For individuals with a weak or undefined jaw line, a chin enhancement procedure from St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery can help create a more flattering profile. Using gel implants that are fitted to your facial structure, our surgeons can strengthen the prominence of the jaw and chin and bring other facial features into balance.
A recessive chin can be the result of heredity, age-related bone absorption, or injury. Chin augmentation is designed to create a more aesthetically pleasing profile and jaw line by enhancing facial contours and intensifying the bone structure.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery will first conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the level of improvement needed. Photographic analysis will be performed including computer imaging that will simulate your possible final results. In some cases, rhinoplasty may also be suggested for individuals with both a weak chin and a prominent nose. Once the assessment is complete, the appropriate implant size and shape will be selected in order to provide the most natural results.
- Natural, long-lasting results that are never overdone
- Personalized surgical plans
- Honest and comprehensive consultations
- Reduced downtime and comfortable recovery
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Chin enhancement surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation. Small incisions are made in a small fold under the chin or inside the mouth in order to minimize scarring. The correct implant size and shape is then inserted through the incisions and positioned accordingly. This procedure is typically completed within 1 hour for most people, but may be more or less depending on the extent of the surgery.
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With the rapid recovery approach used at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, there is very little downtime needed after a chin enhancement procedure. Generally, a dressing is worn for the first few days after surgery and over-the-counter pain medication may be used to control any discomfort.
People who undergo chin surgery enjoy improved facial symmetry, more defined facial contours, and better facial structure. Because of the improved profile, many people feel more comfortable when being viewed from the side and are more confident in their appearance.Back to Top