Patients who have a small or receding chin may wish to consider a chin implant. This surgery can help to correct a chin that looks too small in comparison with other facial features, and in some cases, makes the nose appear longer. This surgery will also help patients who simply desire a more prominent chin. The intended result is to give the patient an improved profile. The surgery will give a more attractive jaw line that creates a better balance and harmony between the chin and other facial features.
The procedure is done in our fully accredited Oakville clinic, under sedation and local or general anaesthesia. A small incision is made inside the lower lip, which means no visible scarring or under the chin where, when healed, any scar will be undetectable. During your initial appointments, Dr. Khanna will choose a particular implant that would be suitable for the level of correction required, as well as to maintain consistency with your facial shape and size. The implant is then inserted and anchored into place. The implant is made of a synthetic material that feels much like the natural tissue found in the chin. Dr. Khanna may suggest submental or under the chin liposuction to enhance the final outcome, and to give better contour during this facial reconstruction.
To find out if chin implant surgery is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule for consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.