Chicago Chin Augmentation at MAE Plastic Surgery
Is your jawline enhancing your appearance or detracting from it? The jaw, and its pinnacle point the chin, frames the lower half of the face. A strong, defined jawline enhances the other facial features. If you have a weak jawline, adding structure to the lower face through chin augmentation may improve your appearance dramatically.
MAE Plastic Surgery in Chicago offers chin augmentation to men and women living in the Chicago area. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and a specialist in chin implant surgery in Chicago, our surgeon Dr. Michael Epstein uses his extensive training and unique skills to create natural-looking results. Whether you’re seeking chin enhancement or another facial plastic surgery treatment like a facelift, MAE Plastic Surgery has the expertise you need for outstanding results.
Contact MAE Plastic Surgery to learn more about chin augmentation or to schedule a visit to our beautiful office located in Northbrook, IL.
Understanding Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation, also called genioplasty, is a procedure to improve the shape and contours of the chin and jawline. This procedure is ideal for patients who have a weak or recessed chin and want to create a more defined chin and jawline.
Chin augmentation uses an implant to enhance the contours of the chin area. An implant is a medical device that permanently attaches onto the chin underneath the skin. The implants we use for chin augmentation consist of durable silicone. Once they are in place, these implants feel nearly identical to natural bone and tissue.
Should I Consider Chin Implants in Chicago?
Chin augmentation is a good treatment option for patients who want to enhance the appearance of their chin, jawline, and profile. You may benefit from this procedure if:
- You are dissatisfied with the appearance of your weak or recessed chin.
- You feel your facial features are out of balance.
- You want to improve the definition of your chin or jawline.
- You have a small chin bone that contributes to the appearance of a double chin.
Dr. Epstein performs this procedure on male and female patients ranging in age from the early 20s to their 50s and 60s. Candidates should be in good overall health. We recommend that patients considering facial surgery do not smoke, as this can slow healing and increase complications.
If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for chin implant surgery in Chicago, come in for a consultation to explore your candidacy for this procedure with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
What Happens During a Chin Augmentation Procedure?
When performed on its own, chin augmentation is a quick procedure. It takes about one hour in our fully accredited surgical center, Northbrook Plastic Surgery. Patients typically return home the same day as surgery. You may spend more time in the operating room or need an overnight stay if you’re receiving chin augmentation at the same time as another procedure like a facelift or rhinoplasty.
We’ll use anesthesia to ensure a painless treatment experience. Once you’re comfortably resting, Dr. Epstein makes a small incision under the chin or inside your mouth. He places an implant through this incision and carefully moves it into position on the chin bone.
Patients spend a short time in our recovery area until they are ready to return home. Our team will teach you how to care for your incisions and how to control discomfort during healing. You’ll need to return to MAE Plastic Surgery several times during recovery so we can monitor your healing.
Recovery After Chicago Chin Augmentation
Downtime is minimal after chin augmentation for most patients. Typically, patients can return to full activity within a few weeks and regular daily activities, including work, within seven days.
To help minimize post-surgical bruising and swelling, we recommend sleeping on your back with your head elevated for the first few weeks. Avoid chewing for the first few days.
Full results are visible within three months of surgery, but most patients are very pleased with their new look within a month.
Chin Augmentation in Chicago at MAE Plastic Surgery
Create facial harmony with chin augmentation surgery by Dr. Epstein. Contact MAE Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and learn more about chin implants in Chicago.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chin Augmentation in Chicago
How much does chin augmentation cost in Chicago?
To determine an accurate cost for your chin augmentation procedure, we need to meet in person. A consultation helps Dr. Epstein determine your goals and create a personalized treatment plan. Each patient receives a detailed estimate during their consultation appointment.
How long do chin implants last?
Chin implants are long-lasting, durable medical devices. Most patients will enjoy permanent results from their chin implant surgery in Chicago.
What facial procedures complement chin augmentation?
Enhance the results of your chin augmentation by pairing it with your choice of many other facial treatments. One of our most requested combinations with chin implants is rhinoplasty or liposuction of the neck, when indicated. Both these surgeries share the same goal: improving facial harmony. These treatments can partner to give you a balanced appearance.
Why should I choose MAE Plastic Surgery for my chin augmentation procedure?
If you’re thinking about chin implant surgery in Chicago, make MAE Plastic Surgery your first call. Dr. Epstein’s chin surgery patients like to say that he is the best chin implant surgeon in the state. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in facial surgery, including chin augmentation. MAE Plastic Surgery prioritizes exceptional, safe, and comfortable patient results. We’ll carefully attend to your needs and are always available to address questions and concerns throughout your experience with us.
Can male and female patients benefit from chin implants?
Facial implants can benefit many people, regardless of their gender identity. While the preferred jawline and chin shape differs between men and women, both sexes benefit from a defined, balanced jawline. Chin implants can add prominence and definition to the jawline. Dr. Epstein will choose an implant that complements your other facial features and creates a chin that is natural-looking for your desired gender, male or female.