Chin augmentation is a common procedure performed to improve the balance of your facial profile and correct a "weak" chin or receding chin. A weak chin can make the nose seem larger or make the neck appear fatty and undefined. Chin augmentation with an implant is the procedure of choice for most patients with normally functioning teeth and jaw development. A chin implant gives more projection of the chin and a better shape.The surgeons at The MIAMI Institute will recognize the need for the addition of a chin implant, sometimes in combination with a Rhinoplasty and often recommend both procedures for ultimate patient satisfaction
"Symmetrical beauty is found in a beautiful jaw line"
For a chin implant (mentoplasty), the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. For the jaw the implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, further back along the jawline, at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet. Noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully go down.
Chin implants are made in various shapes and sizes. They are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials that have been used successfully for years. Although the results can be dramatic, the implants look very natural. Many MIAMI Institute patients report that after their chin implant surgery, people tell them that they look better, but they can't tell exactly why.
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