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Chin Enhancement In Salt Lake City

Having facial features that are proportionate and well balanced has long been considered a hallmark of beauty. Chin augmentation surgery, or genioplasty, uses a customized chin implant to strengthen a weak or recessed chin which subsequently enhances the contours of the jaw, neck, and balances the overall facial profile.

In addition, a weak chin can often make the nose appear larger and out of proportion with the rest of the face. In many cases, a rhinoplasty or facelift is performed in combination with chin augmentation to bring balance and achieve ideal facial proportions.

Is a Chin Enhancement Right For You?

The ideal chin is thought to be one that extends to or slightly behind a vertical line dropped from the forward most point of the lower lip on profile view. A chin that falls behind the vertical line is considered weak or recessed and can be improved with augmentation.

Good candidates for Chin Augmentation Surgery are people looking to:

  • Strengthen a weak, underdeveloped chin.
  • Produce a more attractive triangular shape to the jawline.
  • Increase the height or width of the chin.
  • Minimize the appearance of jowls or a double chin.
  • Bring balance to the nose and chin.
  • Change the appearance of chin dimpling

How Does A Chin Enhancement Work?

Chin implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation. A synthetic silicone implant is carefully sculpted and individualized to fit your chin precisely. The implant can be placed through a small incision inside the mouth or through the skin hidden under the chin depending on the size of the implant and if any other adjunctive procedures are performed.

Through the incision, a small pocket is created beneath the muscle over the bone of the chin. The implant is then carefully inserted in the pocket and secured. At Envi Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons use special advanced techniques to ensure that the implant enhances the chin perfectly so that the results appear natural and seamless. Tiny sutures are used to close the incision which heals extremely well.

Recovering From A Chin Enhancement

The results of chin augmentation can be seen immediately and will continue to improve as swelling resolves over time. Having an augmented chin can greatly enhance your profile and bring an overall sense of balance of the face.

After chin implant surgery, some swelling and bruising and mild discomfort will occur during the first week. Gentle cool compresses and special tape placed over the chin will help minimize the swelling. Depending on the type of incision used, intraoral sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed whereas external skin sutures will be removed in one week. Patients should maintain a soft diet for about 7-10 days.


Why Envi?

Envi Plastic Surgery is Utah’s first premium experience plastic surgery clinic. The experience of your transformation is just as important as the results you see after. We have two locations in Northern Utah, one in Salt Lake City and another in the beautiful ski resort mountain town of Park City. We even offer chauffeur services for our patients to visit our Park City location from surrounding Salt Lake & Provo areas. Our experienced staff and doctors are passionate about delivering optimal results to their patients by going above and beyond to assure our patients are comfortable, informed, and ready to see real results.

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