Chin Augmentation New Jersey

chin augmentation new jersey

What is a Chin Augmentation?

The chin provides definition and balance to the face. A weak or receding chin is often viewed as a sign of weakness. Chin augmentation will restore the projection of the chin while improving its shape. It can improve facial harmony and enhance self confidence.

Who is a good candidate for a Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation improves and enhances facial contours providing balance. It helps to create facial harmony so you feel better about the way you look. It is often performed with other procedures such as a rhinoplasty or with neck liposuction or facelifting.

What does the surgery involve?

Chin augmentation involves the insertion of an implant in front of the jaw bone. The implants come in a variety of sizes, customizing the selection of an implant that best suits your jaw line. They are made of firm silicone mimicking the feel of your natural chin. The surgery is performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. It takes about 30 – 60 minutes. An incision will be made inside the mouth along the lower lip or on the skin under the chin. Dr Friedlander will create a pocket in front of the bone and insert the implant, and then she sutures the incision closed. A light bandage or tapes are applied. The sutures are removed in about a week. There may be mild discomfort or swelling afterwards. Most people return to work in a few days.

Are there any risks?

Chin augmentation can provide a remarkable improvement in appearance and self esteem. The implants are safe and have been used in this fashion for decades. If the implant shifts, additional surgery may be needed to reposition it. Infection is uncommon, and antibiotics are used preventatively. If infection occurs it may be necessary to remove the implant.

Are there non surgical options?

Until recently, the answer to the question was no. Often, when chin augmentation was being performed with other procedures, the improvement created by the other procedure would positively affect the facial balance and self esteem, and make the need for chin augmentation less pressing. Today, we can offer fillers and non surgical treatment of the neck such as coolsculpting and kybella to improve facial harmony.

Chin Augmentation using Filler

*Results may vary

Fillers come in a wide variety of thickness and density. Fillers such as Restylane Lyft, Voluma, and Radiesse are ideally suited for placement along the bone. These products add fullness and projection to the region providing a lifting and filling resulting in improved facial harmony and self confidence. Fillers can add volume as well as improve shape and asymmetry. They can also be used to reduce the appearance of a chin dimple.

Schedule a consultation today

If you would like to learn more about if a Chin Augmentation is right for you, schedule a consultation today!

Beverly Friedlander MD