About Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement surgery is a highly sought-after aesthetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for men and women who have a recessed or overlarge mandible. When a chin is lacking in shape and size, it can create an undefined profile. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to highlight your chin with one of the most common techniques involving the use of a silicone implant to reconstruct a stronger jawline and create a more attractive and defined profile. In Beverly Hills, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen performs both surgical and nonsurgical chin enhancement procedures. Aside from implants, which are produced in various sizes and shapes, nonsurgical augmentations can include injectable fillers to reshape the chin and jawline. For patients on the opposite end of the spectrum, a genioplasty could be considered to address an overlarge chin. This reconstructive surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills shaves and removes bone to recontour your chin and jaw and create a more balanced look.
Chin Augmentation Reviews
"Upper and Lower Eyelid, Chin Implant, Chemical Peel - Beverly Hills, CA - I had bariatric surgery and lost over 100 lbs. Not only did I experience sagging in my body, but I also experienced some changes in my face. I looked much older than I did before I lost all the weight. I decided to have upper and lower brow lift, chin implant and a chemical peel. I had heard about Dr. Katzen through some other patients in my bariatric support group meeting. They also raved at how wonderful he was so I had to check him for myself. I am so glad I did. He made me look and feel so much younger."- S.G. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
Chin augmentation is an aesthetic procedure for both women and men with undefined or overlarge chins. If you feel self-conscious because of the look of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, this cosmetic enhancement can redefine this area of your face. It's common for some of our patients to receive a rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation because this blend of enhancements can elevate the overall balance of your features as a whole.
For this surgical procedure, general anesthesia is often used, and an incision is carefully made just underneath your chin. Through this incision, a pocket is created to secure the implant in place, which includes removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to make grooves that will hold your implant in place. The implant is then inserted and positioned over the bone, directly below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the crease of the lower lip. Both of these locations will help to conceal any potential scarring. Thin stitches are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with medical garments.
If you are receiving a chin augmentation with the use of dermal fillers, no anesthesia will be used unless you request local anesthesia to reduce discomfort. The injection sites will be marked, and the product will carefully be injected in layers until the desired appearance is achieved. This option is much less invasive than chin enhancement with an implant, and your results will not last quite as long. However, this can be an excellent alternative if you're unsure of the size of implant you would like.
What to Expect
Chin enhancement surgery creates immediately noticeable outcomes, which is often thrilling for our clients to experience. Although redness, swelling, and bruising will occur after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation roughly takes 1 – 3 weeks of recovery. Heavy exercise should be avoided while in this recovery window. Chin augmentation surgery has historically high success rates and under the hands of a reputable surgeon, like Dr. Katzen, your outcome will look balanced and defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is designed to produce a sharper, stronger jawline. If you want to address a double chin, which is caused by submental fat on the neck, you may be a better candidate for a liposuction procedure. Sometimes this procedure alone can create a sharper profile without the need for chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Katzen will go over your options and his recommendations during your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients combine chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty. Dr. Katzen will help you decide which procedures best match your needs and goals during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own which techniques could be the most beneficial, which is why your consultation with Dr. Katzen is so vital. He will use his years of experience to help you create your customized treatment plan.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Chin augmentation surgery, also called mentoplasty, is a procedure that adds fullness to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure that rebuilds the shape of the chin to create a smaller size. The technique you receive will depend on your unique situation and goals. Additionally, a genioplasty can be performed to improve your dental bite and other medical concerns. Dr. Katzen will help you decide whether you should receive a genioplasty, mentoplasty, or a combination of both.
Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many Beverly Hills, CA patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen. Chin augmentation creates harmony and balanced definition, delicately recontouring your facial structure and look. If you do not like the look of your chin and you believe it is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can provide the look you're wanting. We welcome you to contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills and plan your consultation with Dr. Katzen to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options.