Your jawline is a major part of your facial balance, and because of this, you most likely want it to be perfect. However, as you start to grow older, the density of your bones starts to decrease. The facial tissues start to become weaker, which causes your jaw to recede. As a result of this, your chin looks weaker and smaller.
A weak chin isn’t good for your looks, as it can make your upper teeth and nose stand out. It can also give your neckline and jaw an undefined look. Luckily, there is a permanent solution that can fix your weak chin while restoring the youthful look of your face. By getting a chin implant, you can balance the features of your face.
Why Should You Get a Chin Implant?
If your weak chin bothers you every day or changes the proportions of your facial features, a chin implant will do wonders. Here are some of the benefits of getting a chin implant:
• Adds harmony to your face, as it aligns the chin with the rest of your features
• Addresses a recessed or weak chin
• Gives your jawline and neck better definition
• Prevents your chin bone from looking like a double or full chin due to its small size
The Procedure for Chin Augmentation
The average time taken to complete a chin augmentation ranges from 30 minutes to an hour. Dr. Glassman will perform the surgery under local or general anesthesia. After making an incision inside your mouth or below the chin, he will create a space for insertion of the implant. After ensuring that the implant is stable, he will close the incision.
The Recovery Process
For the first two weeks after the surgery, it’s best to keep your head in an elevated position, as this increases the speed of healing. You can also use a cold compress on the area of the surgery to improve the rate of healing significantly.
If Dr. Glassman chooses to insert the chin implant from the inside of your mouth, the stitches will dissolve after 10 days.
You will need to wait for at least a week after the surgery before you can return to normal activities. You can resume strenuous activities after about three to four weeks after the procedure. For best results, you should wait for at least a month.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The best thing about getting a chin implant is that it is a durable and strong medical device. Due to this, the results of the chin implant are permanent, making it one of the best solutions for a weak chin. Even though aging will change the other features of your face, it won’t have an impact on your chin’s contours.
These days, chin implants are made from solid silicone. Because of this, there will be no risk of any sort of leaking.
Find Out More with a Consultation
Chin augmentation can make a major difference when it comes to your look. Contact the office of Dr. Lawrence Glassman, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, to arrange a consultation and find out more.