One of the most interesting aspects of people is that we all look so different. Each of us has little quirks to our appearances that no one else has in the same combinations. While we often try to celebrate these differences, sometimes, people are just not happy with how they look.

This can happen with an under-projected chin, which some might feel takes away from the overall symmetry and attractiveness of a face.

In these cases, a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Anthony Bruno of Bruno Plastic Surgery can perform a chin augmentation in NEPA.

For years, our patients have complimented and trusted Dr. Bruno’s care and attention to detail in his procedures. We will provide you with the same diligence and professionalism.

What Is a Chin Augmentation?

A chin augmentation refers to the surgical restructuring of the bones that constitute the chin to make this part of the face more prominent. Patients who elect to undergo this type of procedure often have under-projected chins and want to increase the chin’s protrusion from the face. When the procedure is done, patients report enjoying more facial symmetry or harmony.

Dr. Bruno can perform your chin augmentation in NEPA in one of two ways. The first, less risky way is to use chin implants, which are placed under the skin on the existing chin to add to its shape and prominence.

The other method is a sliding genioplasty, also called an osseous genioplasty. It involves the surgeon moving the lower jaw bone forward on the face so that the chin noticeably projects forward. A sliding genioplasty may cause the patient to develop more complications later than chin implants would.

It is worth mentioning that some patients opt for a rhinoplasty to change the size of their nose at the same time they get a chin augmentation. This is because the size of one area can affect the perception of the other.

What Does a Chin Augmentation Involve?

One attractive aspect about having chin augmentation surgery is that it is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. 

Dr. Bruno may instruct you to take certain steps before the surgery, such as not eating or drinking for several hours prior and not taking any blood thinners on the day of the procedure.

Chin augmentations can be performed while the patient is asleep or simply numbed with local anesthesia. The procedure takes only about an hour, during which time Dr. Bruno will make small incisions in the mouth or under the chin to insert the implants or otherwise adjust the chin.

You may have some discomfort and swelling for about a week after the surgery, but typical painkillers should help.

In the end, your chin will look more prominent and, most importantly, completely natural. Chin augmentations are permanent, so you can enjoy the benefits for years to come.

Choose Bruno Plastic Surgery for Your Chin Augmentation

Dr. Anthony Bruno of Bruno Plastic Surgery will perform your chin augmentation in NEPA with precision and skill. He has extensive experience in both hospital and private-practice settings and is known for his great attention to detail. Whatever your plastic surgery needs, trust Dr. Bruno to satisfy them.

Contact Bruno Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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