Male Chin Augmentation
While everyone can’t have a chin like Kirk Douglas, having a weak chin can create self-esteem issues in some men. Unlike muscle tone or body contour, a weak chin cannot be built up through physical activity. The only path to a stronger chin is chin augmentation.
What is a male chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation, medically known as mentoplasty, is performed to achieve a contoured, well-defined chin through the placement of an implant or implants adjacent to the jawbone. The result is an attractive, natural-looking chin that balances the face.
The procedure can also be combined with nose surgery so that the nose and chin complement each other.
The augmentation procedure
Male chin augmentation usually takes about 30 minutes with the patient under local anesthesia. An incision is made just beneath the chin or within the mouth to create a pocket next to the jawbone to hold the implant. The implant is inserted through the incision and sutured into place.
There are a wide variety of chin implant sizes and shapes. They are made from silicone.
Recovery from a male chin augmentation
There will be swelling after your augmentation surgery, but this should subside in one or two days. However, some patients experience longer periods of swelling as the body adapts to the implant.
Most patients can return to work five days after their chin augmentation surgery. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for at least 10 days. Dr. Trovato will provide you with specific instructions on how to address swelling and discomfort in the treated site. Aftercare instructions regarding oral hygiene and incision care will be thoroughly discussed. It is important to keep the area clean at all times to avoid infection and promote healing.
If Dr. Trovato believes your best option is to make the incision in your mouth, obviously there will not be any outward scarring. Otherwise, scarring is still minimal and will fade with time.