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Cheek Augmentation in Virginia Beach

When a chin is too small for the face, augmentation can often produce dramatic improvement in facial harmony. When you examine your profile in a mirror, your chin should project near an imaginary vertical line dropped from forehead to the upper lip. A weak chin may also exaggerate the appearance of a large nose or a short neck.

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What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation is accomplished with implants that can increase the size and projection of a chin that does not project in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.

Am I a good candidate for chin augmentation?

Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose face has reached physical maturity, generally in late adolescence. This procedure is a good option for you if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement of your chin.

What can I expect from chin augmentation?

The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your chin is too small too disproportionate to the rest of your face, it can significantly affect your self-image. Chin implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features. Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.

How long is recovery from chin augmentation?

For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. An incision just beneath the chin is an alternative. Your incisions will be closed with sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your surgery. While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several weeks for swelling to fully dissipate. The final results of your facial implant surgery will be long-lasting, however the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort.