A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that either reshapes the chin using implants or by manipulating the chin and jaw area with surgery. Chin augmentation in Dallas can be used to correct the length of the chin or to move the chin forward, backward, or side-to-side. Slightly moving the chin can make a profound difference in the appearance of your face.
Genioplasty allows surgeons to move the chin to where it is more athletically pleasing and is aligned correctly with the face. For people who have a recessed chin, the chin can be repositioned during surgery to correct the positioning. Protruding chins can also be corrected with surgery. The surgery can make the appearance of the face more symmetrical.
Chin implants are used to enlarge the chin, push it forward or to reshape the chin. Chin augmentation in Dallas involves placing an implant into the chin and attaching it to the bone.
Both types of chin augmentation require surgery while under general anesthesia. The procedure is typically performed using an incision either under the chin or inside the mouth. Many times, the procedure is done as an outpatient, but sometimes patients may be admitted in the hospital.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risks. Chin augmentation in Dallas is no different. Many people will experience pain, redness, bruising, or swelling for a short time following the procedure. Other risks or complications could be infections, irritations, or numbness. As with any surgical procedure, there will be a recovery period. During the first two weeks of the recovery period, patients should only eat foods that are easy to chew.
All patients will undergo a health screening prior to the surgery to make sure they are a good candidate. Follow up visits are required after the procedure to ensure the site is healing correctly.