The chin is one of the most important features of your facial profile. As such, an imbalance in this area can have a considerable impact on your appearance. When this occurs, plastic surgeon Dr. Javad Sajan can correct the issue, restoring harmony to your face.
Is a Chin Augmentation Right for You?
When the chin is too small or weak, it can create the appearance of a fleshy neck and an overly large nose. Chin augmentation is designed to enhance the size of this critical feature and bring balance to the rest of your face. You may want to consider undergoing this chin augmentation in Seattle with Dr. Sajan if you have a:
- Recessed chin
- Prominent nose
- Undefined jawline
- Overly pointed or square chin
What to Expect During Your Procedure
Dr. Sajan offers two distinct approaches for your chin augmentation: chin implants and genioplasty. Both are performed under general anesthesia in our state-licensed surgical center. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sajan will review each of these approaches with you, and help you determine which one is in your best interest based on your anatomy and cosmetic goals.
If you enhance your chin using implants, Dr. Sajan will first help you select a chin implant that is the ideal shape and size to bring harmony to your face. This is a very important step, because an implant that's too small won't address the issues of balance you're currently facing, while an implant that's too large will create new problems.
Once the implant is selected, he will make an incision underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Through that opening, he will insert the implant and place it securely in front of the jawbone. He will then evaluate the rest of your face as a whole, to ensure that the implant has created the proper balance. To complete the procedure, he will suture the implant in place.
If you decide to undergo a genioplasty, Dr. Sajan will begin by making an incision inside your mouth, near your lower lip. Through that opening, he will make a precise cut in the bone of your chin, so that he can reposition the structure and increase its prominence. He will then place a titanium plate to secure the chin in its new position, improving your face's balance and proportion.
Your recovery period will depend on the procedure you had performed. In general, genioplasty is associated with a longer healing process than chin implants, because it involves cutting into and repositioning the underlying bone.
Regardless of the approach used, you can expect to experience some pain and swelling in the treatment area, which will gradually dissipate on its own. In the meantime, the medication prescribed by Dr. Sajan should keep you comfortable. With both procedures, you'll need to rest in bed and adopt a temporary soft-food diet until the area is fully healed and Dr. Sajan informs you that it's safe to resume your normal diet. Post recovery, you should be very happy with a chin implant Seattle patients have raved about.
Change your Face, Change your Life
The chin is a relatively small structure, but enhancing it can do wonders for your appearance. Contact Dr. Sajan's Seattle office today and learn more about what a genioplasty and Seattle chin augmentation can do for you.