Chin Augmentation In Austin, TX

A beautiful face is harmonious, and each feature works together to create symmetry. However, when the cheeks are too flat or the chin too small, harmony is lost. Men and women can achieve the facial contours that they desire with chin implants in a facial augmentation procedure with one of our surgeons. The goal of chin augmentation is to release inner beauty and build confidence. We have board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Read below to learn more about the facial augmentation options available to you in Austin, Texas.

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Facial Augmentation Procedure

Chin enhancement surgery is a relatively common surgical procedure. They can be performed alone, together, or in conjunction with another facial augmentation treatment (e.g., a facelift, neck liposuction, a rhinoplasty) to bring into balance the aesthetic proportions of the face. A chin augmentation adds more projection for individuals who are unhappy with the size of their chin, have a weak chin, or have a double chin. During a private consultation, our surgeon performs a facial analysis to determine if a chin implant would help the patient achieve their cosmetic goals.

Surgeons at the Buckingham Center use silicone chin implants to balance the face aesthetically. With these chin implants, surgeons can provide patients with the natural-looking results they desire. The chin implant procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for optimal results. The procedure can also be combined with fat removal along the jawline or on the neck to add definition to the chin.

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What To Expect During the Facial Augmentation Procedure

Chin Implant

The chin implant procedure takes approximately 60 minutes and is performed using a local anesthetic with or without oral sedation. A small incision is created along the crease on the underside of the chin. It is through this incision that the surgeon inserts the patient’s chin implant. The surgeon positions the implant and then anchors it using strategically placed sutures.

Fat Transfer

The surgeon may recommend that the patient have facial lipocontouring or a fat transfer to contour the jawline even more. To gather fat cells for transfer, the surgeon creates a tiny incision in the abdominal area. Fat cells are removed using liposuction and then purified before they are implanted using 1 mm micro cannulas. No facial incisions are necessary to complete the transfer.

Chin augmentations may be combined with another cosmetic treatment, such as fat removal from the chin or neck, a facelift, dermal fillers, or more. Each patient receives a customized treatment plan the surgeon creates during their consultation.

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The Ideal Facial Augmentation Candidate

The ideal facial augmentation patient is a nonsmoker who is in good health and has realistic surgical goals. Patients who are frustrated with a small chin or disproportionate facial features can benefit from this surgery. Our chin augmentation surgeons address facial asymmetry to improve harmony between all the patient’s facial features.

Why Choose the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery?

When you choose the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, you experience a lifelong commitment where our team goes above and beyond to support you. With a 24/7 facial plastic surgeon on our team, over 20 years of experience in Austin, and our own accredited surgical suite, patients feel our deep consideration for delivering exceptional surgical care. 

As THE facial specialists in Austin with a science-based approach, our surgeons take pride in focused expertise, offering specialized services proven to provide results. Our team members bring unique skills, investing in the highest level of training to ensure the best and safest care for you. Furthermore, our surgeons wake up every morning loving what they do!

Our joy comes from building relationships with people like you, guiding you on your aesthetic or reconstructive journey. Our staff loves taking the very best care of their patients. When you're here, you'll experience a cheerful, fun, and friendly atmosphere filled with care, respect, and professionalism. Your journey with us will be as uplifting as the natural-looking results we provide.

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Facial Augmentation Recovery

Patients should expect the chin implant recovery to take approximately two weeks. Swelling and bruising are common, but these typically resolve within a couple of weeks. Some mild to moderate discomfort can be experienced, but your surgeon prescribes or recommends pain medication to keep you comfortable during recovery. Initially, dietary restrictions may be necessary. 

Patients typically are ready to return to work or school within seven days. Strenuous exercise must be avoided for 2 or 3 weeks. Mild pain is common, but the surgeon prescribes appropriate medications to help the patient heal comfortably at home. After about seven days, patients frequently feel well enough to return to work. Strenuous exercise should be postponed for 2 to 3 weeks.

