Portland Chin Augmentation
What is Chin Augmentation?
Dr John Lee performs chin augmentation for patients who are unhappy with the balance between their chin and other facial features. He will either do a fat transfer that involves taking fat from one area of the body (donor site) to inject into the chin area. A fat transfer gives great, natural looking results.
The other option is a chin implant. During the surgery Dr Lee makes an incision in the skin just beneath your chin. He then creates a pocket over the front of your jawbone. A chin implant, specially selected to be the correct size and shape to give you your desired results, will be inserted into the pocket.
After surgery, the chin is typically taped after to provide support and to minimize swelling and discomfort. Stitches will be removed during a post op visit about a week after your chin surgery.
The procedure will be done at our fully accredited surgery center and the patient will be under IV sedation (twilight anesthesia). The patient will be able to go home after the procedure and will be wearing a big bandage.
Patients who have chin augmentation often combine it with nose surgery (rhinoplasty) to get the best results.
Recovering from Chin Augmentation Surgery
After your Chin Augmentation surgery, you will need to have someone drive you home. Expect to experience some discomfort and swelling in the chin and jaw area for several days of your procedure. You will likely have some difficulty with smiling and talking. This is only temporary and you should feel better in a few days. You may have some bruising and swelling around your chin and your neck but that shoud get better in a few days to a week.
Please contact us for a free consultation.