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.
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"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
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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.