Chin augmentation can also be performed at the time of smartlipo of the neck or a neck of facelift to make the neck more elongated when helpful. A chin implant is often performed with a rhinoplasty as well.
In men, a chin implant results in what is seen as a more masculine appearance.
Recently, dermal fillers, specifically Voluma, have been used to achieve the similar goals. Filler enjoys the ease of a minimal recovery without any down time. They are also a great way for someone to “try out” a new look without the commitment of surgery. The down sides to chin fillers are that they typically require multiple tubes to achieve a similar look as a chin implant, and they will have to be repeated every 2 years.
The procedure can be done awake or asleep. I typically recommend performing the procedure under local anesthesia, especially if being done alone, because I find those areas easy to numb. This avoids the risk and expense of general anesthesia. A mild oral sedative (such as lorazepam) is prescribed for anxiety prior to the procedure
I exclusively use the Implantech conform implant. No two chin bones are exactly the same, I find that the conform technology allows the implant to contour the existing chin bone a lot better due to its semirigid nature. An older rigid implant will have more predefined shape that they will not settle down and sometimes create a step off where it doesn’t sit on the bone.
"From consult to surgery, this was a very smooth process. The surgery was easy and I absolutely love my new look. I wanted to thank you and the staff for the great care." -R.Z., patient