Facial Augmentation Expectations

Chin implants improve and enhance facial contours and add symmetry and beauty to the face. Chin implants look natural, and they can bring the face into balance by adding definition to the chin and the jaw.

Facial Augmentation Cost

The cost of a chin augmentation varies. Cost is dependent on the details of the surgery, including any additional procedures the patient chooses to have. The Buckingham Center’s surgeons work with each patient to offer affordable options.

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Chin Augmentation FAQ

What is chin augmentation?

Where is the facial augmentation performed?

What type of anesthesia is used for facial augmentation?

What is the recovery like after a chin augmentation?

What is the downtime after a facial augmentation?

Are chin augmentations painful?

When are the stitches removed?

Will I have scars after a chin augmentation?

Am I a good candidate for facial augmentation?

Are chin augmentations inpatient or outpatient procedures?

How are chin augmentation procedures performed?

How long does the surgical procedure for chin augmentations take?

What are chin implants made from?

What is chin augmentation?

A chin augmentation (aka chin enhancement surgery) is a common plastic surgery procedure that can improve the appearance of the chin or jawline. A chin implant can create a better balance in the face and build up a receding chin. Chin augmentation may be completed alone, or it may be combined with another procedure, such as a facelift, neck liposuction, or rhinoplasty.

Where is the facial augmentation performed?

Chin augmentations are typically performed as outpatient procedures. A chin augmentation may be completed at the Buckingham Center office or an outpatient surgery center.

What type of anesthesia is used for facial augmentation?

Chin augmentation may be performed at the Buckingham Center office with local anesthesia and mild oral sedation or at an outpatient surgery center.

What is the recovery like after a chin augmentation?

The recovery after chin augmentation procedures lasts a week or two, although minor swelling may persist for several more weeks. Patients may experience bruising and swelling, as well as initial tightness when making facial movements, such as talking, smiling, and moving the lips. Discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescription medication.

What is the downtime after a facial augmentation?

The recovery after chin augmentation procedures takes 7-14 days. Most patients can return to work and their normal activities within seven days. Strenuous exercise must be avoided for three weeks. However, lighter activity can resume 14 days after surgery.

Are chin augmentations painful?

Chin augmentation patients typically experience some discomfort during the recovery, which can be alleviated with medication.

When are the stitches removed?

Any surface stitches are usually removed within 5 to 7 days.

Will I have scars after a chin augmentation?

The incisions made for chin augmentation procedures do result in scars. Nonetheless, these scars are typically tiny and are hidden well. For example, incisions created inside the mouth are not visible, and the incision that the surgeon creates beneath the chin is well hidden.

Am I a good candidate for facial augmentation?

You may be a suitable candidate for chin augmentation if you are in good physical health and have realistic surgical expectations.

Are chin augmentations inpatient or outpatient procedures?

Chin augmentation procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis.

How are chin augmentation procedures performed?

For chin augmentation, a small incision is made just beneath the chin. Our surgeons prefer this incision to intraoral incisions because it offers more precise implant placement and allows exact re-approximation of the chin muscles. Intraoral incisions have been associated with chin contour irregularities from improper muscle healing.

How long does the surgical procedure for chin augmentations take?

Chin augmentation procedures typically take an hour or two to complete.

What are chin implants made from?

Chin implants can be made from a variety of materials, including Medpore, silicone, and Gore-Tex. Most commonly, they are made from silicone, which is the variety we use. The second most common material is silicone, coated with Gore-Tex. Securing the chin implant with tissue is not necessary.

Schedule Your Consultation in Austin Today

Call today for a consultation with one of our surgeons. During your appointment, your surgeon determines if you are a viable candidate for a facial augmentation. If you are, you will learn chin implants can provide you with the best results!

Call 512-401-2500 to request a consultation for a chin augmentation with one of our surgeons at the Buckingham Center in Austin, Texas. We look forward to meeting you!

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