Chin Implant Cincinnati
Patients with microgenia (retruded or small chin) frequently seek chin augmentation to obtain a more normal appearance. In men, a small chin may be perceived as a passive or docile trait. In women, a strong chin can define the jaw line and lead to a more youthful look.
Chin augmentation is accomplished by placing an implant directly in front of the bone via an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. Implant materials vary from surgeon to surgeon and include solid silicone, hydroxyapatite (synthetic bone), porous polypropylene, as well as others. Many different sizes and shapes of implants are used and your surgeon will select the shape best suited for you and your expected result. Chin augmentation is usually performed under a local anesthetic with sedation and takes approximately 1 hour.
Recovery is 1-2 weeks (mostly swelling) and complications can include bleeding, infection, implant malposition, and nerve damage. If you desire a less invasive method of chin augmentation, consider soft tissue augmentation of the chin. Imaging with side by side comparisons of before/after results is helpful in allowing the surgeon and patient to achieve expected results. If you are considering a chin augmentation in Sharonville or Dayton, please visit the office of Dr. Kurtis W. Martin to undergo advanced computer imaging allowing you to choose the result you desire.