Your chin is the key to facial harmony and balance – especially from a profile view. A strong chin is the cornerstone of a classic male face, and also gives a female face the necessary length and balance associated with classic beauty. On the other hand, a weak chin can make your face look too round and short. It can even make your nose too large by comparison. If you are looking to strengthen your profile and improve the balance of your face, chin augmentation by Portland, OR plastic surgeon Dr. David Magilke may be the perfect procedure.
Chin augmentation is achieved by placing a permanent implant along the front of the jaw line. The result is a natural appearing chin that balances the other features of your face.
Are You A Candidate For Chin Implant Surgery?
What may make you a good candidate for Chin Augmentation:
- You have a “weak” chin.
- Your profile reflects a receded chin.
- You are concerned about having “no neck.”
- You have a double chin.
Results You Can Expect
Your chin is augmented to balance other facial features and bring harmony to your face. You will have an enhancement that is permanent and has a natural contour.
For individuals who are not interested in undergoing chin implant surgery, but wish to enhance their appearance, Dr. Magilke can perform chin augmentation with fillers, or use dermal fillers on other areas of the face to bring harmony to the facial features.
Dr. Magilke can provide neck/chin liposuction treatments for patients who are looking to reduce the fat in the lower facial area. The result of this procedure is a thinner, more defined look. Schedule a consultation in Portland today if you have questions about our chin & neck procedures.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
Other than a well-defined profile, which in itself will give you the confidence boost you may be looking for, chin implants offer other benefits, including:
- A more youthful appearance: The structure a more defined chin offers can tighten sagging jowls along the jawline and smooth out neck wrinkles.
- Confidence: When something bothers you enough that you consider having it fixed, the least you can do is have a consultation, and the most you can do is have the procedure. One way or another, you’ll walk away with a renewed vision of yourself and a boost of confidence.
- Natural outcome: Because you select the size and shape of the implant, you get the exact and most natural-looking results.
Why Choose Dr. Magilke for Chin Augmentation?
A well-balanced facial profile rests in the definition of your chin. Surprising? Maybe. Hard to fix? Nope — at least not in the expert care of Dr. David Magilke.
In Dr. Magilke’s more than 25 years in practice, he has helped thousands of patients find a new confidence through various procedures that offer natural-looking results. Chin augmentation, medically known as mentoplasty, is one of Dr. Magilke’s specialties. This common facial procedure adjusts how pronounced or defined a chin is, particularly in relation to the jaw and neck. Other reasons for this augmentation are to lessen the impact of a double chin and to correct a recessed or underdeveloped chin.
Chin Implants vs. Genioplasty
Chin augmentation can be achieved two ways: through a chin implant or through genioplasty.
Inserting a chin implant is a quick and simple procedure that can be accomplished with or without anesthesia. Further, you get to choose the exact implant to achieve a specific result. And while the chin implant can be permanent, you are able to remove it should you not like the outcome. In contrast, genioplasty requires surgery to cut and move forward the jaw bone, which is held in place with plates and screws. This final step makes the outcome more permanent.
Chin Implants Recovery and Risks
A chin implant procedure requires about an hour of time for the doctor to make small incisions, through which he will insert the implant, and then close them with stitches. You’ll head home the same day, with instructions to clean, care for and redress the incisions. Swelling and tenderness are common aftereffects of the procedure, but most commonly, chin implant patients can return to normal routines within one week.
Genioplasty, in contrast, is a bit more extensive, both in approach and recovery, usually requiring a longer hospital stay, up to four weeks of limited activity and a liquid or soft food diet.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Magilke
Schedule a chin augmentation consultation today with Dr. Magilke. Call the office at (503) 297-6511 or use the contact form here.