Columbia, SC

Woman with an attractive chin.

Chin Augmentation

Helping you achieve a balanced and proportionate appearance is a priority for Dr. Lefkowitz. During your initial consultation he will carefully examine your facial skeleton, your bite, and facial soft tissues. Using digital photography and computer imaging, Dr. Lefkowitz will work with you to design a customized treatment plan. A chin augmentation, in complement with other facial rejuvenation procedures, can be the best way to achieve a natural, refreshed appearance.

About the Procedure

Two primary options are available to improve chin and lower facial aesthetics.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting (using your own fat) to increase and shape your chin and smile lines is a minimally invasive way to address this area. Through tiny puncture holes (not requiring sutures), fat is transferred (usually from the tummy or thigh areas) and placed into the chin and/or smile lines to help improve and enhance this area.

Chin Implant

A chin implant is another way to achieve desired results. It is placed within an inconspicuous incision under your chin and hidden by an existing skin crease. The implant will be sized and shaped to your specific needs and then placed within this pocket.

Each procedure usually takes about 45-60 minutes to perform and is usually performed in an ambulatory surgery center as an outpatient procedure.

Complementary Procedures

Chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose job) and liposuction as part of a neck or facelift. Dr. Lefkowitz will assess your overall facial symmetry and listen carefully to understand your concerns and goals. He will then work closely with you to design a treatment plan to assure your desired results.

Recovery

Most patients experience only mild discomfort following placement of a chin implant or fat grafting procedures. Swelling and bruising of the chin and neck is normal after surgery, however this usually subsides substantially within 7-10 days. If non-dissolvable sutures are used beneath the chin, they will be removed in approximately seven days.

You can expect to take time off from school, work, and strenuous activity. Most clients take 5-7 days, but some choose to return earlier. Light aerobic exercise (elliptical, walking, recumbent bike) can often resume within seven days, gradually increasing as tolerated over the next 2-3 weeks. This timeline may be adjusted if the chin implant procedure was performed in conjunction with other procedures.

Dr. Lefkowitz believes continuing care is essential to achieving your desired results. Long after your procedure, he will continue to guide you through the recovery process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

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