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Chin Augmentation in Richmond, VA

Your chin is key to having balance in the lower portion of your face. Chin augmentation and chin shaping corrects the shape and position of your chin via an implant or surgical modification of the bone and soft tissue. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers chin augmentation for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation and chin shaping is a type of plastic surgery that enhances the shape and position of your chin to create a better balance with your facial features. Having a weak chin gives your face an unbalanced appearance and can even make your nose look larger and cheeks less defined.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation

We recommend chin augmentation and chin shaping to give your chin a more defined appearance. The surgery also helps with sagging skin.

Chin Implants

Chin implants are small pouches that contain silicone gel. The devices are recommended for men and women who have under-developed chins and would benefit from a fuller, more defined chin.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

The ideal candidate for chin augmentation is an adult who has a poorly defined chin. Chin shaping is recommended for men and women who may have definition to the chin, but also have a type of abnormality that affects the appearance of the chin.

What Do I Need to Do Before Having Chin Augmentation?

Meeting with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons is the best way to prepare for chin augmentation. The surgeon will explain how the surgery will change your chin as well as how the procedure is performed.

What Should I Expect on The Day of My Chin Augmentation?

Incisions for chin augmentation and chin shaping are placed inside the lower lip or under the chin. Your surgeon will remove bone, cartilage and soft tissue from the chin. If an implant is used, it will be inserted through the incision.

How Long Does It Take to Perform Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation takes 30 to 60 minutes.

What to Expect After Chin Augmentation

The most common symptoms after chin augmentation and chin shaping are discomfort and swelling that last two to three days. You may have difficulty chewing, talking and smiling. You will have some bruising on your chin and neck. Our surgeon will provide instructions on how to brush your teeth until you are completely healed. You can return to your normal activities after one week, but you may need to avoid hard and chewy foods for three weeks.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Chin Augmentation?

Any scars that develop as a result of your chin augmentation and chin shaping will be located inside your lower lip or under your chin.

When Will I See the Results?

You will see the results of your chin augmentation and chin shaping immediately after the surgery.

What Are Possible Complications of Chin Augmentation?

Although rare, complications can occur after chin augmentation surgery, such as infection and shifting of the implant.

How Long Will the Results of Chin Augmentation Last?

Chin augmentation and chin reshaping are permanent.

How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost in Richmond?

Chin augmentation and chin shaping are not covered by insurance. We provide a cost after your consultation. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts several forms of payment, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

Have you considered how your chin affects your appearance? You can learn about chin augmentation and chin shaping at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.

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