Chin augmentation, medically known as genioplasty or mentoplasty, is a cosmetic medical procedure used to reduce or add materials to a patient’s chin. The goal of chin augmentation is to provide balance to a patient’s facial features.
These procedures are among the least invasive cosmetic surgeries, and in most cases they can be done with only local anesthetic. As recently as 2012, they were the fastest growing plastic surgery trend. While the popularity of chin augmentation has diminished somewhat over the years, it’s still a very popular surgery. People want nice chins.
While there are surgical implants available for chin augmentation, there are other ways of obtaining the desired effects. In this article, we’re going to look at both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Surgical chin augmentation
Surgical chin augmentation involves the addition or removal of structure in and around the chin. The most popular chin augmentation involves the addition of structure, also known as a “chin implant” or “chinplant”. That’s what we’ll focus on today.
For some time, it was popular to create chin implants using the bones of the patient. This, however, led to a higher rate of infection. Today, most chin implants are done using silicone implants.
Silicone implants have a lot going for them. They’re most often done as out-patient procedures, meaning the patient can recover at home. They also usually use local anesthetic. That means that the problems associated with general anesthetic aren’t relevant to chin implants – rare among facial cosmetic surgeries.
The silicone implant can also be removed if the patient doesn’t like the end result.
There are still disadvantages to this type of implant, however. There’s the inherent risk associated with any invasive surgery – scars from the cut made to insert the implant, and the risk of infection associated with the surgical wound.
Silicon implants are also more expensive than their nonsurgical counterparts. They sometimes cost twice the price or more.
Nonsurgical chin augmentation
While there are a variety of nonsurgical Beverly Hills facelifts and chin augmentations available, Dr. Newman offers something completely unique – the Stem Cell Lift.
This chin augmentation is non-invasive – that means there are none of the risks associated with surgical wounds. It’s also less expensive than silicone implants. So how does it work?
Dr. Newman collects stem cells from your own body through a liposuction – that means there’s no risk of the cells being rejected. These cells are then used to add definition to your chin (and the area around your chin). The process is holistic – Dr. Newman will balance your facial features.
The results are long-lasting. Dr. Newman takes time and care to plan out the procedure carefully before it begins. You’ll love the results you get – and that means you won’t want to reverse them.
Interested in chin augmentation? Get in touch with us! We’d love to help you reach your cosmetic goals and achieve balance in your facial features. For a face lift in Beverly Hills choose Stem Cell Lift.