Sometimes the visual balance between the chin and other facial features can be deficient. Without proper proportion and asymmetry, especially in the chin, the face can look disproportionate or even deformed. Chin Augmentation can reconstruct or rejuvenate a patient’s facial contours and improve their profile by creating a better balance between the chin and other facial features.
Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D. at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Atlanta, GA understands how to augment the bony aspect of the face with certain implants to provide an aesthetically pleasing result. A Chin Implant or Chin Augmentation can provide harmony, balance and proportion between the cheeks, chin and nose.
A weak chin, weak jaw, or recessed chin can make the nose look disproportionate and larger. This weak chin can also make the neck appear less defined. In addition, an underdeveloped chin can falsely convey to others a perception of weakness femininity in a male. A chin implant is one option that can enhance the chin providing balance and harmony to the face.
Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Patients that are interested in chin augmentation generally want to correct one or more of the following:
- Restore contour and proportion to facial structures made deficient by aging.
- Improve a weak, receding chin by increasing the projection of the chin.
- Correct an undefined or weak jawline that does not help frame the face or distinguish the neck.
- Correct facial deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions.
Chin Augmentation can be performed alone, but is often combined with a Mini Facelift. Dr Byrd uses special implants that are designed to appear natural and undetectable. During your consultation she will carefully evaluate your facial bone structure to determine if Chin Augmentation is right for you.
Patients need to be aware that some medications increase the likelihood of bruising. Therefore, Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D. advises patients to stop taking the medications listed below for 4-7 days prior to Chin Augmentation.
- Motrin, Advil, Ibroprofen, Naprosyn (or same class of anti-inflammatory medications)
- Fish oils
- Vitamin E
- Ginko Biloba
- Coumadin or Lovenox (though you are more likely to bruise if you are on these, we suggest you DO NOT stop this medication, and seek your primary doctors approval)
Aftercare and Recovery
Because Chin Augmentation is considered to be an outpatient procedure, patients can begin the recovery process in the comfort of their own home the same day as surgery. After the procedure, a loose fitting dressing is applied. Typically, there is little to no discomfort after surgery; however, if pain is present it can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Discoloration and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process and generally fades away within a few days.
Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you would like more information about Chin Augmentation call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!