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.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
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.