Chin Implant Surgery
Chin implant surgery is performed by making a small incision under the chin where it will be completely hidden. Once the incision is made, a carefully selected medical-grade chin implant is placed in front of the natural chinbone.
Immediately following chin augmentation, individuals see significant improvement in the proportion of their faces. Most people experience slight swelling, bruising and discoloration at the incision site. Most normal activities can be resumed 7 to 10 days after having chin implants.
Fat Transfer to the Chin
In Pittsburgh, chin augmentation may be achieved through fat transfer to the chin area. Fat transfer to the chin is a minimally-invasive surgery requiring no sutures to facial area and a faster recovery than traditional chin implant surgery. A small amount of fat is removed from one area of the body, typically the abdomen through liposuction, and then injected into the chin area (Figure 1) using a topographical layering technique, providing the definition and prominence desired. In addition to adding definition to the chin, from that single injection point, fat is artistically added to the nasolabial folds and marionette area to soften facial lines and wrinkles. The result is a natural, balanced and youthful-looking appearance.