1. WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY?

Chin augmentation is a procedure ideal for patients with an undersized chin. For women this can mean bringing more balance to the face, and is often a popular addon to a rhinoplasty procedure. For men this can mean creating a more masculine or ‘strong’ jawline.

chin augmentation can be done multiple ways. These include a silicone implant, fat grafting, or dermal Fillers. All have different positives and negatives and some may be more appropriate depending on what your goals are and your anatomy. the best way to determine this is with a consult. Some of the goals that can be achieved with a chin augmentation include:

  • Project more
  • Broaden in size
  • More prominent, rounder or more angular. 

Overall result is to achieve a more balanced facial profile. This procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty, face-lift and neck lift.

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2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

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3. TIMELINE

ONE WEEK

Most of the healing is done by 1 week. The implant sutures will be removed. Most swelling should be resolved by this time is receiving fat grafting would require up to 2 months for final results.

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The Consult

Dr. Esmail will take a complete medical history and a brief exam to determine a good candidate. During the consult 3D photography can be used to show you what a postoperative result can look like as well we can trial different size and shape implants.

The Consult

Dr. Esmail will take a complete medical history and a brief exam to determine a good candidate. During the consult 3D photography can be used to show you what a postoperative result can look like as well we can trial different size and shape implants.

ONE WEEK

Most of the healing is done by 1 week. The implant sutures will be removed. Most swelling should be resolved by this time is receiving fat grafting would require up to 2 months for final results.

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4. BENEFITS

Some of the goals that can be achieved with a chin augmentation include:

  • Project more
  • Broaden in size
  • More prominent, rounder or more angular. 

Overall result is a more balanced facial profile.

5. TYPES OF CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES

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1. Implant

A silicone implant is custom fitted to you during your initial consult inserted under local anesthesia in our surgical suite. The procedure takes less than an hour plated through a 1 cm incision under the chin. It is not a very painful procedure and the results are permanent.
before and after Chin Augmentation

2. Fat Grafting

For a softer look fat grafting is a good option. In offer as well as some jowel reduction and be combined with other face grafting or lower jaw augmentation. You require adequate donor fat for this procedure. Often be done under local anesthesia with a small amount of oral sedation. Approximately 40% of the fat injected is reabsorbed into the body So exact outcomes can be difficult to predict.
before and after Chin Augmentation
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3. Dermal Fillers (Non-Surgical)

Different dermal Fillers can be used to augment the chin and jawline. Dr. Esmail will use the best product for your case. Common product use here are hyaluronic acid products like Restylane lyft, defyne or Teosyl RHA4 and UltraDeep. Radiesse, a calcium hydroxyapatite product is also often used here. Results from this type of augmentation usually lasts between 15-18 months.

5. TYPES OF CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES

picture of a woman's chin

1. Implant

A silicone implant is custom fitted to you during your initial consult inserted under local anesthesia in our surgical suite. The procedure takes less than an hour plated through a cm incision under the chin. It is not a very painful procedure and the results are permanent.
before and after Chin Augmentation

2. Fat Grafting

For a softer look fat grafting is a good option. In offer as well as some jowel reduction and be combined with other face grafting or lower jaw augmentation. You require adequate donor fat for this procedure. Often be done under local anesthesia with a small amount of oral sedation. Approximately 40% of the fat injected is reabsorbed into the body So exact outcomes can be difficult to predict.
before and after Chin Augmentation

3. Dermal Fillers (Non-Surgical)

Different dermal Fillers can be used to augment the chin and jawline. Dr. Esmail will use the best product for your case. Common product use here are hyaluronic acid products like Restylane lyft or defyne or Teosyl RHA4 and UltraDeep. Radiesse a calcium hydroxyapatite product is also often used here. Results from this type of augmentation usually lasts between 15-18 months.

6. RISKS

Depending on the procedure being done infection and bleeding or always a risk with these types of procedures. Implants are probably secured to the overlying bone and very low rate of displacement. There is a small risk of the lower lip area this is temporary and usually recovers within 6 months.

7. RECOVERY

Relatively little downtime and are back to daily activities within 2 days. Discomfort is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses.

8. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CHIN AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE?

Results are permanent and final shape will be apparent after it is completely healed.

9. CHOOSING A SURGEON

Dr. Esmail is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Canada. When choosing which surgeon will perform your Chin augmentation procedure, make sure you do your research and ask to see images of their past results.

10. COST OF CHIN AUGMENTATION IN WINNIPEG

Implant $ 4500
Fat grafting:$2500
Dermal Fillers:$700-1800

10. FAQ

Is it painful, how long his recovery ?

Is this procedure reversible?