As a highly trained and qualified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Wheeler might recommend to you, if you are consulting with him about rhinoplasty, that chin augmentation might also be desirable.
Specific surgical techniques
Dr. Wheeler’s chin augmentation procedures might involve inserting an implant, adjusting the bone to correct a receding chin line or reducing the size of the bone. He might recommend liposuction to remove the fatty tissue around the chin and neck areas.
To augment the chin, Dr. Wheeler will make an incision in the natural crease line under the chin or through the mouth. He can then gently stretch the tissue to accommodate the implant, which is constructed of synthetic yet natural-feeling materials. Implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to achieve the appearance you desire.
After the surgery
You may feel a stretched, tight feeling after surgery, and your chewing ability may be limited. Dr. Wheeler will discuss how you can deal with these limitations. Some swelling is natural in the chin area.
For more detailed information visit the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons website.