What can a chin augmentation accomplish?
A chin augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of your entire face, drawing out your natural beauty.
When performed correctly by a leading Houston plastic surgeon like Dr. Sukkar, the procedure can:
- Correct a recessed chin
- Soften an overly pointed or square chin
- Balance out a prominent nose
- Create a more defined jawline
- Sculpt a more attractive facial profile
If your chin is too small in relation to your other facial features, it can detract from your innate attractiveness. When this occurs, a chin augmentation with Dr. Sukkar can enhance your chin and jawline, restoring impeccable balance and harmony to your face.
Is a chin augmentation
If you have a weak or recessed chin, and it causes the rest of your facial features to appear out of balance, you may benefit from a chin augmentation with Dr. Sukkar. To be considered an ideal candidate, your jaw and teeth should function optimally, and you should be a non-smoker and in good overall health.
An overview of the chin augmentation procedure
Your chin augmentation will begin during your pre-surgery appointments, when Dr. Sukkar carefully evaluates your facial anatomy and determines the precise size and shape of your ideal chin. From there, he will create a custom implant to be placed during surgery to enhance your chin and improve your overall facial appearance.
The actual procedure will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be completely unconscious and unable to feel pain throughout surgery. To begin, Dr. Sukkar will create a precise incision, either underneath the chin or inside the mouth, depending on your unique needs. He will then insert the chin implant, ensuring it is perfectly balanced with your other features and creates the precise cosmetic outcome you’ve envisioned. Once the implant is in its proper location, Dr. Sukkar will suture it in place and send you home to begin the healing process.
After your chin augmentation procedure, you should plan to stay home from work and other social obligations for at least one week. During this time, you won’t feel comfortable out in public, because you will likely experience some pain, swelling and bruising – all of which will subside within seven to ten days.
If your chin implant incision was placed inside the mouth, you’ll also need to adopt a temporary soft-food diet for a few days to give your gums a chance to heal. In addition, Dr. Sukkar may advise you to rinse with salt water after eating to prevent debris and bacteria from building up in the area.
After the first week, you’ll need to return to Dr. Sukkar’s Houston office so he can remove your stitches, evaluate your progress, answer any questions you may have and provide you with personalized guidance regarding the rest of your recovery period. In general, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily routine within seven days, with a full return to more strenuous activities within three weeks.
If you’re ready to learn more about chin augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Clear Lake office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.