Your New Chin: About Chin Augmentations

Many people wish they had a more prominent chin that suits their overall appearance. Female facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is an industry leader performing these procedures in the Manhattan area in New York City. This procedure typically involves small, easy-to-heal incisions in the face and the careful placement of implants beneath the skin. Overall, the goal is to bring balance, symmetry, and youthful bounce to the face.

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Is a Chin Augmentation Right for You? Chin Augmentation Candidacy

Ideal candidates for chin augmentation must be healthy enough to undergo invasive surgery. This means they should be non-smokers and have no infections or serious medical conditions that could complicate the procedure or recovery process. Please inform us about current medications or supplements, as some blood thinners cause excessive bleeding. Though patients have specific goals in mind regarding results, it's essential to have realistic expectations about your outcomes. Dr. Klausner will help you understand what is and is not possible during a consultation.

What Are the Benefits of Receiving a Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation surgery produces a myriad of benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Enhanced facial aesthetics, harmony, and balance
  • Results that are customizable, from minimal to dramatic
  • Results that are permanent
  • Implants can be removed or changed at any time
  • Little to no visible scarring
  • Extremely low post-surgery risks

Balancing Your Look With a Chin Augmentation

The chin is often overlooked by those considering facial cosmetic surgery. Many fail to realize that the chin plays a significant role in facial harmony. Chin augmentation is usually recommended in conjunction with rhinoplasty for patients with a lack of prominence in their chin. This can create better facial symmetry—together, chin augmentation with a rhinoplasty can bring about a refreshing balance that looks naturally gorgeous.

Depending on the patient's needs, Dr. Klausner may use a Goretex or silastic implant or an injectable filler. Placement of the chin implant may be approached through a small incision under the chin or through a small incision in the mouth.

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Choosing Between a Chin or Cheek Augmentation

The best way to determine whether a cheek or chin augmentation procedure will help you look and feel your most confident is to reach out to a licensed, experienced doctor. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is among the most recognized aesthetic surgeons in the Greater New York City area.

Reach out today and schedule a visit to the Klausner Institute's Upper East Side location. Dr. Klausner looks forward to providing you with an expert consultation so you can make an informed decision about your procedure.

The Procedure: Receiving Your New Chin

The chin augmentation procedure is designed to enhance facial harmony and redefine your profile with precision. During the process, various techniques can be employed, including dermal fillers or implants, to achieve a balanced and proportionate appearance. Dr. Klausner's approach involves evaluating your facial features, understanding your aesthetic goals, and recommending the most suitable method to achieve the results you covet and the look you want. 

For those seeking to correct a recessed or undefined chin, dermal fillers can be strategically injected to add volume and projection, creating a more balanced profile. Implants, on the other hand, involve the placement of biocompatible materials beneath the skin to achieve the desired augmentation and sculpting effect. Dr. Klausner's expertise ensures that the outcome is aesthetically pleasing and tailored to your facial anatomy.

The procedure is generally well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort and downtime. Depending on the chosen technique, the duration of the process may vary, but most patients can expect a swift recovery and a quick return to their regular activities. With Dr. Klausner's guidance, the chin augmentation procedure offers a transformative way to achieve improved facial balance and an enhanced overall appearance.

Caring for Your New Chin: What Should I Expect After a Chin Augmentation?

After your chin augmentation in New York City or Manhattan, you should expect to experience tightness, swelling, and bruising for around 1-3 weeks after your procedure. Vigorous activity that may strain your facial muscles—like weight lifting—should be avoided for 7-10 days. Complete healing usually occurs after around two months, with long-lasting results. These surgeries have high success rates, and under the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Klausner, your new chin can perfect your look.

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Should I get dermal fillers or implants?

The answer to this question depends on your cosmetic goals. If you want to look younger or more attractive without surgery, fillers may be a good choice. However, dermal fillers are temporary and must be redone every few months or a year. Implants at the Klausner Institute provide a longer-lasting solution for balancing your facial features.

Will my results look natural?

Cheek and chin implants may feel tight as they settle into position. This is a normal and temporary part of recovery. Implants can add projection, definition, and enhancement to sunken areas. Dr. Klausner does her best to provide successful results that look optimally gorgeous and natural.

Will the chin augmentation leave noticeable scarring?

The incisions we make during surgery are small and often placed inside the mouth, which means patients can expect little to no visible scarring. Our team also does everything we can to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible. This reduces your time in recovery so you can return to your activities as normal.

Define Your Face Shape, Discover Beauty

Chin augmentation surgery has proven highly beneficial to many of Dr. Klausner’s Manhattan patients. The procedure creates exquisite balance, delicately recontouring your facial features. If you feel displeased with the look of your jawline and feel it is too small or too large, a chin augmentation may be the perfect solution. We invite you to contact our New York City office, to plan your consultation and learn more about your choices.

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Chin Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still have concerns regarding chin augmentations? Read on for some of our most frequently asked questions.

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