10 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Chin Implants

Chin Implants

Chin augmentations may be the fastest-growing facial cosmetic surgery procedure today.

What are the benefits? Chin augmentations can rejuvenate and reshape your face, giving you a more symmetrical, refined, and youthful appearance.

Here, we’ll give you 10 interesting facts you need to know about chin augmentations before making your decision.

1. Chin augmentation surgery has few risks.

You’ll be happy to know that there are very few potential risks to chin enhancements.

With this type of facial plastic surgery, patients experience moderate pain. In rare cases, a patient may experience inflammation or swelling in the area surrounding the incision or may require additional treatment.  Implant malposition, extrusion, and infection are rare.  Numbness can occur from the procedure.  If these complications occur, your doctor may suggest further surgery.

2. Chin enhancement procedures are relatively safe.

There have been many improvements in the techniques for chin enhancement surgery over the years. As a result, the procedure is safer than ever before.

In fact, chin implant surgery is considered one of the safest cosmetic surgeries with a very low risk of complication if you go to an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Sidle.

Something that our patients love about chin implant procedures is that they can also be done on an outpatient basis. Most patients go home the same day, with little pain.

3. Chin implants are long-term.

One reason why chin implants are worth the money compared to other types of facial plastic surgery is that chin implants can make a permanent change.

The simple truth is that chin implants last a long time. If you’re still happy with the appearance of the changes after two years, you probably won’t be any less happy with your appearance after five or ten.

4. Chin Implants Can Be Subtle

Some patients are concerned that facial plastic surgery will be too “obvious”. A skilled plastic surgeon will help guide the surgical process to help the implant look as natural as possible. 

The right implant will complement and enhance the shape of your face without looking overdone. Implants range in size from very small to quite large.  Individual sizing is key.

5. Recovery time is relatively short.

The recovery time for getting chin augmentation is relatively short, and most patients return to work within one week after the procedure. Some of our patients are able to return to work after a few days, but it is important not to do too much too soon.

If you love to be active, there is no need to worry! You can return to strenuous activity in 2 weeks and return to normal activity within 2-4 weeks.

However, it’s important to listen to your body and take it easy. We all hate to hear it, but being patient with your recovery can allow you to enjoy your new profile without complications in the long term.

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6. Chin enhancement surgical procedure carries a low risk of infection.

It is important to keep in mind that when it comes to cosmetic procedures, there is always a risk of infection. The good news? It’s quite rare.

So if you’re worried about infections, keep in mind that chin implant surgery is a common procedure and has low infection rates.

7. Chin implants are made of safe materials.

Chin implants have come a long way. Implant materials are both safe and long-lasting. Chin implants are made with a biocompatible material that is completely safe. Most risks with chin implants are encountered with patients who choose an inexperienced plastic surgeon. Inexperienced surgeons can cause damage to a patient’s bone structure or nerves with the poor position of the implant.

As plastic surgeons, we know too well that the chin is a very delicate place to work with on the face. It can take years to develop the skills that are required to give patients a balanced chin structure — the right width, the right length, the right balance of lip support—to achieve the results you want.

At Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Sidle, we offer a variety of safe and long-lasting solutions to help you find the balance you want!

Additional Read: Enhance Your Facial Features with A Chin Implant

8. Chin augmentation price varies commonly.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sidle is often asked what the price of chin augmentation is. This is a hard question to answer because there are a number of factors to consider. For example, the following items are taken into consideration when estimating chin augmentation costs:

1) History of chin surgery

2) The amount of chin augmentation

3) The type of anesthesia (sedation vs. general)

4) The surgical center (in-house vs. outpatient surgery center)

To find out your options, it’s recommended that you schedule a consultation today. 

9. You can opt to incorporate chin surgical procedures with other treatments.

Plastic surgery procedures are becoming more and more common in the United States. Patients who are interested in chin implants are often interested in additional procedures such as rhinoplasty on chin and neck liposuction. Chin surgery can easily be combined with another procedure when performed by a skilled and qualified surgeon. Combining procedures can help improve the overall balance and harmony of the face.

Talk to a specialized surgeon like Dr. Sidle to find out what’s right for you! We can go over what procedures are safe to combine with others and help you create a plan that’s right for you.

10. Chin implant surgery can boost your self-esteem.

The chin is one of the most important aspects of your face. Luckily, facial implants are a safe and effective treatment for facial augmentation that can help improve your facial harmony and self-esteem.

Boosting patient confidence and self-esteem is one of the most rewarding parts of a successful facial augmentation. 

Schedule your chin augmentation consultation today!

When choosing a provider for chin implant surgery, it is important to choose a surgeon who is familiar with the procedure, and who understands your expectations for the outcome.

With a safe and personalized approach, Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Sidle can help you achieve the chin and facial balance you’ve always dreamed of.

During your consultation, Dr. Sidle will personally meet with you to discuss your individual needs and goals. He believes in developing a close relationship with his patients to meet their specialized expectations and provide them with a high standard of quality and care. His reviews speak for themselves. Contact Dr. Sidle today to schedule your consultation!

About Douglas M. Sidle, MD, FACS

Dr. Sidle specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. His services range from minimally invasive office procedures with little to no down time to major operations leading to dramatic improvements in appearance. Dr. Sidle is one of a select group of cosmetic surgeons who are “double boarded”. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.