Chin enhancement surgery (genioplasty) is typically performed to sharpen facial features and create more defined contours around the neck and jowls. Dr. Barrett will perform the procedure under general or local anesthesia, making a small incision underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Using this new incision, he will place a small, solid silicone implant around a patient’s existing chin bone to augment its size and shape, creating a more naturally attractive jawline.
If you would like to correct your recessed or “weak” chin to achieve better facial symmetry, chin implant surgery can help you feel more confident in your appearance. Specifically, chin implant surgery can be ideal for patients who want to:
- Increase their facial proportions by creating a more natural ratio between their chin size and other facial features
- Correct a weak or recessed chin
- Sharpen the neck or jawline for a more defined look
- Minimize the full or “double” chin effect often caused by a small chin bone
Results and Recovery
Chin implant surgery alone typically takes less than 1 hour to perform; however, if you are having additional procedures, operating time will increase accordingly. Following surgery, the incision is closed with sutures and the chin may be bandaged. Patients should expect optimal results after about two weeks of rest and recovery. During this time, we will schedule follow-up visits to remove any leftover clips. If necessary, patients can resume normal activity after the first two weeks, though Dr. Barrett will provide more detailed instructions during your post-surgery consultations.