Dallas Chin Augmentation by World-class Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Burns

Many patients complain of having a weak chin or jaw which is out of proportion to their face. 

The chin should always be evaluated together with the nose and teeth. The surgeon needs to recognize when improperly aligned teeth may complicate the problem. In these cases, the teeth may need to be addressed with orthodontics or oral surgery before augmenting the chin.

There are both surgical and non-surgical options to address a weak or recessed chin. The options are detailed below.

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Why Do People Get Chin Augmentation?

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Chin augmentation produces a subtle yet powerful change to the profile and contour of the lower face. Both men and women frequently undergo this facial optimization procedure to increase the projection and contour of the chin bone and strengthen their facial profile.

For men, chin implant surgery creates and enhances masculine confidence. For women, having chin enhancement can improve makeup and jawline contour.

What Are The Options For Chin Augmentation?

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Dermal Chin Filler (Liquid Chin Augmentation)

Injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based fillers, can be used to enhance the chin's projection and definition. This is a non-surgical option that provides temporary results, giving patients a sneak preview of what a permanent enhancement can do to improve a recessed chin.

Dermal fillers are gel-based products designed to augment the facial skeleton. For chin augmentation, robust fillers are needed to provide augmentation.

Common fillers used for chin augmentation are Voluma, Restylane Lyft, or Volux. On average, about 2 - 4 ccs or syringes are necessary to achieve adequate augmentation.

Fillers typically last between 12 and 24 months. Although the results are temporary, this can be done as a simple office procedure similar to a Botox injection.

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Before and after chin augmentation  with Volux dermal filler in Dallas, TX

Augmentation with Fat

Fat augmentation is similar to dermal fillers. However, instead of commercially available fillers, fat is used. The advantage of fat is that full correction can be obtained as there is a “limitless” supply of fat. Fat is harvested with liposuction. The fat is then processed by washing the fat and centrifuging or spinning the fat. Pure fat is injected until full augmentation is reached. Fat should last slightly longer than fillers. Re-injecting the fat can sculpt an underdeveloped or receding chin to balance the facial profile.

Before and After Chin Implant Surgery in Dallas, TX, by Dr. John Burns

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Chin Implant Surgery

Genioplasty is a surgical procedure that involves placing a solid implant to augment the chin and improve its projection. This option provides a more permanent solution compared to dermal fillers.

The chin implant is done in the operating room under anesthesia. The incision is either under the chin or inside the mouth. A temporary implant called a sizer is placed over the bone to make sure it fits perfectly and the desired amount of augmentation is achieved. A permanent implant is then placed and secured to the bone with sutures. The procedure takes about one hour as a day surgery procedure. Patients recover quickly and results are immediate.

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Candidates For Chin Augmentation Surgery 

Patients who have a “weak” chin are candidates for this procedure. Patients who feel their chin does not project when viewed from the side typically will benefit. The chin should be evaluated in relation to other facial structures such as the lips and nose.

Chin augmentation will not fix dental issues or issues with the jaw such as TMJ pain or underdevelopment of the jawbone or mandible. Good candidates are healthy and non-smokers.

What Are Chin Implants Made Of?

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Implantech Chin Implant in Dallas, TX by Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. John Burns
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Implantech Chin Implant in Dallas, TX by Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. John Burns

Chin implants come in different sizes and shapes. Chin implants are made of soft silicone that mimics the look and feel of natural tissue. Chin implants come in different projections: small, medium, and large. They also come in different shapes: standard and extended. The standard implant augments only the chin, while the extended implant 

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How Is A Chin Implant Done?

The procedure itself involves the creation of an incision either under the chin or inside the mouth at the lower lip. Your plastic surgeon will insert an implant. This flexible material will then be trimmed and molded to create a more balanced chin shape that fits each patient's preferences and unique facial characteristics.

Due to its relatively low risk rate, as well as options for customization, chin implants have become quite popular among those who desire a stronger jawline without having to resort to a more complex procedure where the bone is broken and reset to give more projection.

To help pick the perfect chin implant, Dr. Burns uses 3D imaging. The imaging shows what the augmentation will look like and what size and shape of implant the patient prefers. This can be done either in the office or from the comfort of your own home using the link here.

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How Much Is A Chin Implant?

The cost of a chin implant is about $6000 for everything: surgeon’s fee, operating room facility fee, board-certified anesthesiologist, and the implant.

Is Chin Augmentation Painful

No. During the procedure, the chin is numbed with local anesthetic so that there is very little pain after the procedure

What Is The Downtime with Chin Augmentation Surgery?

Chin augmentation is a relatively painless procedure with minimal downtime. You can expect some swelling and possible bruising for a few weeks following the procedure.

Most patients can wear concealer and resume normal activities within a week or so, provided that they are following all aftercare instructions as recommended by their board-certified plastic surgeon. Furthermore, people who receive chin implants tend to experience long-term satisfaction from having a structurally enhanced face shape that appears natural in definition and proportion.

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Final Results

Once placed, chin implants are immobile and should stay in place. Swelling is generally limited but can persist for several weeks.

Are the results permanent?

Yes. Chin implants do not move once placed. There is no need to remove or replace a chin implant.

Is One Technique Better Than The Other?

Chin implants are designed to be placed on top of the chin bone to provide the desired projection. The incision can be made either inside the mouth or under the chin. The incision inside the mouth has the advantage of a hidden incision. Both techniques are widely practiced.

The goal is always to transform a weak profile into a more balanced and stronger chin. That said, unique patients will have unique needs. We're excited to have options to offer both males and females.The brow position should stay constant after surgery. The bruising has generally resolved at about one week and swelling in several weeks.

Can I Do Other Procedures With A Chin Genioplasty?

Chin implants are commonly done with a rhinoplasty given the delicate facial balance between the chin and nose. Chin augmentation also goes hand in hand with neck procedures such as neck liposuction or a neck lift. A lower facelift or mini facelift can be enhanced with a chin augmentation. In essence, any procedure can be combined with a chin implant. It is an excellent “add-on” procedure or a stand-alone procedure.

Plastic Surgery Financing

The surgery is considered elective and not covered by insurance. The cost of surgery is determined by the surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, and operating room fee. For those who prefer to review financing options, Dr. Burns' practice recommends financing with CareCredit, Alphaeon, and PatientFi.

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