A chin that is out of proportion with the rest of your facial structure can create an overall imbalance of the face. Chin augmentation surgery can help to enhance a small or recessed chin to create a facial shape that perfectly balances the features that make you you.
What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation, or chin enhancement surgery, is performed to increase the size, shape, and projection of an otherwise smaller or recessed chin. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini performs this procedure by making a small incision beneath the chin through which a custom implant chosen based on your unique facial profile and desired outcome will be inserted. The result is a well-shaped and natural-looking refinement for the chin.
Am I a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery?
If you are unhappy with the look of your chin due to a smaller size or recessed position, then you may be a good candidate for chin surgery. A small or recessed chin can also cause other areas of the face – such as the nose, eyes, or mouth – to appear larger than they actually are. Therefore, by carefully enhancing the chin to better suit your unique facial shape, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini can bring all features into a more harmonious balance.
What to expect after your chin augmentation
Your chin augmentation surgery will likely be performed under a local anesthetic on-site at our south Florida cosmetic surgery suite. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will speak closely with you about your goals and will carefully observe your existing bone and facial structure to help choose the perfect implant for your augmentation. Once inserted, the results will be immediately noticeable, providing an instant enhancement to the shape, size, and profile of your chin.
Surgery takes just about an hour to complete, and you will be able to return home shortly after surgery under the care of a loved one. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide you with detailed care instructions, as well as her personal cell number to help with any questions or concerns that may arise during recovery.
Most chin surgery patients are able to return to work within a week of their surgery. Some bruising and swelling is to be expected, but this should gradually fade and can be concealed using makeup. Given the size and location of your incisions, any post-surgical scarring will be nearly invisible after just a few short months.
Ready for your chin surgery consultation?
If you want to enhance the size of your smaller or receded chin, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at 646.559.2854 to schedule a private chin augmentation consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. New Look New Life is located in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.