Patients can improve their jawline with chin augmentation 

Chin augmentation offers a way for Charlotte, NC patients to improve their appearance with a stronger chin. A strong chin is a desired quality in both men and women and can have a significant impact on how a person looks. It can give people a stronger jawline and even improve the way the neck looks. Different procedures are available to help patients attain their goals, and the surgeon can help patients determine the best procedure for them following an evaluation. 

There are permanent and temporary solutions for patients 

Some patients may feel confident in their decision to undergo chin augmentation, while others may be a bit more hesitant to take such a permanent step. Thankfully, there are options to help both people achieve their goals. Chin fillers are a temporary solution for people while chin implants offer a permanent solution. 

Chin fillers may be an option for some patients 

Chin fillers offer temporary results, how long they last is dependent upon the type of filler used and the patient. This requires a skilled surgeon since the filler is being injected directly into the chin and the doctor needs to be sure they get the correct amount in. It is also important to remember additional injections could be required to maintain the results. The physician will be able to determine if this is the right option for you. 

Chin implants offer permanent results to patients 

Chin augmentation is often achieved through chin implants. These implants may be standard implants or custom made ones depending on your evaluation and goals. The surgery typically takes less than hour with a relatively fast recovery time of one week. 

To perform this procedure, the doctor will make an incision inside the mouth or under the chin and put the implant in through that incision. The implant is placed into a pocket in the bone of the chin. Since it is positioned in this pocket, it grows to become a permanent part of the bone, and part of the chin.  

Most patients return to activities within a week 

Compared to some plastic surgeries, chin augmentation has a rather fast recovery time. Sutures are removed within five or six days, with swelling and bruising fading in seven to ten days. Most patients feel comfortable enough with their results and healing to return to work and activities within a week. However, patients will need to be sure they follow doctor’s orders for pre and post surgery, to ensure they get the best results.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients considering chin augmentation should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused his practice exclusively on aesthetic facial plastic surgery since 1988. Contact Dr. Freeman’s office today to set up an appointment.