Chin and lip augmentation surgery is a beauty secret more and more people have discovered. The procedure helps enhance the look of a weak chin and ill-defined jawline by inserting a silicone implant on top of the bone, via a small incision inside the mouth.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, U.S. doctors performed more than 16,000 chin implant surgeries * in 2017. As a relatively straightforward surgery with typical surgical risks, chin augmentation can subtly reshape your entire face by creating more symmetry across your features.
Combining Chin Augmentation With Other Procedures
Many patients who have a small chin also have other cosmetic concerns they wish to address at the same time. That’s why it’s common for people to commit to getting chin enhancement surgery in conjunction with other surgeries such as a nose job or a facelift. One way to enhance the entire lower portion of your face is by getting a lip augmentation procedure at the same time as your chin surgery.
There’s no doubt lip enhancement is a hot topic lately, driven by the desire to look like Hollywood elites such as Scarlett Johansson. ** If you have naturally thin lips that you wish were more proportional, or if you have lost volume in your lips due to aging, you may be considering lip augmentation to help achieve a sensual pout and restore your youthful appearance.
The goal of lip augmentation is more than just plumping your lips. It also has anti-aging benefits because it can reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that form over the years. A board-certified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Michael Kulick, will take your unique facial proportions into account to preserve balance among your features, working with the configuration of your mouth to achieve your cosmetic goals. For instance, since not everyone’s lips are perfectly symmetrical, you may need to add more volume in your top lip than you do in your lower lip, or vice versa.
The Chin Augmentation Procedure
Chin implant surgery is an outpatient procedure. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Kulick will make a discreet incision under your bottom row of teeth, then create space for the your chin implant and shape it around your jawbone. As a standalone surgery, chin augmentation takes about an hour to perform; however, expect the total surgical time may be longer if you are adding other procedures.
Many chin enhancement surgery patients require relatively little recovery time if they follow all postsurgical instructions. If your job is not physically demanding, you can expect to feel good enough to return to work within a week or so of the procedure. Swelling is the most frequent side effect, which should be much less in approximately two to three months.
The Lip Augmentation Procedure
If you are planning to get chin implant surgery and considering getting on board to increase your lip fullness as well, a talented surgeon with an eye for detail like Dr. Kulick will provide you the pathway for the results you’re looking for.
In addition to helping you determine the ideal size and shape you hope to achieve with your lip enhancement, Dr. Kulick can also help you choose whether to opt for a synthetic filler or a tissue transfer.
- Dermal Fillers – Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvéderm are a trendy choice among celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based product that naturally attracts moisture, creating soft volume when injected into the lips.
- Tissue Transfer – Tissue transfer uses your own body tissue for more natural-looking and longer-lasting results. If you choose this option, Dr. Kulick will take tissue from an unobtrusive “donor” area of your body, commonly the bikini line, and implant it into your lips through four tiny incisions near the corners of your mouth. Once these incisions heal, they are virtually undetectable.
Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects of lip augmentation, though as with chin enhancement surgery, the procedure is generally safe and provides outstanding results with minimal downtime for recovery.
Reshaping Your Face Cosmetically
Not everyone is fortunate enough to win the genetic lottery and end up with a perfectly symmetrical face. That’s why cosmetic enhancements such as chin and lip augmentation remain enduringly popular. Over his 20 years in practice, Dr. Kulick has earned his reputation as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he has used his talents as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to help patients from all walks of life feel more attractive and self-confident.
Aesthetic procedures are an investment in your appearance, self-esteem and your interpersonal relationships. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of plastic surgery and are looking for a qualified cosmetic surgeon, use this online form to request a consultation with Dr. Kulick.
* Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, March 2018
** Source: dailymail.co.uk, March 2018