Chin Augmentation/Reshaping is intended to bring harmony to one’s facial features. The chin can be reshaped in a number of different ways, the most popular of which includes the placement of an implant and recontouring of the soft tissue surrounding the bone. The Chin Augmentation takes approximately 1 ½ hours at our on site surgery center. This same day surgery is an outpatient procedure, with IV anesthesia provided. Incisions can be made intra-orally leaving no visible scars, or small incisions can be made under the chin. These options will be discussed further with Dr. Sawisch during your consultation. A head garment will be applied following your surgery and worn for 1 week. Sutures normally dissolve within 2 weeks and most patients can return to work at 7-10 days. Swelling and bruising typically lasts 1week, but Arnica tablets are recommended to reduce bruising and speed healing. Patients may experience temporary numbness to the lower lip and/or chin depending on which technique is performed.
Chin Enhancement & Augmentation