In the past few years, more and more men are considering having cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular procedures among men is chin augmentation. Several studies have shown that American adults believe that strong jawlines make them look younger and make them seem more successful in the workplace.  Many men desire a more prominent profile, and a chin implant can help to achieve that goal.

A person interested in having a chin implant should first seek out a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is comfortable performing the procedure on men. Your physician will discuss how he or she will perform the procedure to keep a masculine appearance. You should also be in good health and follow any instructions that your physician gives you before the surgery.

Chin augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia, though it may also be done under local anesthesia or sedation depending on several factors. The procedure takes 1-3 hours. A cut is made, either inside the mouth or outside of the mouth on the skin underneath the chin. A pocket is created in front of the chin bone and under the muscles. The implant is then placed inside. The implant is usually made of silicone.

Following the surgery, you will feel some discomfort and soreness, which can be controlled by medication.  You will be able to resume normal activities within 7-10 days. It may take up to three months for chin numbness to subside. It is important to follow all recovery procedures instructed by your physician.

The best candidates for chin implants are in good health, able to undergo general anesthesia, and able to follow the instructions regarding recovery. Male patients should also have realistic expectations of the final results of the surgery. They should understand the limitations that the surgeon may face due to the patient’s health and facial structure. To learn more about chin augmentation for men, contact Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery of Newport Beach, California, at (949) 650-8882.