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Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation, also known as chin implants, is a very popular cosmetic procedure. If you are interested in becoming our Hawaii chin augmentation patient, please read on to learn more.

Undergoing Chin Augmentation at our Honolulu Practice

Chin augmentation is performed through a small incision inside the mouth and the implants are made out of silicone. A chin implant is a solid piece which hugs the jaw bone (mandible). To keep these from becoming malpositioned, I put in a small titanium screw to hold the implants in place, guaranteeing there will never be any displacement or uneven look to one’s chin.

Chin augmentations are done as part of a profile-plasty; chin implants are best appreciated from the side profile, however a well-placed chin implant will improve your appearance from the front as well as from the side. The chin augmentation is operation to correct a retrusive (set back) chin.  Retrusive chins are genetic and seen most often in certain ethnic groups, although anyone can have a retrusive chin. Retrusive chins are known to the general population as “weak chins.”

Chin augmentation is a relatively short procedure, lasting approximately 45 minutes. It is normally performed under general anesthesia, but can be performed under local.

Hawaii Chin Augmentation Patients: After Your Procedure

At the end of your procedure, the intra-oral incision will be closed with dissolvable suture; this suture should disappear within seven days. There is rarely excessive pain associated with chin augmentations, and most patients if needing a cover story as to why there is swelling on their face, can say they had a dental-like procedure done. The final swelling after chin augmentations goes down within ten days. There is much less swelling when the implants are anchored in place.

Selecting a Hawaii Chin Augmentation Surgeon

If you are interested in chin augmentation, selecting a plastic surgeon who has a great deal of experience performing this procedure is essential. As an established Honolulu chin augmentation surgeon, I am qualified to offer you a safe, effective procedure with the most natural looking chin implant results possible.

To discuss undergoing chin augmentation in Hawaii, contact Oahu Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Honolulu. Dr. Schlesinger will be glad to speak with potential Hawaii chin augmentation patients during that time.