A weak chin can make you look older and heavier than you are, make your nose appear larger and/or out of proportion to the rest of your face, and shorten your neck. A chin augmentation, with either an implant or with filler, is a technique for subtly increasing the projection of your chin.
Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery of the face. He understands anatomy deeply, as well as the importance of proportion. Your chin, nose and the transition of your jawline to your neck all must be in harmony.
During your chin augmentation consultation], Dr. Whitfield will examine your facial anatomy, taking precise measurements while assessing skin tone and laxity.Together, you will come up with the treatment plan best suited for your needs.
A patient with a very weak chin is probably going to require a surgical chin augmentation with an implant. Dr. Whitfield prefers to use a porous implant made of polyethylene. He uses this type of implant because it is both flexible and allows your own tissue to grow into the pores, making the implant more stable.
The biggest problem with an implant is implant malposition. Dr. Whitfield is meticulous in creating the proper size for the pocket in which the implant is placed, and is careful to secure the implant so that it does not move post operatively. This, along with his artistic eye in choosing the right size implant for your face, is what delivers a truly exemplary result.
For patients who only require a mild degree of projection, a chin augmentation can be performed with either filler or fat transfer. Both can deliver an excellent looking result. The downside of these techniques is that the fat transfer may need to be done more than once in order to achieve your desired outcome, and the filler will need to be “touched up” every year or so depending on which filler is used.
There is really no downtime with a chin augmentation with filler. However, the procedure with an implant is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center and will require at least 2 weeks of downtime. You can expect to be bruised and swollen for several weeks.
To find out more about a chin augmentation with Dr. Robert Whitfield, call us today at 877-785-2382 or schedule a consultation at our Austin location in West Lake Hills.