The shape and position of your chin can have a powerful effect on overall facial aesthetics. Your facial profile, nose proportion and neck may appear exaggerated with a small or recessed chin. A subtle change in the chin size, shape and position can dramatically improve overall facial balance.

The chin is a major factor in the symmetry and proportion of the face. Chin augmentation surgery (also called Mentoplasty, Genioplasty or chin implant surgery) is a procedure to improve the appearance of the chin or jaw line area. Depending on other facial characteristics, such as the nose, forehead, and cheeks, the chin can be enlarged using a chin implant or reshaped to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and balanced facial profile.

chin augmentation accomplishment

Chin augmentation can reshape the chin to make a more aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical facial profile. Because the chin is a major focal point of the face, chin augmentation procedures can dramatically change the appearance of the entire face.  There are two basic types of chin augmentation procedures:

  • Chin enhancement surgery utilizes a chin implant to add volume to patients who have unsymmetrical facial profiles due to having a “weak chin” and prominent other features.
  • Chin reduction surgery can correct an over projected chin, allowing the chin to complement other facial features and enhancing the patients overall appearance.

Chin augmentation treatment

Chin Reduction: Chin reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia. An incision is made within the mouth along the lower gum line. The chin bone is then reshaped to the desired shape and proportion. The incision is then closed with sutures.

Chin Enhancement: Depending on the preference of the patient and surgeon, chin implant surgery can be performed with general, local, or twilight anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision, either outside or inside the mouth, to create a pocket below the muscle and above the chin bone. Next the chin implant is placed and secured with sutures. Sutures are used to close the surgical incision.