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Chin Augmentation in Novi, Michigan

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we offer chin augmentation in Michigan to help our patients improve their natural beauty and realize their aesthetic goals. Our patients achieve facial harmony through our advanced techniques tailored to each person’s needs and desires. This transformative procedure improves self-image and boosts confidence. Our chin augmentation surgery is customized to our clients’ goals and outcome desires.
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What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that enhances chin contour and projection. It is performed by inserting an implant to add volume and improve the appearance of the chin. Other techniques include fat transfer and dermal filler. The main goal is to improve the balance and proportions of facial features, with a more pronounced jawline and a better side profile. Such augmentation may also reduce or eliminate the double chin.

Types of Chin Augmentation

Chin Implants

A chin implant is one of the most common ways to augment this body area. The surgery works by placing an implant on top of the chin bone to increase projection and create a more defined jawline. This type of facial implant comes in different sizes and shapes to suit the patient’s facial contours according to their needs and aesthetic goals. Silicone implants are valued for their flexibility, durability, and comfort, while polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) facial implants are also highly regarded for their excellent integration with body tissues. Both materials are customizable to meet the unique needs and preferences of our patients, ensuring a tailored approach to enhancing facial contours. These implants provide permanent improvement and refined definition to the chin area.

Fat transfer chin augmentation involves taking fat from another part of the patient’s body by liposuction and injecting it into the soft tissues of the chin. Common donor sites include the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The transferred fat provides a subtle increase in chin projection and results in a smoother, more natural feel and appearance. Touch-up injections may be needed to maintain its shape.
Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, can be used for nonsurgical chin augmentation. They are injected directly into the soft tissues using a fine needle. This augments the chin contour for an average of 6–12 months before the body naturally absorbs the injected substance. Dermal fillers provide an immediate boost in chin size and shape. While not as long-lasting as implants, this treatment requires no incisions and little recovery time.
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Chin Augmentation Before & After

Chin Augmentation Procedure

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Preparation

Our chin augmentation procedure begins with an initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lakin. This consultation involves discussing the patient’s goals, reviewing their medical history, taking measurements, and determining the appropriate implant type and size. X-rays, CT scans, and other types of imaging can be used to analyze the facial structure and help with operation planning. In addition, antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection. Patients are instructed not to eat or drink anything for 6–8 hours before the operation.

Chin augmentation with implants requires small incisions inside the mouth or under the chin, which are made after administering local anesthesia. Our plastic surgeon creates a pocket by lifting the soft tissues away from the bone, taking care not to damage nerves or blood vessels. The custom-fitted implant is inserted into the newly created pocket and positioned for optimal augmentation and symmetry. It is secured using tiny screws or sutures. The incisions are closed up, and the outside of the chin is bandaged.

With Fat Transfer

This procedure begins with liposuction to harvest fat from another area of the patient’s body. Common sites include the thighs, abdomen, or hips. The fat is processed to purify the adipose cells. Then, small injections are made across the chin area to accurately position the transferred tissue for subtle contouring and projection. Finally, the donor site is bandaged.

With Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid or other filler is injected directly into the soft tissues of the chin using a fine needle. Small injections are made into different skin depths for even augmentation. The filler helps to create projection and definition in the chin region. Ice packs can be used afterward to minimize temporary swelling and tenderness from the injections. The results are immediate but non-permanent compared to chin implants.

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Recovery From Chin Augmentation Surgery

After getting implants, patients might notice some swelling, bruising, 
and discomfort. Our surgeon will prescribe pain medication to manage these issues. A chin strap may also be recommended to support the new contour 
and minimize swelling.
Patients should be able to return to work and usual activities within 7 days. However, it is important to refrain from strenuous movements for 4–6 weeks. While swelling and bruising should begin to subside within the first 7–14 days, 
it can take several months to see the final results of your surgery.
Patients should maintain good oral hygiene (especially if the incision is inside 
the mouth) and avoid any activities that could negatively affect their healing.

Benefits of Chin Implant Surgery

Chin augmentation dramatically improves appearance and self-confidence by creating a more balanced and proportionate face. Here are the main advantages of this operation:
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Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation?

Perfect candidates for this surgery typically have the following characteristics:

Cost of Chin Augmentation Michigan

In Michigan, the cost of chin surgery can range from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the implant type and fees for anesthesia, surgical facilities, and post-operative care. Additional expenses can also include medical tests and medications that are needed during the recovery phase.

Dr. Lakin gives each patient a detailed list of costs during the consultation. While cosmetic surgeries are typically not covered by insurance, we offer various financing options to make this procedure more affordable. Our friendly and professional team is always happy to answer any questions and accommodate every person’s concerns.

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How Is Our Chin Augmentation Different From Others?

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we always ensure that our outpatient procedures are safe and aligned with the personal goals of our patients. Dr. Lakin is a board-certified plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience in chin implants. We have thousands of satisfied patients who achieve their desired outcomes each year, which is a testament to our excellence. These transformations can be seen in our extensive collection of before-and-after photos. We are always eager to provide top-level care 
to help our patients realize their vision of beauty.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re seeking the expert guidance of Dr. Lakin or Dr. Ozolins, or have a clear idea of your needs, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Meet and sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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