Get Chin Augmentation in Sacramento, CA, at Our Cosmetic Surgery Center
At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we want you to feel confident in your appearance. Your chin is a prominent feature on your face. To patients who feel their chin is abnormally large or too small, we offer two different procedures. Reduction surgery can make your chin appear less prominent in comparison to your other facial features. An augmentation, or chin implant surgery, addresses a chin that does not appear prominent enough. Our talented cosmetic surgery center is a leading provider of chin augmentation in Sacramento, CA.
Most people who inquire about having a chin augmentation surgery have a receding or “weak chin.” People who complain about having a weak chin generally feel dissatisfied with the size of their nose in proportion to their chin. A receding chin can make an average-sized nose appear larger. Instead of having a nose job, which may be unnecessary, these patients opt to enhance their chin with an implant. In addition to creating more balanced facial proportions, chin augmentation can also make the neck appear less “fleshy.”
What Is Chin Augmentation?
A chin augmentation refines the bone contour of the chin area. The procedure involves placing a small implant your cosmetic surgeon will insert to extend the projection of your chin. The surgeon places the chin implant over the existing bone structure in the lower jaw to achieve the patient’s desired result. You may opt to have chin augmentation performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures. Some procedures we offer that patients can combine with chin augmentation include:
- Cheek augmentation surgery
- Facial rejuvenation
- Brow lift
Determined to deliver high-quality cosmetic surgery in Sacramento, our highly esteemed team will work with you to choose the best size and shape to fit your facial anatomy and to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Both men and women elect to have chin augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, not everyone is a suitable candidate. This type of chin surgery is most suitable for patients whose teeth and jaw already function properly. We offer oral surgery solutions for patients who require treatment to improve the health of their teeth or jaw. Your surgeon will also require your immune system to be healthy to minimize the risk of infection during the procedure. People who have successfully used soft tissue fillers to temporarily achieve the appearance of a chin implant may generally achieve more permanent results by receiving an augmentation.
What Are the Risks of Chin Augmentation?
Cosmetic surgery is still surgery. That means there will always be a minimal risk with virtually any surgical procedure. Fortunately, the risks associated with chin augmentation are comparatively minor. Following the surgery, your lip area may feel numb. However, the numbness should subside within a day after the surgery. You will likely have mild but temporary swelling and soreness. The sensation in your chin area may change. Your implant may shift. However, to avoid shifting, your surgeon will likely tell you to abstain from contact sports for several weeks following your surgery. There is a small risk of developing an infection during the procedure. If you do contract an infection, your surgeon may need to perform another procedure to correct the results of your initial chin augmentation surgery.
The first step toward determining whether chin augmentation is right for you is to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you will meet with our team to discuss your cosmetic goals as well as our extensive range of surgical and nonsurgical solutions. Based on your current state of health, lifestyle, aesthetic goals, and budget, we will present options that will help you achieve your cosmetic makeover goals. Call Sacramento Surgical Arts today at 866.930.5837 to speak with our friendly, supportive team and to schedule your first appointment. Come and meet us at our comfortable, state-of-the-art office, and experience premium, customer-focused service in our Sacramento office.