A weak or receding chin can make you look older and heavier than you are, make your nose appear larger and out of proportion to the rest of your face, and shorten the appearance of your neck. A chin augmentation in Austin, with either an implant or with dermal filler, is a technique for subtly increasing the projection of your chin.
If you have any of the following aesthetic issues, you may be a good candidate to receive a chin augmentation in Austin. Whether with a custom chin implant, fillers, or natural fat transfer for a dramatic improvement in facial appearance:
Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery of the face. He has a deep understanding of facial anatomy as well as the ideal facial proportions. Your chin, nose and the transition of your jawline to your neck all must be in harmony.
During your chin augmentation consultation in Austin, plastic surgeon Dr. Whitfield will examine your facial anatomy, taking precise measurements while assessing skin tone and laxity. With the assistance of our 3D imaging system, you will easily see how the changes will appear once the procedure is complete.
A patient with a very weak or receding chin is will likely require surgical chin augmentation with an implant. Dr. Whitfield prefers to use a porous implant made of polyethylene. He uses this type of implant because it is both flexible and allows your own tissue to grow into the pores, aiding in stability for long-term results.
For patients who only require only a mild degree of enhanced projection, a chin augmentation can be performed with either filler or natural fat transfer. Both procedures deliver an excellent result. The downside of these techniques is that the fat transfer may need to be performed more than once to achieve the desired outcome, and the filler will need to be “touched up” every year or so depending on which filler is used.
The biggest problem with an implant is implant malposition. Dr. Whitfield is meticulous in creating the proper size for the pocket in which the implant is placed and is careful to secure the implant so that it does not shift post-operatively. This, along with his artistic eye in choosing the right size implant for your face, is what delivers a truly exemplary result.
There is no real downtime with a chin augmentation performed with fillers. However, the procedure with an implant is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center and will require at least two weeks of downtime. You can expect to be bruised and swollen for several weeks.
– Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon – Austin, TX