A weak or receding chin can affect your facial balance. In some cases, other facial features can appear disproportionately large in comparison to an undefined chin. A strong chin can help provide you with an aura of power and strength. Men and women who feel that they lack a strong, defined chin could benefit from chin augmentation. Dr. Kao enhances the appearance of the chin through a variety of techniques, including using injectable fillers, fat grafting, and implants.
Chin Augmentation Using Injectable Fillers
Dr. Kao uses hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite fillers to temporarily add volume to and shape the chin. Dr. Kao performs this enhancement technique safely and efficiently in his office in less than an hour. Injectable fillers allow Dr. Kao to tailor the size and shape of your chin to best match your facial shape, and the results last four to six months. This augmentation technique is a great choice for patients who aren’t ready to commit to permanent enhancement or don’t want to undergo surgical correction.
Patients can immediately resume their regular activities after treatment. Your results should become visible within a week of the procedure although some minor bruising may last for several days.
Chin Augmentation Using Fat Grafting
Dr. Kao can use fat grafting to shape and sculpt a more prominent chin. This technique is ideal for patients who wish to have permanent results but don’t desire more invasive surgical correction. Dr. Kao uses liposuction to harvest excess fat from another area of the body, such as the hips, abdomen, or flanks. He puts the harvested fat through a purification process, which results in strong, durable “Super Fat.” Dr. Kao then strategically injects the Super Fat to artistically sculpt the size and shape of your chin. This augmentation technique provides permanent results and is less invasive than using implants.
Patients may experience some minor bruising at the injection site and some mild discomfort at the site of the liposuction. You may need to limit your physical activities for one week due to the liposuction procedure.
Chin Augmentation Using Implants
Chin augmentation using implants is a great option for patients looking for a permanent and predictable correction. Dr. Kao uses custom-designed silicone implants to mold the chin. Dr. Kao places a thin incision either under the chin or inside the mouth at the base of the lower gums. He then inserts the implant and adjusts it in the created pocket before closing the incisions with sutures.
Patients will likely experience bruising and swelling following their procedure. Your diet may be restricted to liquids the day following your procedure and then a soft-food diet for two additional days. Most patients can resume their regular activities after one week.
If you wish to enhance the appearance of your chin, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his helpful, friendly staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office at 310-315-9211, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.
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