Improve Your Profile with Chin Implants*
The appearance of a weak chin can have profound effect on the overall appearance of the face, causing the upper and lower portions of the face to appear out of balance and awkward. It can even accentuate the prominence of the nose, causing it to appear larger in proportion to the rest of the face, and will also call attention to loose jowls or neck skin. For this reason, chin implants are often recommended in conjunction with other procedures, such as cosmetic nose surgery, in order to reduce the emphasis on the nose or jowl and restore balance to the features. Whether you’re considering cosmetic enhancements to your nose, jawline, or simply feel that your chin is out of balance with your facial features, chin implants are a great way to add subtle, yet impactful, dimension to your face.*
Chin implants are small structures that mimic the natural feel of chin tissue, and are available in a wide variety of configurations. Drs. Burton and Reps Sundin and their team of fully-licensed and highly experienced aestheticians at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery are adept at chin augmentation, guiding your selection towards an implant size and dimension which will blend harmoniously with your existing features. Your newly-balanced profile will present a pleasing, natural aspect with a firmer jawline and reduced emphasis on the nose.*
*At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, the highly-skilled team of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin will speak with you about your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Chin implants are an excellent option if your goals include:
- Adding volume to the length or width of your chin*
- Balancing your profile in harmony with other facial features*
- Reducing the emphasis on the appearance of your nose*
Chin Implant Surgery—What to Expect
Typically, chin augmentation is a relatively straight-forward procedure and can be performed on an outpatient basis, without requiring an overnight hospital stay. The surgery is normally performed under general or IV anesthesia, and will involve an incision either below the chin, or within the mouth below the lower gums. If the incision is placed within the mouth, it will be completely invisible after healing. If placed under the chin, the scar will be very slight, and will generally not be seen due to the angle of the chin obscuring the incision site. Following the incision, the surgeon will create space under the dermal tissue to accommodate the implant, which will be carefully inserted in the appropriate location, and fastened into place with sutures.*
Following your procedure, you should have a friend or family member drive you home, where you should expect to rest and recuperate for several days. You may experience some discomfort, as well as some swelling and bruising around the surgical site during this time, and medications will be provided to help you rest more comfortably. Many patients also wear a support brace during the first several weeks of healing, in order to ensure that the implant remains in place during the initial healing process. Although patient recovery times vary, some patients find that they’re able to return to their normal daily activities within a week, often with the aid of camouflaging make-up to disguise any lingering discolorations or bruising. Most of the bruising and swelling is likely to have subsided after approximately 10 days, and the full effects of the chin augmentation surgery should be evident within 2-3 months.*
Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.*
If you are interested in chin augmentation, or would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!
*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.