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Chin Implant & Jawline Augmentation

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San Antonio Chin Implant helps men and women all over South Texas. Many have experienced or heard about how important a “strong chin” is to the appearance of one’s facial proportions — and one’s career. The contour of a patient’s chin and jawline are very important features that contribute to a balanced and attractive face. A “weak” or under-projected chin and jawline significantly distort one’s appearance, which statistics show may affect employment or salary. A weak chin may cause a woman’s neck to appear much older and may cause a man’s face to appear less masculine. From the side view of one’s face, a weak chin may create an illusion of a larger nose.

A weak or receding chin is usually an inherited physical trait. A chin may recede with age or through a traumatic injury. Chin augmentation surgery increases the prominence of a weak or receding chin. This procedure significantly improves facial harmony and helps patients regain their confidence and feel better about their appearance. Dr. Yu’s patients often report that they receive an increase in salary.

Who is a Candidate for San Antonio Chin Implant and Jawline Augmentation?

Healthy men and women seeking improvement to the appearance of their chin and jawline are excellent candidates for jawline and chin augmentation. Dr. Kenneth Yu will evaluate your candidacy during a consultation. Dr. Yu carefully reviews your medical history and cosmetic concerns. A dental exam and X-ray of the chin and jawline may be necessary to help Dr. Yu evaluate teeth alignment, facial structure, and soft tissue. Dr. Yu works with you to select the best implant option to deliver optimal aesthetic results.

What is Recovery like from Chin Implants?

Chin and jawline augmentation is performed under light sedation or local anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. The procedure only lasts about one hour. A soft and flexible silicone implant is used. Chin implants come in various sizes, shapes, and is personalized to each patient. Small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth or are hidden under the chin. Dr. Yu creates a small pocket and the chin implant is inserted and positioned securely. Incisions are closed and the area is secured with bandages for recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Yu will help determine the shape and size of the implant most appropriate to achieve beauty and balance to your facial appearance.

Chin and jawline augmentation is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually less than one week, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 5-7 days.

Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

*This content was reviewed by Dr. Kenneth Yu, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology). His practice — Dr. Kenneth Yu Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — proudly serves the San Antonio and Austin communities.