We all have something about our bodies that we dislike. Some of us dislike the size of our lips, either they’re too big or too small, while others dislike other parts of their bodies. If you happen to dislike your chin, then you aren’t alone. According to CBSnews.com, plastic surgery on the chin, specifically chin implants, has risen over 70% since 2010. If you aren’t happy with your chin, then you might be interested in consulting with Dr. Patt to discuss a possible chin augmentation surgery.

What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a form of plastic surgery that focuses on reshaping the chin. By reshaping the chin area, the entire alignment of the face is improved. Chin augmentation is a relatively simple surgery in comparison to other types of cosmetic surgeries.

During the actual procedure, implanted material is placed in the chin area, which is how reshaping the chin area is accomplished. In some procedures, bone is harvested from the person’s body and used as implant material. Using bone from a person’s rib is often a better option, as it can decrease the risk of infection. However, with the many advancements in cosmetic surgery, surgeons are experiencing greater success in the actual surgeries as well as in preventing infection.

Who is a candidate for chin augmentation?

If you’re interested in finding out more about this facial reshaping surgery, then your surgeon will first have to determine if you’re a candidate. How is this determined? Well, first of all, a complete medical history will be obtained, and labs will be taken as well. This history will also include any previous cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries that you may have had. As long as you’re an adult who has taken all aspects of possible facial reconstructive surgery into consideration, then in most cases you will be deemed a candidate.

Even if you have certain medical conditions, you can often be cleared to have the surgery. Only in extreme cases where you have an especially serious condition, or an illness that is not properly controlled will you be unable to be approved.

What can I expect during & after the surgery?

Chin augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, you can expect to be made as comfortable as possible. The surgeon will make a small incision inside your mouth, which is how he will access your chin area. Sometimes the incision is created underneath chin, depending on the preferences of the surgeon.

Recovery time can vary, although most swelling and bruising usually dissipates within a week to 10 days. Most patients can expect a full recovery within a 2-month period.

If you aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your face and you’re looking for the best chin augmentation or rhinoplasty Houston has, then contact Dr. Patt. You can sit down and discuss your cosmetic surgery options and how he can sculpt a new chin for you. You will very likely notice not only a nice change in your appearance, but a boost for your self-esteem, as well.