Jawline Augmentation

Jaw implants are a surgical procedure in which an implant is placed along the jawline to give the chin and jaw a more pronounced look.

This surgery is a good option for both men and women who feel that their chin looks receding or smaller than the rest of their face, or that their jaw is not defined. When done by an experienced plastic surgeon, jaw implants can help balance out the proportion of all facial features. Such implants are often combined with a rhinoplasty, or nose job procedure, because the nose and chin are considered complimentary in terms of facial proportion.

Procedure for jaw implants
Getting a jaw implant is typically an outpatient procedure that takes as little as one hour. There are a few different types of implants, depending on how much natural bone you have. A typical procedure is as follows:

You will arrive at your appointment, fill out the appropriate paperwork, and then be led to the room where the procedure will be performed.
A nurse or the surgeon will give you general anesthesia.
An incision will be made, usually inside the mouth to reduce scarring.
The implant will be placed inside the pocket created by the incision along the jawbone.
After the jaw implant is placed, the incision will be closed using stitches or sutures and the jaw and chin area may be bandaged.
The jaw implant procedure itself takes about an hour.
You should arrange for someone else to pick you up as the anesthesia can make it dangerous to drive.
Targeted areas for jaw implants
Though you can get implants many places on the body, jaw implants specifically target the lower half of the face with emphasis on the jaw and chin area.

Risks or side effects
All cosmetic surgery carries at least some risk. Risks of getting jaw implants include:

swelling
infection, which can result in removal of the implant
complications from anesthesia
prolonged scarring
excessive bleeding
a shifted implant, which can result in need for corrective surgery
allergic reaction to an implant
nerve damage