About Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for patients with a recessive chin, or one they feel is overbearing. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create an undefined profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to highlight your chin, and one of the most common procedures is inserting an implant to reconstruct a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Ashburn, VA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown offers many cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which are manufactured in various sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations, such as fillers or Kybella, can help add contour. For prominent chins, genioplasty might be an option. This reconstructive surgery at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery removes bone and cartilage to recontour your chin and jaw to a more balanced look.
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Chin Augmentation Ideal Candidates
Chin enhancement (augmentation) is an aesthetic option for men, as well as women. If you are self-conscious because of the shape and appearance of your chin and do not like the undefined profile it offers, this cosmetic enhancement can improve the lower portion of your face and neck. It is also fairly common for our patients to receive a rhinoplasty when they have their chin augmentation procedure. This blend of enhancements offers great reassurance for the prominent structures of your face to be proportionate and balanced.
Chin Augmentation Surgical Technique
During this procedure, general anesthesia will be administered, or sedation by IV in some cases. The incision is carefully made just under your chin. In this incision, a pocket is made to keep the implant device in its proper place, which involves removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone directly below your lower lip. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Regardless, both help to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect with Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement treatment creates immediate gratifying results. Even though redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation requires about 1 – 3 weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed while in this recovery window. This particular surgery has historically high success rates and by having it under the hands of a trained surgeon, like Dr. Brown, your outcome will be proportionate and refined.
Chin Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Brown can begin to estimate your costs for a chin implant in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is created. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select along with facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A surgery, like a chin implant, can produce wonderful, long-lasting results so it is important to concentrate on finding a plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Brown, rather than the lowest cost. The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery accepts several payments, and we will give you information on low-interest financing, which can make your surgery more affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you want to correct a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) corrected. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without chin augmentation. Dr. Brown will go over your choices and his suggestions during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Brown can help you choose the procedures that match your concerns and wants during your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Brown is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you create your custom procedure plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
To correct stubborn fat in your neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment to improve the appearance of your chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Tell Dr. Brown in your initial consultation so he can review your choices and choose what is best to fit your goals.
What is the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Chin augmentation surgery, also called mentoplasty, is a procedure that builds fullness to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone. Based on the state of your chin, plus your goals, you might require both surgeries or one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns, like your dental bite. Dr. Brown can help you choose whether to get a genioplasty, mentoplasty, or both.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $5,500
- Return to Work
- 5 - 7 Days
- Surgery Time
- 1 Hour
Redefine Your Profile
Chin reduction or augmentation surgery continues to be very beneficial to many Ashburn, VA patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brown. Chin augmentation creates a harmonious and balanced definition, delicately recontouring your facial structure and appearance. If you do not like the look of your jawline and you feel it is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can offer the look you are wishing for. We welcome you to call The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael J. Brown to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.