleep - or, when combined with other procedures, with general anesthesia.
The operation itself is a relatively simple procedure in which the doctor first makes a small incision in the skin just below the chin, and then inserts the implant, attaching it to the jaw bone to ensure stability. To complete the chin implant procedure, your doctor simply closes the incision. The results, which will not be entirely apparent at first, will last a lifetime.
The complete chin implant procedure takes between one and two hours to complete. The incisions are placed as unobtrusively as possible, although the exact location depends on the facial structure. Some surgeons prefer to place their incisions in the mouth, also known as intraoral, while others prefer under the chin, also known as extraoral.
What Does a Chin Implant Involve?
1. Consultation for Chin Implant
Your chin implant treatment process begins with an online consultation. Our specialists listen to your medical story, your current health status, your complaints about your chin and your expectations from the surgery. They will inform you about whether you need a chin Implant or other treatments. It is important to share all your medical data that may be useful at this stage. If available, please share your chin and face pictures with the health providers during this online consultation.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
After your first evaluation, we offer a list of chin Implant clinics that meet the criteria you provide us. You will then decide one of them. Depending on your choice, we move on to planning the entire process in detail.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your chin implant surgeon. Everything about your surgery will be discussed and decided during this consultation. Your surgeon will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and concerns better and also make you understand what you should expect from your treatment with its potential risks or complications. He or she will explain the whole process clearly and try to simulate the results as much as possible in order you to feel enlightened and ready.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the chin implant surgery begins, your surgeon will perform a series of tests to ensure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. He or she will conduct physical and blood tests to eliminate the risks that can hinder the success of the procedure.
In chin implant surgery, the type of anesthesia is usually local, although it can be general if it is combined with other facial surgery that requires it.
A small incision is made in the mucosa of the lower lip or just in the part of the chin that is not seen. Through this incision, the implant is placed just in front of the chin. The position is checked and fixation sutures are given both inside the oral area and outside, to guarantee correct placement. Those sutures are absorbable and do not leave a scar.
What Happens After Chin Implant Surgery?
o Sudden swelling or discoloration of the lower face
o Increased redness and / or tenderness of the wound, suggesting a possible infection.
o Allergic reactions to prescribed drugs in the postoperative period.
o The chin implant moves
Is Chin Implant Procedure Painful?
Although you are unlikely to feel any excessive pain from the procedure, your doctor will prescribe pain relievers to help reduce discomfort and any inflammation or bruising that occurs.
Does A Chin Implant Surgery Leave Scar?
To perform the chin implant surgical procedure, an incision is made in the mouth between the gum and the lower lip to avoid scarring. If this is not possible, the incision will be made just below the chin.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.