A strong chin is a facial feature that is desirable in both men and women. However, their chins are shaped differently and require different techniques to attain the right contour for your face.
Women’s chins tend to be smaller and more pointed than in men, who value a broad chin. Chin clefts (the notorious “butt-chin”) can be attractive qualities in men, but most women who have them wish they didn’t exist and choose to have them corrected.
Chin surgery & procedures can occur in two forms – by way of an implant placed next to the bone, or by moving the chin itself. Both ways can serve to give you the chin shape you want, and Dr. Hall can help guide you to making the choice that is right for you.
You may be a candidate for chin surgery if you are healthy and:
Chin surgery is performed in an outpatient surgery center, and is done under anesthesia. Chin surgery length can range in time depending on what different procedures you and Dr. Hall decide are right for you, but averages about an hour. You will go home the day of the procedure and will apply cooling packs to your face to minimize swelling and discomfort.
Over the course of the first week after chin surgery, swelling and bruising of the chin significantly decreases. Sutures are typically removed 5 days after surgery (if there are any to remove at all).
Because of the swelling, most people take a week off of work for chin surgery recovery. If Dr. Hall made incisions above your gums to place the implants, you will need to refrain from eating anything crunchy (tortilla chips, etc) for approximately a week until your incisions have healed.
If you have any questions about your Houston chin surgery & implant procedures or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your options, call 713.791.0700 and schedule an appointment to meet with him at either of his Houstonlocations. You can also use the contact forms to request an appointment by email or request a consult via the internet at 2nd.md. To schedule an internet consultation click the 2nd MD logo below.