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Your chin is the key to a balanced appearance in the lower portion of your face. Chin augmentation and chin shaping can quickly correct the shape and position of your chin with an implant or surgical modification of the bone and soft tissue, resulting in a shaplier, more defined appearance. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers chin augmentation for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What Exactly Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation and chin shaping is a procedure that enhances the shape and position of your chin, striking a better balance between your facial features. A weak chin might be giving your face an unbalanced appearance, potentially even making your nose look larger and your cheeks less defined.

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What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation and chin shaping can help your chin have a more defined appearance, while also helping with sagging skin.

What About Chin Implants?

Chin implants are small pouches that contain silicone gel, which we recommend for those with under-developed chins, who might be looking for a fuller, more defined chin.

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Am I the Ideal Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

If you’re an adult and you feel like your chin is poorly-defined, you’re the perfect candidate for chin augmentation! We recommend chin shaping for those who may have a decently defined chin, but wish to correct some type of abnormality impacting its appearance.

What Should I Do Before My Chin Augmentation?

To prepare you for your chin augmentation, we’ll set up an in-person consultation with one of our expert, board-certified surgeons. We’ll walk you through each step of the procedure, explaining how it’ll improve your chin and help you achieve the look you want most.

What Can I Expect on The Day of Chin Augmentation?

Your surgeon will make incisions for your chin augmentation or chin shaping inside your lower lip or under your chin, before removing bone, cartilage, and soft tissue to shape its appearance. If an implant is used, it will be inserted through the incision.

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What Can I Expect After My Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation and chin shaping often come with a bit of discomfort and swelling, which normally lasts for two or three days. You might have some difficulty chewing, talking, and smiling, along with some bruising on your chin and neck. 

Your surgeon will help you with instructions on how to brush your teeth until you are completely healed, and you can return to your normal routine after a week (but you might need to avoid hard and chewy foods for up to three weeks). Rest assured that some of the most precise and high-quality chin augmentation Richmond has to offer is done right here. 

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How Long Does Chin Augmentation Take?

Chin augmentation usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Will My Getting Chin Augmentation Leave Scars?

Any scars from your chin augmentation or chin shaping will be inside your lower lip or under your chin.

When Will I See My Results?

Right away! The results of chin augmentation and chin shaping are immediately visible.

Are There Any Complications from Chin Augmentation?

Complications with chin augmentation are rare, but can include infection and shifting of the implant.

How Long Will My 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 aren’t covered by insurance. We’ll provide a cost break after your consultation. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts several forms of payment, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

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