About chin augmentation

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom performs chin augmentation surgery at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA to contour the chin to a more desirable profile. A chin that is too short or too large can cause the face to look disproportionate, which can cause much insecurity. However, with chin augmentation, your chin can be transformed with implants or microfat grafting to achieve the look you want most.

Since every patient is unique, Dr. Bunkis will sit down with you in a private consultation to examine your chin and listen to all your aesthetic concerns and goals. Dr. Ekstrom can also discuss the other cosmetic treatments that can be combined or performed at a later time to further improve your look. Such treatments might include nose surgery or a facelift.

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Chin augmentation candidates

The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:

  • Have a weak or short chin due to genetics or trauma
  • Have a nose that appears too large
  • Want a more proportionate look for facial balance
  • Want a more distinctive profile
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Chin augmentation procedure: what to expect?

A patient will be under deep sedation during chin surgery, which is performed as an outpatient procedure at Orange County Surgery Center.The plastic surgeon will make a small incision on either inside of the mouth or under the chin. An implant, which is made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, will be placed carefully into the incision. After the implant is placed, the incision will be closed. If the incision was made in the mouth, the patient will have no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes around 1 hour to complete.

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Chin augmentation recovery and results

Right after chin augmentation surgery, a dressing will be applied to the chin where it should remain for 3 – 4 days. Patients can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Also, patients can experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery. These symptoms usually go away in about one week. After the swelling subsides in a few weeks, patients will be able to see the results of their surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone. More importantly, the implant will have the consistency of a patient’s natural tissue to make it appear more natural.

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Define your profile with chin augmentation

A short chin not only makes your profile look weak but can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients think they need a nose job, they may only need chin augmentation surgery to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. If you want to find out if this surgery is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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Client Reviews

Salisbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.

J. C.

My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!

L. W.

Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!

M. G.
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