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Chin Implant in Houston, TX


Houston Chin Implant with Dr. Paul Fortes

Genioplasty, also known as Chin augmentation, is a popular facial plastic surgery procedure aimed at enhancing facial aesthetics. This transformative procedure involves the use of alloplastic chin implants to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. Dr. Paul F. Fortes is exceptionally equipped to perform chin augmentation due to his extensive experience and expertise in plastic surgery, spanning over 25 years.

As a double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Fortes is renowned for his exceptional work in body contouring, rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, and breast augmentation, making him one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston and across the U.S. Dr. Fortes combines his artistic vision with the latest technical advances in plastic surgery to provide his patients with the outstanding results they deserve, reflecting his precision and vision to create unique masterpieces for each individual. His commitment to a customized approach and personalized treatment plans ensures that patients receive attentive, personalized care, guiding them toward achieving their desired aesthetic goals.

Strengthen Your Jawline

What is a Chin Implant?

A chin implant is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the chin. It is often performed for cosmetic reasons to improve the definition and contour of the lower face and jawline.

The procedure involves inserting an implant into the chin and molding it to achieve a natural, balanced look. Chin implants can also be used to reconstruct the chin after surgery or trauma. The ideal candidate for chin implant surgery is someone who desires to enhance their chin's appearance and has realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. Aesthetic surgery of the chin must take into account the age and gender of the patient as well as the appearance of the rest of the face (especially the nose) and the neck. How the chin appears in profile is influenced significantly by the shape of the neck.

When the neck contour is full or sagging from redundant fat or loose skin, the chin can appear poorly defined. In many cases, correction of the neck by liposuction or neck lift can improve the appearance of the chin. In cases where the chin is “weak” and does not project sufficiently, augmentation with a chin implant can restore more pleasing facial proportions. Even a simple office procedure like an injection with a dermal filler (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm) can improve the contour of the chin. A strong, well-defined chin is often associated with strength and with confidence. It is a feature that should never be neglected when evaluating and planning corrections for other features of the face.

Empower Your Profile

What are the Benefits of a Chin Implant?

Chin implant surgery can provide several benefits, including enhancing facial definition, improving the balance of facial features, and addressing concerns such as a receding chin, natural imbalances of the chin with the jawline, weak chins due to excess fatty tissue, and facial asymmetry. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fortes, chin surgery can greatly benefit both male and female patients alike. The procedure can help achieve a more exact profile and provide noticeable changes in the chin, leading to improved aesthetic appearance.

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Redefining Confidence and Facial Proportions

Your Chin Implant Consultation

Before undergoing chin implant surgery, it is essential to schedule a consultation with a skilled and dedicated plastic surgeon. During a consultation at our office, Dr. Fortes will assess the patient's candidacy for the procedure, taking into account factors such as the patient's physical health, age, smoking status, and expectations regarding the surgery's outcomes. The consultation is an opportunity for the patient to discuss their goals and concerns and receive personalized recommendations for their chin augmentation.

Beyond the Jawline

Your Chin Implant Procedure

Chin implant surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision is made either underneath the chin or inside the mouth, through which the cosmetic surgeon creates space for the chin implant and fits it around the chin bone. Chin implants are small, solid devices made from a biocompatible material, usually silicone, which has been molded to fit around a patient’s chin bone. Dr. Fortes helps each patient choose an implant that will achieve their desired degree of enhancement and provide the most natural-looking result.

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Chin Implant Results

The final results of a chin augmentation procedure, whether involving the placement of a physical implant or the use of dermal fillers, can vary in terms of permanence. For chin augmentation with dermal fillers, the results typically last from 6 to 12 months, providing long-lasting but ultimately impermanent improvements to the chin's appearance. Conversely, a chin augmentation surgery that involves the placement of a physical implant made of silicone is considered permanent, lasting for the patient's entire lifetime. However, it's important to note that the initial swelling and implant settling may affect the visibility of the final results, with the majority of the swelling subsiding after three to four months and the full results becoming apparent around the six-week mark once the swelling has sufficiently abated.

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The Beauty of Facial Symmetry

Chin Implant Recovery and Aftercare

After Houston chin implant surgery, patients may experience temporary side effects such as bruising, soreness, and swelling for up to two weeks. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Patients should also attend follow-up appointments as scheduled to monitor their recovery progress and address any concerns that may arise.

Chin Implant Frequently Asked Questions

During your chin augmentation consultation, it's important to inquire about your surgeon's certification, experience, and the specific techniques they plan to use. Additionally, discussing the expected recovery process, potential risks, and the longevity of the results can provide valuable insights into the procedure.

A chin augmentation is a procedure aimed at increasing the projection and height of the chin, often achieved through the use of chin implants or bone repositioning. This procedure is sought after to achieve facial balance, as the projection of the chin plays a crucial role in harmonizing the forehead and nose and can address concerns such as a small or recessed chin, which may affect facial proportions and overall aesthetic appearance.

Chin implants are commonly performed to achieve subtle yet profound results, enhancing facial harmony without appearing overtly artificial. The procedure is designed to provide natural-looking improvements, with the results being both discreet and impactful, contributing to a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.