what is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a popular aesthetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for men and women who have a recessed chin or one they feel is too large. Many times when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create an unappealing profile. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Doylestown, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs various cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which come in numerous sizes and shapes, noninvasive treatments, such as injectable fillers, can be used to add contour. For oversized chins, genioplasty might also be an option. This surgery at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery removes bone and cartilage to reduce the size of your chin and jaw, creating a more balanced look.
who can get chin augmentation?
Men and women who want to enhance or alter the shape and size of their chin could consider chin augmentation to achieve the redefined look they want. At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tamburrino offers chin augmentation with both implants and fillers. In addition to chin enhancement surgery, we can also perform chin reduction surgery (genioplasty), depending on your cosmetic goals or concerns.
In order to qualify for chin augmentation with implants, patients must be in good overall health. If you're not a good candidate for surgical chin enhancement, you could still be considered for chin augmentation with injectable dermal fillers. During your one-on-one consultation, we will help you craft a personalized plan for treatment that matches your needs and goals.
how is chin augmentation done?
During chin enhancement surgery with an implant, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. The incision will be made carefully and located on the underside of your chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant, which involves shaving some of the bone to create grooves that will hold the silicone implant in its position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and placed over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to conceal scars. Small sutures are used to close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Chin enhancement treatment produces immediate results, which is often a very exciting experience for our patients. Although redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present right after your procedure, this only lasts a short while. For the majority of patients, chin enhancement or reduction surgery takes roughly two weeks of recovery while chin augmentation with fillers requires a much shorter healing period. Exercise should be avoided as you recovery from your aesthetic treatment. Along with creating stunning results that can be enjoyed instantly, many individuals are thrilled to learn that chin augmentation has very high success rates. When this procedure is performed under the guidance of a skilled, board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, your outcomes will be natural-looking and seamless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is designed to create a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction to have the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) corrected. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can create a better profile and look without the need for an implant. Dr. Tamburrino will discuss your options and his recommendations during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients get chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty). Dr. Tamburrino will help you choose which procedures are best for your needs and wants during your consultation. It might be challenging to decide on your own what procedure or procedures might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino is so important. He will use his years of experience to help you design your personalized treatment plan.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a surgery that adds fullness and shape to your chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone. Depending on the state of your chin, as well as your goals, you may need both surgeries or one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Tamburrino can help you determine whether a mentoplasty or genioplasty is ideal for your goals.
Redefine Your Profile
Cosmetic chin surgery has been extremely beneficial for many patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino. This aesthetic surgery can create proper facial balance, redefining your facial structure and overall appearance in the process. If you feel displeased with the look of your jawline, or if you feel like your chin is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can give you the look you want. We welcome you to contact Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation at our Doylestown, PA to learn more about your options.