People often comment on “Strong” vs. “Weak” chins and the chin plays an important role in balancing the facial proportions. This can be corrected noninvasively with injectable filler or a permanent silicone implant can be placed. It is important for you to be seen by Dr. Butz, who can perform a complete facial analysis. Sometimes a weak chin can be related to dental issues and more invasive surgery may be warranted. It is important you receive the proper procedure to fit your needs and give you the facial profile you’re looking for.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in the appearance due to a weak chin or Microgenia.
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
After discussing your goals and expections, Dr. Butz can either use fillers to place the proper amount of volume over the chin. If an implant is indicated, a small incision will be placed in the crease below your chin to allow the implant to be precisely placed.
The procedure is typically performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist under light anesthesia or under local anesthesia in the office. You may have some bruising and swelling that will subside in 24-72 hours. There may be some numbness of the lower lip if the nerves are stretched but this will return with time. Head elevation and icing can help minimize bruising and swelling. Most people have minimal pain and are ready to be social in 5-7 days. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Recovery Time: 5-7 days
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.