When you hear a song in perfect harmony, it’s pleasing to the ear—much like nature’s harmony of a warm breeze, birds singing, and waves lapping on the shore. All it takes is for one thing to be out of place to throw it all off—hitting the wrong note or a loud blast of a fog horn, for instance.
An imbalance in facial features can cause the same displeasure. If you have a “weak” or receding chin, it can make your whole face seem out of harmony with your nose and other features. Dr. Lisa J. Learn can perform a surgery that is like music to your ears. It’s called chin reshaping or augmentation, and it can give you the strong profile you need to bring balance to your appearance, not to mention a boost to your self-esteem.
How is Chin Augmentation Performed?
This procedure can be done either by moving and reshaping bones or by inserting an implant. Either way, the result is a more rounded looking chin and a more prominent profile. It is often combined with other facial surgeries such as liposuction and lifts for an even greater sense of balance.
Performed under general anesthesia or sedation, chin reshaping typically takes about an hour and is done on an outpatient basis for those with a normal dental bite. An incision will be made either in the natural crease below your chin, or hidden inside your mouth where your lower lip meets your gum. Dr. Lisa J. Learn will then reshape the bone and/or relocate fatty tissue, or prepare the area for an implant. This is done by gently stretching the tissues to create a pocket under the muscles and in front of your chin bone. A custom-sized implant is tucked in, discretely enhancing the size of your chin.
Bouncing Back from Being Imbalanced
After your procedure, you can expect to feel some discomfort and tenderness. This can last for a few months, but can easily be minimized with medication. You may also experience some initial swelling, as well as a tight or stretched sensation which usually subsides within a week. Chewing may be difficult for a few days, so a liquid or soft diet would be best right after the surgery. You will likely have bandages at first as well, to keep the area protected, but, there is very little downtime. You can actually resume light activity right away and return to work and your normal activities in as little as seven to ten days.
Just Picture your Pretty Profile!
If a strong profile is something you feel strongly about, come talk with Dr. Lisa J. Learn about chin reshaping or augmentation today. We will help determine which surgical procedure is right for you and answer any questions you have about the procedure. To make an appointment, just call (954) 380-8411 or visit our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL today. We’ll get all of your facial features working together in perfect harmony for a balanced and beautiful appearance!