An Unexpected Transformation
If you have a so-called “weak chin" and want to take steps to improve your appearance, chin augmentation surgery can be a great way to strengthen your look.
All patient results may vary. Chin augmentation is performed for cosmetic purposes only. All patients are different and in no way will any procedure nor their recovery be alike for everyone. At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery in Rockford chin augmentation is one of our specialties. We perform chin augmentation procedures to help patients achieve the look they want, and also help improve their appearance and self-esteem.
To learn more about chin augmentation or to schedule a consultation, contact Pryor Health Plastic Surgery today. Having a chin that is well defined is something many people want, but we are not all born with strong-looking chins. Weak chins can be strengthened through chin augmentation surgery, leaving patients with a more balanced and attractive facial appearance. While many people have nose jobs, or rhinoplasty, to improve their appearance, chin augmentation also makes a dramatic change for the better. Chin surgery is a straightforward technique that can give you the look you want, and at Pryor Health we strive to deliver the best results in chin augmentation Rockford has to offer.
To bolster the chin’s appearance, the surgeon will make an incision in the crease line just below your chin, or inside your mouth in the area where the gum and lower lip come together. After carefully stretching tissue, the doctor will create a space where a chin implant can be added. Typically, implants are synthetic material designed to feel just like your natural tissue. Implants come in different sizes so each individual patient can receive customized chin implants designed specifically for their needs.
After the implant is in place, fine sutures are used to close the incision. No scarring is visible if incisions are inside your mouth. If incisions are made under your chin, there will be scarring – but it’s so slight that it is hardly noticeable to others. At our center in Rockford chin reduction is another surgery some patients opt for. In this procedure, incisions also are made in the mouth or under your chin. Our surgeons can then sculpt bone to a size that is more aesthetically pleasing. There are a number of surgeries to improve the appearance of your chin. At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery, we consult with patients individually to review their medical history and discuss their aesthetic goals and needs.
Right after chin surgery, most patients typically will receive a dressing that should be worn for several days. This helps protect the treated area. Most patients will experience some tenderness and minor pain after surgery. We can help you deal with any post-op discomfort with prescription pain relievers, and can offer other pain relief techniques.
Most patients will be unable to chew normally right after surgery, so a liquid diet or one featuring soft foods will be needed in the days after your procedure. Many patients report they feel a tight sensation after chin surgery, but this usually fades in about a week. After about six weeks, most patients will find that their swelling has disappeared and they begin to truly experience the positive results of their surgery.
Rigorous exercise or other strenuous activity is likely to be prohibited for several weeks after your chin surgery. Most patients can return to their normal routines after about 10 days. For our patients in Rockford chin augmentation surgery has allowed them to rejuvenate and improve their appearance and has helped restore self-confidence. The shape of your chin can have a dramatic impact on your overall facial appearance. And improving your chin’s shape can improve your overall appearance.
You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.