Questions about Chin Augmentation
What About a Double Chin?
Chin implants are designed to offer patients a sharper, stronger look to their jaw line. Those who have a “double chin” may be better candidates for a liposuction procedure where the fat within the chin and neck is removed. Sometimes this technique alone creates a new profile and look without needing an implant procedure.
Will Sensation Return?
Following chin augmentation surgery, patients often experience numbness and a change in skin sensation. As the implant gets used to its new habitat, nearby tissue and jaw line structures will get used to having it there. Several weeks after surgery, this heightened sensation begins to subside and, over time, normal sensitivity will gradually reappear. It may take up to a full year for patients to regain full sensitivity.
Scarring is minimal with chin augmentation surgery because Dr. Jonov places the incision either on the inside of the mouth, where it is completely hidden, or under the chin. Even the incision under the chin is barely visible during social situations.
What About Genioplasty?
In addition to chin augmentation with implants, some individuals may be suitable candidates for genioplasty. This is a procedure that reshapes the chin by surgically repositioning the chin bone. This procedure is more complex than implants alone and is sometimes considered a reconstructive surgery. In some cases, we perform genioplasty in combination with neck liposuction and chin implants.