Chin Augmentation (Chin Implant)

Chin Augmentation & Chin Implant, in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

Chin augmentation using a surgical chin implant can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing a better balance to the facial features. The main function of the chin implant is to build a better facial profile. This operation is often, but not always, performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) one of the biggest benefits of chin implantation is that it is easily to perform with other procedures, such as a rhinoplasty. The shape of the nose, chin, and neck in relation to one another determines whether an individual’s face is aesthetically proportionate. For example, a patient with a pointy nose may undergo rhinoplasty to change its shape.  Afterwards, he or she may still feel his or her face is not ideal, and want the shape of the chin altered.

Who gets a Chin Implant?

Chin augmentation is gaining in popularity.  It is a relatively straightforward operation for the patient while producing noticeable changes in the silhouette of the face. Chin augmentation is usually performed to create symmetry of the face.  This occurs by making the chin longer or larger when compared to the nose. The best candidates for a chin implant are people with small or receding chins, but who have a normal bite. If you are in the Phoenix area and feel that a chin implant is what you need to balance your facial structure, schedule a consultation at our Scottsdale office to discuss your desired results.  Chin augmentation may also be performed in conjunction with other facial aesthetic procedures such as nose surgery to achieve aesthetic balance.

What are the risks?

The most commonly reported complications of a chin implant include bruising, swelling, and implant migration. Following the procedure, you may expect minor swelling, and numbness of the lower lip, which usually does not last long. Other, less common complications include hematoma, infection, bony changes and displacement of the implant.

Chewing is kept at a minimum immediately following the procedure.  A liquid or soft food diet is best for the days following the surgery. You may also feel a tight sensation around the chin the week following the procedure.  Most patients with reasonable expectations are happy with the outcome.

If interested in any cosmetic surgery procedures, contact DeVito Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele DeVito.

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