About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation or mentoplasty is a common cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the chin and lower face for patients with a small and recessed chin, or one they believe is too prominent. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create an unappealing profile. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to enhance your chin, but one of the most popular procedures is placing an implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. Our skilled surgical team offers several options to consider for your chin enhancement. Aside from implants, which are manufactured in numerous sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations, such as fillers or Kybella, can help reshape. Call Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about chin augmentation and if this procedure is right for you.
Chin Augmentation Reviews
"this is the most professional, incredible staff from the joyful smiles and reassuring positive energy beginning with the front desk. allie and melissa are so welcoming and warm. not clinical or cold, like i might have expected. dr. terry higgins is beyond amazing. i went in for a free consultation and he is so down to earth and friendly. i felt like i made a great friend immediately. along with his amazingly comforting bedside manner, he is highly knowledgeable and explains everything from a-z. never gets mad no matter how many questions i asked (some repeatedly). not at all what i expected. i had major liposuction for my first surgery. then later a necklift, then an abdominoplasty, and then cheek and chin implants. i look amazing and not facelifted. im only 44, but everyone i know cannot believe the difference in my appearance. even though it sounds like alot to have done, his talented and artistic hands allow you to come out refreshed and looking younger, but NOT worked on by a plastic surgeon. i tell everyone who asks about all of my procedures. i am proud of what he has done to me and can't sing his praises enough. in fact, my mom flew out from pittsburgh, PA to have his amazing hands work on her, and she is just as thrilled with her results. i could go on forever. but the accolades he receives are modest at best compared to his real work. in one word...UNBELIEVEABLE!!!! and so kind. i must also mention his assistant, laura. and his surgical asst. jackie. these women are beyond fabulous as well. you leave the place with such a warm and confident feeling due to the synergistic effect of all involved. i must also make special mention of allie. she was his assistant when i had my first surgery. of course, being nervous, i asked a million questions. she answered every one of them with such a positive and re-assuring attitude that made it a no brainer to go forward with the surgery. she and dr. higgins took away all of my reservations and eased my mind with their comforting demeanor. from that point on, i trusted everything they said and it paid off tremendously. i will NEVER let anyone except dr. higgins touch my face and body. please take it from a neurotic ocd patient, if you have any reservations, just go and meet them. you, no doubt, will have the same opinion and wonderful outcome as i did. i promise you. there is no better than dr. terry higgins and all of his partners and associates!"- S.Y. / Google / Sep 28, 2015
"I started coming to Plastic Surgery in 2015 when I had breast augmentation done by Dr. Edwards. That experience was as professional as it gets from the consultation, to pre-operative protocols, to the day of surgery, to recovery, to follow ups. ALL the staff at both their office as well as at the attached surgery center were courteous, friendly and professional. I continued to go to Plastic Surgery Vegas for other skin care out-patient services (thank you Julie and Kim for being awesome). Last December (2019) I decided I wanted a rhinoplasty and after reading up on Dr. Silver I decided on a consult with him and I am so glad I did. My experience was just as wonderful as it was with Dr. Edwards. Dr. Silver is not only professional but compassionate and takes his time with all that he does with his patients. He is thorough and meticulous. Nothing is rushed and everything is accounted for. I am 8 months out from my nose job (and added chin implant on the advice of Dr. Silver for esthetic reasons [thumbs up on that recommendation!]) and my follow ups with Dr. Silver are no less professional than with Dr. edwards. He explains everything and is very patient with me as nose jobs can take up to 2 years to show true and final results and I would often get impatient but he explains and makes everything make sense. I continue to be 100% satisfied with Plastic Surgery Vegas and highly recommend."- M.S. / Google / Aug 08, 2020
chin augmentation candidates
Chin augmentation is an aesthetic option for men, as well as women. If you are self-conscious because of the appearance of your chin and do not like the weak profile it offers, this treatment can improve the lower region of your face and neck. It's also fairly common for our patients to add rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combination of facial treatments offers great opportunities for the prominent structures of your face to be proportionate and balanced.
Chin plastic surgery
During this procedure, general anesthesia is used or sedation by IV in some cases. An incision is carefully made beneath your chin. In this incision, a pocket is made to keep the implant in place, which involves removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to make grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned over the bone, directly below your lower lip. In some cases, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both types of incisions help to hide scars. Tiny sutures are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Cosmetic chin treatment yields immediate, visible results, which is usually pretty exciting for our clients. Even though swelling and bruising will be present after your surgery, this is temporary. For many, chin augmentation takes about 1 – 3 weeks of recovery. Exercise should not be performed while in this timeframe. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates, and under the hands of a talented surgical team like ours, your outcome will be balanced and defined.
Chin augmentation faqs
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is meant to give you a sharper, stronger look to your lower face. If you are concerned about a double chin, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction where the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) is addressed. Sometimes, this technique alone can create a better jawline and appearance without a chin implant. We will discuss your choices and make suggestions during your consultation to create a custom treatment plan.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients get chin augmentation with another facial surgery, like cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. We will help you choose the procedures to match your needs and wants during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own what procedure(s) will be best for you, which is why your consultation with our team is so crucial. We have years of experience to help you decide on your custom plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
For excess fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella injections may be a nonsurgical option to improve your chin. Kybella is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to reduce fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be combined along with chin augmentation for your best results. Let our team know your specific concerns and goals during your consultation so we can explain your options and choose what's going to best fit your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Chin augmentation surgery, also called mentoplasty, is a procedure that builds fullness to your chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure to reconstruct the chin bone. Based on the condition of your chin and your goals, you may require both procedures or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns, like your dental bite.
Redefine Your chin
Chin enhancement surgery continues to be extremely beneficial to many Las Vegas, NV patients. Chin augmentation creates a harmonious balance, redefining your facial appearance. If you are unhappy with the look of your chin and you feel it is too small or too large, chin augmentation can create the look you are wishing for. We welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Vegas and schedule your consultation with our cosmetic team to hear more about your choices.