About Chin Augmentation
Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a common aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for men and women who have a small and recessed chin, or one they believe is too prominent. Many times when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an undefined profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of the chin, but one of the most popular is placing a silicone implant to reconstruct a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thornwell Parker at Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery, perform several alternatives to consider for augmenting the chin. Aside from implants, which are manufactured in a number of sizes and shapes, nonsurgical procedures such as injectable fillers or Kybella® can be used to reshape the chin. For chins that are very large, genioplasty may be considered. This treatment decreases the amount of bone to reshape the chin and jaw to a more appealing size.
Mentoplasty is a procedure for both women and men. If you are displeased by the shape and appearance of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, this treatment can redefine the lower portion of your facial structure. It is also common for some of our patients to blend rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combination of facial treatments offers great opportunity for the aspects of the face to be proportionate and balanced.
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"UPDATE!!!! I got a chemical peel last week to treat the pigmentation. My first ever! Not going to lie, it was painful (worth it) and I wanted to stop. But Felicia was so patient with me! She was a cheerleader throughout and kept my mind off of the burning sensation.I was in and out of the office in about 30 minutes, by the next day, peeling had started around my mouth. In 5 days flat, my face was completely cleared and so, so fresh!They're calling me baby face at the office and I don't mind it one bit!"- R.B. / Yelp / May 03, 2018
"UPDATE!!!! I got a chemical peel last week to treat the pigmentation. My first ever! Not going to lie, it was painful (worth it) and I wanted to stop. But Felicia was so patient with me! She was a cheerleader throughout and kept my mind off of the burning sensation. I was in and out of the office in about 30 minutes, by the next day, peeling had started around my mouth. In 5 days flat, my face was completely cleared and so, so fresh! They're calling me baby face at the office and I don't mind it one bit!"- R.B. / Yelp / May 03, 2018
"Love all the staff, very friendly and informative. Beautiful, clean office. Reasonable prices and so many procedures that they offer. Parking was easy. Highly recommend this place, got Botox and dermaplane facial and I'm loving the results!"- K.P. / Yelp / May 01, 2018
"Had my dermaplaning treatment and custom facial with Suzanne and it was amazing from start to finish. Check in was a breeze (I recommend printing the paperwork and filling it all out before your appointment because there are quite a few pages). The rooms are nice and relaxing with THE most comfortable bed sheets-almost fell asleep a few times. Definitely recommend this place and I will most certainly be back! Thank you again, Elevate!"- J.R. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2018
During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia is used, or in some cases, another form of anesthesia such as IV sedation. An incision is made beneath the chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant in place, which includes reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to make grooves to keep the implant in position. The implant is moved through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below the bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it meets the gumline. Both types of incisions help to hide scars. Small stitches are used to close the incisions and the bottom portion of the face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate gratifying outcomes, which is usually very thrilling for our clients. Although swelling and bruising will occur following surgery, this will subside. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation roughly takes a couple of weeks to recover. Exercise should be avoided within this time frame. Whether you had chin augmentation surgery to produce a stronger jawline or had reduction surgery to decrease the size, you will love your results. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates and under the hands of a trained cosmetic surgeon, your outcome will look balanced and defined.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Chin reduction or augmentation surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many of our patients. It creates harmonious balance, redefining your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the look of your jawline and you believe your chin is too small or too large, chin augmentation can produce the look you desire. We invite you to contact our Dallas facility to plan your initial meeting to learn more about your choices.