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Are Chin Implants Permanent?

Balanced, harmonious features are a sign of facial beauty. A small or receding chin can make the nose appear larger and out of proportion from other facial features. Thankfully, chin implant surgery makes it possible to permanently improve or enhance your natural features, creating harmonious facial balance. 

If you are unhappy with your facial appearance, you may be a candidate for chin implant surgery in Gainesville. This procedure can resolve the following facial flaws:

  • Receding chin
  • Weak chin
  • Unbalanced features
  • Short chin
  • Narrow chin
  • Nose that appears overly large due to facial imbalance

Chin implant surgery is a relatively quick outpatient procedure and can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation. Incisions are typically placed in the underside of your chin or inside your mouth where the gum meets the lip. The incision will be completely hidden or difficult to distinguish in either location. A pocket is created for the chin implant to sit against your jawbone. A solid silicone implant that has been specifically selected to best meet your goals is inserted and the incision is stitched shut.

You will be given detailed instructions to follow during your chin implant recovery. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising in the first few days and are able to return to work and regular activities 3 to 5 days after their chin implant procedure. Dr. Allison may recommend that you avoid exercise and strenuous lifting for at least a week, possibly longer. You also won’t be able to shave your chin for about 14 days. It can take 2 to 4 months for your chin augmentation to completely heal.

You should see an immediate change in your facial profile following chin implant surgery, although your ultimate results may be initially disguised by some degree of swelling.

Benefits of chin augmentation with implants include balancing facial features, improving facial definition and structure and enhancing self-confidence and self-esteem. To find out if chin implants are right for you, contact David W. Allison, MD at 703-754-8228 or website. During a surgery consultation in Gainesville, Dr. Allison will talk with you about your concerns and ensure that you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.