As a craniofacial surgeon, I educate patients on the risks and benefits of both chin implant and osseous genioplasty for chin augmentation.
Often patients are only offered an implant by other surgeons. I believe it is important for patients to understand both procedures and then decide which is best for their anatomy, goals and timeline.
Dr. Regina Rodman
A weak chin can be corrected by several methods, depending on severity and the type of movement needed. Each method has risks and benefits. Every patient comes with unique goals and needs. An in person consultation with Dr. Rodman is important for a full evaluation and to make sure your goals are met.
A chin implant can give more projection in the horizontal plane, and some are designed to give a slight vertical projection as well.
At your consultation you will discuss the options for different types of chin implants, and pick the size and shape that best compliments your face. A chin implant is a relatively straightforward procedure that can be done under IV anesthesia. Dr. Rodman will make a small incision under the chin, about 1.5 cm long and it hides very well so it is hard to notice it once it heals.
The procedure takes about one hour and you will go home the same day. Expect some swelling and bruising for the first week, patients can generally resume light activity within a few days.
Your Chin Implants will be performed in Dr. Regina Rodman‘s surgery center located in Houston, TX