Lip & Chin Procedures

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the underlying structure of the chin. It involves the use of chin implants or fillers, or even the manipulation of the jaw bone, to resize or reshape the chin and achieve a more balanced facial appearance.

This procedure addresses issues such as an excessively recessed chin or jowling and sagging around the chin and jawline. In addition to facial rejuvenation, chin augmentation creates a more defined chin that brings symmetry and harmony to the entire face and enhances the patient’s facial profile.

Reasons to undergo this procedure

Chin augmentation is recommended for those with a recessed or “weak” chin that disappears into the neck, or for those who lose significant definition in the chin and jawline due to aging. Such issues can affect the overall balance of the face, leading to an asymmetrical appearance.

This procedure is typically done in conjunction with rhinoplasty, as well as other procedures designed to promote youthfulness and to achieve a more attractive profile. It can help improve the following:

  1. Recessed or undefined chin
  2. Receding chin due to age or weight gain
  3. Congenital or accidental chin deformities

What are the benefits?

For those who desire a well-defined chin and jawline, chin augmentation offers a safe and long-term solution. It can help patients achieve a more attractive appearance by making the face more balanced. In some cases, it can also help reduce the prominence of certain facial features, such as a large nose or a strong jaw.

Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a highly trusted surgeon who is committed to providing personalized care and precisely tailored results to all his patients. Under his skilled hands, you can expect the following benefits from your chin augmentation procedure:

  1. Better chin contour and projection
  2. More proportionate facial profile
  3. Improved facial symmetry
  4. Slimmer appearance

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Initial Consultation

Chin augmentation can be accomplished using facial implants, dermal fillers, or through chin bone advancement. Your doctor will recommend the most ideal method for you, so it’s important that you seek the help of a trusted surgeon to ensure overall facial symmetry and optimum results.

For non-invasive chin augmentation, Dr. Sedgh uses a safe, injectable dermal filler that is thicker and more robust to allow for deeper placement and increased structure. He will begin by marking the designated injection sites and applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area. The filler will then be injected into these sites in small increments, until the desired shape is achieved.

The results for this type of procedure are temporary and will last for about six to twelve months, which is why patients usually undergo regularly scheduled injections to maintain the chin’s improved appearance.

Meanwhile, surgical chin augmentation through implants or bone advancement will yield permanent results.

  1. A thorough physical examination
  2. Explanation of the procedure and the methods that will be used
  3. Discussion and agreement on proposed surgical plan

Dr. Sedgh also holds consultations via video conferencing for his out-of-town and overseas patients, which can be scheduled at their convenience. Once you’ve decided to have the surgery, the doctor’s office can assist you with travel and accommodation, as well as aftercare and concierge services, if needed.

CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE

Chin augmentation can be accomplished using facial implants, dermal fillers, or through chin bone advancement. Your doctor will recommend the most ideal method for you, so it’s important that you seek the help of a trusted surgeon to ensure overall facial symmetry and optimum results.

For non-invasive chin augmentation, Dr. Sedgh uses a safe, injectable dermal filler that is thicker and more robust to allow for deeper placement and increased structure. He will begin by marking the designated injection sites and applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area. The filler will then be injected into these sites in small increments, until the desired shape is achieved.

The results for this type of procedure are temporary and will last for about six to twelve months, which is why patients usually undergo regularly scheduled injections to maintain the chin’s improved appearance.

Meanwhile, surgical chin augmentation through implants or bone advancement will yield permanent results.

If you choose to get a chin implant, the doctor will begin by making a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth. The implant will then be carefully placed within a pocket inside the chin.

If you choose to undergo bone advancement or sliding genioplasty, Dr. Sedgh will create an incision inside the mouth and use a powerful surgical instrument to perform an osteotomy on the chin bone. Once the bone has been separated, the doctor will reposition it to the ideal location in order to achieve the desired prominence.

A small titanium plate, which will be held in place with medical-grade screws, will be used to secure the bone in its new position.

Dr. Sedgh ends each procedure by closing the incisions and applying dressings to the chin area.

RECOVERY

Chin augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, but some may require an overnight stay for careful monitoring.

Tenderness and mild discomfort may be experienced immediately post-surgery. Other common side effects may include swelling, discoloration of the skin around the area, and temporary numbness of the lower lip, but they usually don’t last long.

Most patients are able to return to their day-to-day activities within a week. Meanwhile, it’s crucial that they adhere to proper aftercare and take all prescribed medications to ensure proper and speedy recovery.

Dr. Sedgh will closely monitor your progress during the first few days after the surgery. After this period, you can expect several follow-up appointments throughout the year, whether in his clinic or via video conferencing, so that the doctor can personally assess your post-op recovery and results.

Patient Reviews

“I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that Dr. Sedgh was a godsend to me for his willingness to do surgery on my nose when several notable surgeons refused to take on the task of correcting the damage that three previous surgeries had done. Dr. Sedgh clearly has an artistic eye as well as a very professional ability at nose surgery. He has earned my trust and respect.”

Randy, R.

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