Last year, the American Society for Plastic Surgery reported chin augmentation to be the fastest growing cosmetic surgery. People have copied this inclination towards chin augmentation from various Hollywood celebrities like Vicky Ganvalson and Farrah Abraham.
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to give you an aesthetically enhanced chin through an implant or filler. Sometimes chin surgery becomes a must to create an exact proportion in features like in individuals who had benefited from nose job. People like chin augmentation surgery because it gives wider and stronger appearance to chin and brings a positive and pleasant impact to the overall appearance. Apart from a plastic surgeon the surgery is also performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or an otolaryngologist.
Chin augmentation through implants and fillers
Chin implants and soft tissue fillers are two methods for chin augmentation and contouring. Fillers are popular among those who want to have a temporary change in the shape of their chin, while fillers are liked by those who want to have permanent augmentation.
People are looking forward towards chin implants to have strong chins that portray a strong personality. Reasons that play behind the popularity of chin implants are
- It is an easy surgery and significantly enriches facial features.
- They enhance outlook and contour permanently.
- It can be combined with other surgeries like rhinoplasty.
Whom chin augmentation benefits
Chin augmentation and contouring benefits people who have weak chins but have normal performance of lower jaw. Soft tissue fillers are often liked by people who want to see how their chin will look like if they go for a permanent chin implant. If you rely on fillers for your chin, you have to visit your surgeon after every few months to maintain the desired shape of your chin. Chin implant surgery is performed on patients who do not have a history of abnormal bleeding during previous surgeries. In addition, patient must has good health and a proper immune system.
Recovery from a chin augmentation surgery
Recovery period after a chin augmentation surgery depends upon the surgical technique used and if other cosmetic procedures are performed at the same time. Most likely, the patient will be capable of walking around doing your routine activities a few hours after surgery. However, they will feel no sensation in their lower lip. Chin will appear swell and bruise. Body will respond to the implant and the patient will feel tightness around the treated area but it usually subsides in a few days. Your surgeon will recommend medicine to ease any discomfort and you must indulge yourself in daily routine. Your chin may be taped for some time and you will need to sleep with your head higher than your normal sleeping position. Liquids and soft food will be the available options for your diet for same days until your gums are healed.
Potential risks and side effects
- Temporary swelling
- Temporary numbness of lower lip
- Sensation of tightness
- Infection (rare)
- Bony changes (rare)
- Displacement of implant (rare)
Chin augmentation and contouring is liked by people who want to have a positive change in their appearance. I hope you will also like it to bring an amazing change in your outlook. Drop an email if you want to know more about the surgery.