Chin Implants

Learn more about chin augmentation surgery at Aurora Health Care

What is Chin Implant Surgery?

Chin implant surgery, also known as chin augmentation surgery, can increase the size and projection of your chin. It is often done to create a chin that is more in proportion with the rest of your face. Chin implant surgery will improve the balance of your facial profile and correct a weak, small or recessed chin. Implants can be placed in different regions of the chin and jaw to create a stronger or wider chin or to lengthen your face.

During chin implant surgery, your surgeon will place a biocompatible implant over the existing bone structure of your lower jaw, which will enhance the dimensions of your jaw and improve the balance and proportion of your face.  

Why Consider a Chin Implant?

If you are bothered by a small, weak or recessed chin, you may be considering chin implant surgery. Chin implants can improve the balance and proportion of the structure of your face, increasing the projection of your chin and creating a more distinct jaw line.

Advances in technology, such as teleconferencing, are making many people more aware of their appearances and the images they project in the workplace and socially. Chin implant surgery is quickly becoming the No. 1 procedure in U.S. due to teleconferencing and other video-related technology. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “new statistics show that chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older – a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.”

Look your best on the job – even on your teleconferences. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your chin or jaw line, consider having chin implant surgery. It may improve your self-image and make you feel more confident in the workplace.

How is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?

Before your chin implant surgery begins, you will be given anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Your surgeon will determine the type of anesthesia based on what is best for you.

Chin implant surgeries are relatively simple procedures that usually involve only one small incision that allows your surgeon to place the implant. That incision may be inside your mouth or on your chin, just beneath your jaw line.

Implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish with chin implant surgery, your surgeon will choose from a variety of implants. Solid silicone implants are usually placed through a small incision under your chin, and rigid, biocompatible implants are placed through an incision inside your mouth.

Once the implant is placed, your surgeon will secure it and then close the incision with absorbable sutures (stitches). These will need to be removed one to two weeks after surgery.

Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for a Chin Implant?

At Aurora Health Care, you’re not just another patient. Your health is our first priority, and we want what’s best for you – even if that means you choose not to have a chin implant.

When you choose Aurora for cosmetic surgery, you’re choosing more than just a surgeon. You’re choosing an entire health care system that offers you much more than surgery. We offer a multidisciplinary team of doctors who work together to provide you with care that stands above the competition.

  • Every procedure is performed by a surgeon

Every person who performs cosmetic surgeries at Aurora is a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. That’s not always the case at cosmetic surgery centers.

You can also count on Aurora’s chin implant surgeons because:

  • We’re experienced experts

Cosmetic plastic surgeons at Aurora have years of experience. We understand what an important decision you have in front of you, and we will work with you to make the decisions that are best for you. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with chin implant surgery, you can feel confident knowing that an entire team of physicians throughout the hospital is in your corner to ensure you get the best care possible. And our staff will be with you every step of the way to help and support you through the process.

  • Success and safety are our goals

At Aurora Health Care, your safety is our first priority. We go to great lengths to make sure that every procedure we perform is both safe and successful.

Is Chin Implant Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Most cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are considered elective procedures, and thus are not often covered by insurance. However, there are some exceptions. If you have questions about whether your chin implant would be covered by insurance, contact your insurance company directly.

How Do I Find a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Health Care?

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