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Chin Augmentation

The position of your chin along with the size and shape can enhance or detract from your overall facial aesthetic. Chin augmentation or reduction is a facial procedure that can alter the proportions of your face to create a balance to the face enhancing your natural beauty. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rednam is well versed in both non-surgical and surgical chin augmentation techniques and can offer an unbiased recommendation for which technique will work best for you.

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Chin Augmentation Procedure

Dr. Rednam is able to augment your chin both nonsurgically and surgically depending on your individual goals and needs. Fillers, sometimes combined with Botox, can be used in the office to safely increase your projection and eliminate asymmetry of the chin. This type of augmentation requires no downtime and yields immediate results, which can last up to 1-2 years.

For a more permanent result, Dr. Rednam is well versed in both implant based and osseous genioplasty techniques. An external approach is favored for implant placement through a small incision made under the chin. This placement has a lower infection and complication rate as compared to the internal approach.

The osseous genioplasty can advance or recess your chin, shorten and elongate your chin, or move it side to side. This is accomplished by adjusting the bone itself to recontour the chin. This bony technique is very versatile and can be tailored for your individual goals. An intraoral incision is made for the bone movement leaving no external scar. Surgical correction is done under local anesthesia with IV sedation for implants and general anesthesia when bone is moved.

Chin Augmentation Recovery

Non-surgical chin augmentation is performed in Dr. Rednam’s office with local anesthesia. Mild swelling usually persists 2-3 days with little to no downtime needed. Both types of surgical correction procedures are outpatient surgery, you go home the same day, and involve the use of absorbable sutures. The small external incision created for the implant heals very well and with time fades. The internal incision with the bony technique heals quickly and leaves no external scar. Expect some swelling for 1-2 weeks after a chin implant. Noticeable swelling with an osseous genioplasty can last up to 6-8 weeks but yields a permanent result without risk implant movement or infection. Surgical correction will alter the contour of the chin but does not affect the dental alignment.

Dr. Rednam uses meticulous technique with all three approaches to provide you a natural and beautiful result that does not look over done or operated on. Chin surgery can be combined with other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty, neck lift or neck liposuction for optimal results.

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