With the chin and jawline being one of the first areas to show signs of aging, chin augmentation is often carried out to restore a person’s youthful look. This procedure can enhance facial balance and can be achieved through either a reduction or addition to the chin. The reduction procedure is known as mentoplasty while the addition procedure is known as genioplasty. In either case, the chin is improved through a relatively quick and easy procedure. “Often time chin augmentation is performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty, or nose job, to restore balance to both the lower and mid face simultaneously.”
There are two primary methods that can be employed to surgically enhance your chin: Chin implants: In this procedure, the surgeon will use an implant to add volume and structure to your chin. This is achieved through an incision made either under the chin or inside the lower lip where a pocket is made and the implant inserted.
Sliding genioplasty: This involves the cutting of a horseshoe-shaped piece of bone from your jaw and then repositioning (sliding) this into position to give your chin prominence.
Following the procedure, Dr. Friedman’s staff will schedule an appointment for the outside bandage to be removed within a week of surgery. You may be asked to wear a brace while you are sleeping for 4 to 6 weeks. You can resume light activity the day of surgery. You should be able to return to work and your usual activities within 7 to 10 days.
To find out more about our Chin Augmentations service, visit Dr. Friedman’s office locations at 7600 E Camelback Road, Suite #7, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 and 903 N. Beeline Highway, Suite A, Payson, Arizona 85541, or book an appointment by calling 480-664-0125 today.