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Chin Augmentation FAQs

Chin Augmentation FAQs

Understanding Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation is quickly becoming one of the most popular kinds of Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgeries. One reason for this is the advent of the so-called Zoom chin. As people have been spending more time on video conferencing calls, they’ve also become more aware of the way their faces look to others. Los Angeles chin augmentation is a popular way to combat signs of aging like the formation of jowls. It’s also a wonderful tool for eliminating double chins.

There are several different types of chin augmentation. Traditionally, when people think about changing the shape of the chin, they visualize mentoplasty Los Angeles or genioplasty Los Angeles. Mentoplasty and genioplasty are surgeries that change the jawline either by adding an implant or shaving down the bone. Patients interested in genioplasty or mentoplasty Los Angeles should look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in facial surgeries. Chin surgery is a safe procedure, but as with all surgeries there is some risk of complications. These can include internal bleeding, infection and side effects from anesthesia.

Another surgical option for people who want to change the look of their chin is a facelift and neck lift. This is different from genioplasty Los Angeles in a few important ways. A combined facelift neck lift procedure will tighten the skin, remove jowls and leave the patient looking like a more refreshed version of themselves. These are major surgeries, where two flaps of skin are pulled up and back. A combination facelift and neck lift will improve the look of the area where the jaw and neck meet. Results from these procedures can last up to a decade. Recovery from these surgeries takes several weeks, with stitches removed at about the 10-day point. While recuperating, patients usually wear an elastic strap around the head to compress the chin area. Candidates for facelifts and neck lifts need to be in good general health.

A newer way to treat double chins or jowls is with injectables. These require almost no recovery time. Kybella is an innovative injectable that can reduce the appearance of fat deposits in the chin area. Kybella is made from a natural substance that destroys fat cells. Once the cells are gone, they can never come back. Kybella helps people to achieve the chin and jawline they’ve always wanted. It can be a great fit for patients who feel they don’t want to go under the knife. Each treatment takes only 15-20 minutes. Kybella sessions will include multiple injections. Some patients may require up to six sessions, spaced one month apart, to achieve their desired results. There can be side effects from Kybella injections. They can include nerve injury, hair loss and trouble swallowing.

There are more options for chin augmentation than ever before. Los Angeles chin augmentation has never been more accessible. Dr. Aynehchi of Westside Face is one of the most experienced Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery specialists. He has a long track record of delivering great results for thousands of patients.

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