When you think of plastic surgery, chin augmentation probably isn’t the first procedure that comes to mind. However, this treatment has become increasingly common in recent years. In 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released statistics that show chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics. Some experts suggest that this is due to increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace, since having a well-defined, attractive chin connotes power and achievement.
According to the ASPS survey, “Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox®, and liposuction combined in 2011.” Both male and female patients (especially those over 40) came out in droves for chin implants. Dr. Michel Siegel is proud to provide this popular procedure for our patients (he performs more than 40 per year). Read on to learn the top five reasons our patients love chin implants!
1. Chin augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure.
Placing a chin implant is a relatively simple operation. During this surgery, Dr. Siegel will make a small incision either beneath your chin or within your mouth. Next, he will insert the silicone implant whose shape and size you’ve chosen to achieve your results. He will then adjust the prosthesis as needed to ensure it looks beautiful and natural. Finally, he will suture and clean your incision to complete your chin augmentation. This entire process typically takes about 20 minutes and is performed under twilight or general anesthesia.
2. This surgery has a short recovery time.
Since it is a minimally invasive surgery, patients typically heal quickly from chin implant placement. You may experience slight swelling, bruising, and aching for several days after your surgery, but this can typically be managed with prescription painkillers. Most patients return to work and regular activity within a week. Chin implants are generally very safe, with a low risk for complications or side effects. Dr. Siegel will provide more detailed recovery instructions for you prior to your chin augmentation!
3. Chin implants can dramatically enhance your facial proportions.
Many people underestimate the importance of the chin in the aesthetics of the face. However, even making small modifications to this prominent feature can make a big difference. A chin implant can improve the proportions of your face, highlight your natural beauty, and give you a more masculine or feminine look.
4. This procedure provides lasting outcomes.
Unlike other types of plastic surgery prostheses, chin implants are durable. In most cases, they last for a lifetime and never require replacement.
5. Chin augmentation combines well with other facial cosmetic procedures.
Chin implants on their own can provide dazzling results, but Dr. Siegel often recommends combining chin augmentation with other facial plastic surgeries. He most often places chin implants in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose surgery), a facelift, or neck liposuction. Dr. Siegel can customize your combined plastic surgery plan according to your distinctive needs and preferences.