If your chin doesn’t align flawlessly with the rest of your face, help is available. Expert facial reconstructive surgeon Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS, can help boost your confidence by providing a chin augmentation. His practice, Blum Facial Surgery in Tracy, California, is a state-of-the-art facility where you’ll get taken care of every step of the way. Dr. Blum will guide you through ideal options for your face, so you’ll know exactly what to expect with your chin augmentation procedure.
When you have a weak or receding chin, you may feel self-conscious. For women, having a less prominent chin can make your neck appear older, since it may seem less defined. If you’re a man, having a receding chin can make your entire face appear less chiseled.
Getting a chin augmentation procedure improves your chin’s prominence. You’ll have restored volume and more defined features afterward, which will leave you feeling better and more confident about your appearance.
During your consultation, Dr. Blum will guide you through various sizes and shapes of silicone implants, as you start to imagine your new and improved features. Once your chin is mapped out and you and Dr. Blum determine exactly how your chin should look, you’ll schedule a surgery date.
You’ll only need light sedation or local anesthesia when you have a chin augmentation, depending on your preference and comfort level. Once you’re sedated, Dr. Blum will make several small incisions on the inside of your mouth and/or under your chin.
He’ll carefully create a small pocket under your muscles and insert your new chin implant. After your implant is secured, he’ll place a few sutures to help the incisions heal. The entire process is usually completed in an hour or less.
Not at all. Chin augmentation procedures are outpatient surgeries. You can expect to be back at home within a few hours. While you will be a little sore afterward and will likely have some bruising or swelling, you can start getting back into your normal routine as you see fit. Most men and women who have had chin augmentations start feeling comfortable enough to return to their routine social activities and public outings after about 5-7 days.
Yes. Dr. Blum offers homeopathic and herbal medications that minimize bruising and decrease recovery time. He can also let you know how often to apply ice or heat after surgery, so you can keep your bruising and swelling to a minimum.