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Chin Augmentation

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Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the chin. Dr. Lalezar performs a personalized chin augmentation using chin implants to correct a recessed chin and help you achieve a more defined jawline.

The Aesthetic Value Of A Balanced Chin

The chin plays an important role in the overall balance and proportion of the face. A well-defined and balanced chin can enhance facial harmony and create a more attractive appearance. On the other hand, a small or receding chin can result in a weak jawline. Chin augmentation is often sought after by individuals who want to correct a congenital deformity, recessed chin, or jaw injury and improve their overall facial contours.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves using an implant or repositioning the chin bone to enhance the size and shape of the chin. Depending on your unique condition and goals, the surgeon may reposition the chin to make it look more prominent or add chin implants to enhance the projection of your chin, giving you a more defined facial structure. Dr. Lalezar will discuss your goals and recommend the most suitable technique.

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Dr. Lalezar’s Chin Augmentation Techniques

Dr. Lalezar is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in chin augmentation. During the consultation, he will listen to your concerns and goals, evaluate your facial proportions, and determine the most appropriate treatment plan, including a combination of genioplasty, fat injections, and/or chin implants.

Genioplasty is a surgical procedure that involves repositioning the chin bone to enhance the size and shape of the chin. Dr. Lalezar will make an incision inside the mouth and carefully reposition the chin bone to create a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. The incision is then closed with sutures. Genioplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours to complete.

Fat Injections
Fat injections, also known as fat grafting, involve the transfer of fat cells from one area of the body to the chin to enhance its size and shape. Dr. Lalezar will perform liposuction to remove fat cells from another area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs. The fat cells are then processed and injected into the chin to add volume and contour. Fat injections are typically performed under local anesthesia.

Chin Implants
Chin implants are inserted under the chin to elevate the facial profile. Dr. Lalezar will make a small incision either under the chin or inside the mouth, depending on your specific needs. He will carefully place the chosen implant on the chin bone and suture it to achieve the desired size and shape. The incision is then closed with sutures. Chin implants are typically performed under general anesthesia.

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The Goals of Chin Augmentation:

  • Enhancing the size and shape of a small or receding chin
  • Creating a more balanced and harmonious facial profile
  • Correct a congenital deformity or jaw injury
  • Making the jawline look more defined and chiseled

Your Recovery Journey

Most patients experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week of the procedure, but strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks to ensure proper healing. Furthermore, you must follow the surgeon’s aftercare instructions, including taking prescribed medications, avoiding direct sunlight, and caring for the incisions.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. He carefully examines your facial contours, discusses your goals, and identifies the least invasive and most effective technique to address your goals. His considered approach to chin augmentation ensures safe and naturalized results. Please schedule your consultation with Dr. Lalezar to explore your chin augmentation options.

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