If you are bothered by a “weak chin,” a chin augmentation procedure can address your concern. One approach increases chin prominence through the use of an implant. Plastic or synthetic implants are inserted through either an incision in the mouth or a small incision under the chin. The implant rests on the front surface of the lower jaw. Another procedure—sliding Genioplasty which re-positions the lower jaw—may be called for in some cases. Chin implants often are combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve facial balance. A consultation with a plastic surgeon is the best first step for exploring these options.
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What to Expect With Your Chin Augmentation Procedure
After surgery, the chin will be swollen, and the lower jaw may look bruised. A liquid or soft diet is required for the first few days. There are no restrictions on showering or bathing. Most swelling will subside by ten to fourteen days after surgery. You may resume exercise at that point. Some patients have postoperative numbness, which usually lasts only three to four weeks. The chin may not feel completely normal, however, for four to six weeks.
How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost in Washington, DC?
Chin augmentation procedures start at $6,275 and vary with the specifics of the procedure. You will receive a personalized price quote after your consultation with one of our providers.
CPS has been helping patients in Washington, DC with Chin Augmentation since 1986, and we’d be happy for you to come in for a free consult.