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What is Chin Augmentation?

If you have weak facial features, you may be resigned to your appearance. But through the use of today’s innovative facial implant technology, Dr. Shaili Gal at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery can enhance and augment your chin for a more prominent profile.

Chin augmentation, also known as chin implant surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the chin and jawline. This procedure involves the insertion of an implant into the chin to enhance its size and projection. Chin implants are manufactured using a variety of materials such as high-strength silicone, nylon mesh, high-density polyethylene, hydroxyapatite compounds, and other biocampatible substances. Dr. Gal can recommend a specific implant for you based on your physical anatomy and cosmetic needs.

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Chin Augmentation Candidates:

Candidates for chin augmentation, or chin implant surgery, are typically men or women who are bothered by the appearance of their chin and desire a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile. Some common reasons why a person may be a good candidate for chin augmentation include:

  • To strengthen a weak or recessed chin
  • To restore facial asymmetry
  • To create an attractive and lengthened jawline in profile
  • To create projection, definition and shape to the chin

It’s important to note that chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves recovery time. Candidates for chin augmentation should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the surgery.

Frequently asked questions

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Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with Dr. Gal to discuss their goals and expectations. Dr. Gal will review the patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the best approach and implant for the surgery.

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Chin implants may be inserted through a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth below the lower lip. The procedure takes under an hour in most cases.

Facial implants are commonly combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, neck lift or brow lift. Patients who have only facial implant surgery should be ready to return home the same day. Generally, most patients experience only modest discomfort and appropriate prescription medication will be provided to keep you comfortable.

Recovery after Surgery

Some temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling in the area where the implant is placed should be expected. While most after effects should resolve in a week or two, continued subtle changes may occur for several months after surgery and should be considered normal. Some tightness in the surgical area may make it hard to move your mouth for a few days.
External stitches are removed about 7 days after the procedure, with stitches inside the mouth dissolving on their own after about 10 days. You should be ready to return to work in just 1 to 2 days.

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

Chin augmentation at Peoria Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Shaili Gal is a safe and effective procedure that can help patients achieve a more balanced and harmonious appearance in the chin and jawline. Dr. Gal is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients. With proper care and follow-up, patients can enjoy long-lasting results from their chin augmentation procedure.

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