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What many people do not realize is that the nose and the chin are connected in creating facial balance. The length of the chin and the size of the nose must be in harmony with one another. A smaller or less defined chin can make a larger nose more noticeable. In some cases, chin augmentation is also combined with reduction rhinoplasty to ensure the features match. Dr. Espinoza can help patients correct the size of their chin and achieve the ultimate facial symmetry. 

What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that can create a more proportional chin using an implant. In some cases, the surgery may also be performed using the fat transfer method. This allows fat taken from one area of the body to be placed in another, adding volume in the correct locations.

By adding more prominence to the chin, you can balance your facial features. This also creates a more contoured profile and jawline. This surgery is performed on those who were born with a smaller or underdeveloped chin or for those who have lost volume in the area as a result of their age.

Your Procedure

The procedure is performed using IV sedation and takes only a short amount of time to complete. During the procedure, an incision is made either below the chin or inside of the mouth. Both options are naturally well concealed, ensuring any scars will be nearly invisible. The implant will be inserted through the incisions, and then the incisions will be closed. With this procedure, only stitches are required, and you will not need to wear any dressings.

Recovery After Chin Augmentation

Once the surgery is complete, you should expect to recover for at least a week. During this time, you may experience moderate discomfort and some swelling. There may also be some bruising, but this is lighter than most surgical procedures. After the first week of recovery, most patients can return to work or social activities. Still, patients should continue to avoid more strenuous activities such as exercise for two to four weeks.

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About Dr. Espinoza 

Dr. Espinoza is a highly-trained surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals for over 10 years. Due to his work being in such high demand, he operates from two locations, South Florida and New York City. What makes Dr. Espinoza so unique is his level of care for his patients. During your consultation, he works with you to understand your aesthetic goals and crafts a specialized treatment course that helps you achieve them. He believes that when you walk into his office, you arrive as a patient, but when you leave, it will be as a friend.

If you are ready to achieve more balanced facial features, contact Dr. Espinoza’s office today

Chin Augmentation FAQ

Is chin augmentation always performed with an implant?

How much larger will my chin be after the surgery?

Is chin augmentation always performed with an implant?

In most cases, yes. For some patients, the fat transfer method may be used instead.

How much larger will my chin be after the surgery?

Dr. Espinoza will examine your facial features to help determine the size of the chin implant you should use. He will help you visualize the size of your new chin to ensure you are happy with the outcome of the procedure.

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