Chin augmentation surgery is designed to improve facial proportion, rejuvenate or reconstruct the contours of your face. Genioplasties come in a few varieties and they bring back contour and/or proportion to your chin, jawline and neck line . Genioplasties are also used to to give it a more youthful look, changing a full round or square fave into a more striking “V” line face.
When You Should Consider Chin Augmentation Surgery in Toronto
- If you have a weak, receding chin and want to improve your jawline
- If you want to restore proportion and contour to your face
- If you want to improve your neck line, that appears aged
- If you wish to fix facial asymmetry, deformities or injuries.
Pros and Cons
- The surgeon can fix facial asymmetry and deformities in the patient’s chin
- The surgeon does may not need to perform procedures on other parts of the patient’s face. For instance, a nose may look proportionately large with a receeded chin. Following genioplasty or chin augmentation surgery, this may no longer be the case and the patient does not require a rhinoplasty.
- The surgeon can perform chin augmentations in a short time
- The results are generally permanent, and the effect on aging can be dramatic with a tighter, better supported neck and jaw line, delaying the effects of aging on skin, muscle and fat.
- Complications, of any kind, are extremely rare.
- The recovery process requires a soft diet for several weeks
- There is swelling and bruising
- As with all surgery, there are possible but very unlikley complications which include numbness, damage to teeth infection and bleeding.
These are the top pros and cons for chin implants and genioplasties. To learn about pros and cons that are specific to you, get an initial consultation from a qualified plastic surgeon who has particular expertise in craniomaxillofacial (facial bone) and chin surgery. A board certified plastic surgeon is in the best position to alert you to your specific risks and benefits of each procedure.
Am I A Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
Finding yourself in one of these situations could make you a good candidate for chin augmentation:
- You have a weak jaw that does not complement your face or distinguish your neck from your other features
- You wish to combat aging by restoring contour and proportion to your face
- You want to fix congenital conditions or facial deformities
- You have a weak chin and want to improve your profile’s appearance by advancing the projection of your chin
As long as you’re in good health, have realistic expectations about the surgery and the possible outcome, the chances are good that you are a good, quality candidate for chin augmentation surgery or genioplasty. If you are not a good candidate, then your plastic surgeon will tell you about alternative procedures that can correct the issues that you want to fix.
At your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will tell you what you need to know about chin augmentation surgery in Toronto. On the off chance that the surgeon doesn’t tell you what you need to know upfront, it is perfectly acceptable to ask them questions until you are satisfied with the responses and confident in the surgeon’s abilities.
Think of the initial consultation as a tryout. If the first plastic surgeon you meet with does not make you feel comfortable, it’s perfectly fine to meet with other doctors. Chin augmentation surgery is a serious procedure, and as such should only be done by a competent professional that you completely trust.