What is 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 review is from Debra Brown..I am a 68 year old retired RN. I decided to have my first encounter with plastic surgery a little over 3 months ago. After a very thorough initial consultation with Dr. Silver my husband and I were so impressed I scheduled my surgery that day. I decided to do "The Full Monty." I decided to have a face lift, brow lift, eye lid lift, chin implant, neck lift and dermabrasion above my mouth. I have to say Dr. Silver, his Assistant Stacy and the other personnel at Plastic Surgery Vegas more than met my expectations. Dr. Silver was meticulous in providing my care from beginning to end. I am 3 months post surgery and couldn't be happier with the results. He understood I was looking for a refreshed look without looking "over done." He more than delivered on that request. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Silver and the the staff at Plastic Surgery Vegas for any cosmetic procedure."- T.B. / Google / Oct 02, 2020
"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 / Sep 03, 2020
"I recently had a chin implant revision with sub mental lipo. My first implant was about 11 years old and had started to migrate upward, creating a super unfortunate crease and what appeared [to me] as a constant double chin. My surgery was performed in the office under local anesthesia, and went very well! Minimal discomfort (and I have zero pain tolerance), and was very fast. My new implant and lipo have seriously boosted my confidence, and I feel like my profile is so much more delicate and feminine. His staff Stacie and Evanne are wonderful and answer all your questions. Really could not be any happier with the results!"- C.C. / Google / Apr 10, 2021
"This review is from Debra Brown..I am a 68 year old retired RN. I decided to have my first encounter with plastic surgery a little over 3 months ago. After a very thorough initial consultation with Dr. Silver my husband and I were so impressed I scheduled my surgery that day. I decided to do "The Full Monty." I decided to have a face lift, brow lift, eye lid lift, chin implant, neck lift and dermabrasion above my mouth. I have to say Dr. Silver, his Assistant Stacy and the other personnel at Plastic Surgery Vegas more than met my expectations. Dr. Silver was meticulous in providing my care from beginning to end. I am 3 months post surgery and couldn't be happier with the results. He understood I was looking for a refreshed look without looking "over done." He more than delivered on that request. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Silver and the the staff at Plastic Surgery Vegas for any cosmetic procedure."- T.B. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"This post is overdue! I saw Dr. Silver on 2/24 for Botox and consultation on fillers. The entire staff was the most professional and caring I have ever encountered in my medical history. And Dr. Silver was just absolutely amazing. What I appreciated the most was his gentle and honest approach about procedures and outcomes. I was willing to spend money that day for fillers, and even though it would make the most business sense to encourage the procedure, he was honest about the effects it would really have for my facial structure. His honesty was soooo appreciated and is what convinced me to do a lower face lift and chin implant with his office in the next few months. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Silver and his office."- J.C. / Google / Apr 05, 2023
What are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?
A recessed chin or one that is out of proportion with your other features can make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed. Chin augmentation may provide a boost of confidence by improving the appearance of your chin and jawline. Patients choose to work with our team because we offer:
- A focus on individualized care: We take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and recommend the best treatment plan.
- A wide range of options: Our team offers a variety of implant types and sizes based on your needs.
- Experienced surgeons: We have performed countless successful procedures and work diligently to provide the results you want.
Who is a Good Candidate For chin augmentation?
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 Should Patients Expect after Chin Augmentation?
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 faq
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.