ABOUT CHIN AUGMENTATION
Chin augmentation is a popular cosmetic treatment that reshapes the chin if you have a recessed chin. Often when a chin is too small, it can create an undefined profile. Surgical chin augmentation (mentoplasty) can be performed to enhance your chin using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan offers various implant options to consider for your chin augmentation. To learn more about chin augmentation surgery, contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aghayan.
Chin augmentation is a treatment for men and women who are unhappy with the shape and appearance of their chin. If you do not like the undefined profile of your chin, augmentation can improve the lower portion of your face. It’s also fairly common for our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation procedure. Combining these two surgeries can greatly improve the proportion and balance of your face.
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia will be administered, or IV sedation in some cases. The incision is placed under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to keep the implant device in its proper place. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone below your lower lip. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the lip where it connects to your gumline. This incision point helps to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to safely close the incisions and your lower face will be wrapped with bandages.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After surgery and a short period of monitoring, you will be released to start your recovery at home. You will have some swelling and bruising for a while after your surgery. In most cases, chin augmentation takes about two weeks of healing. Strenuous activity should not be performed during this time period. You should be able to see the results of your surgery once the inflammation has resolved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Aghayan can begin to estimate your costs for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is formed. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, as well as facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce great, long-lasting results so it is smart to concentrate on finding a plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Aghayan, rather than the lowest cost. Après Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we will give you information on low-interest medical financing, which can make your chin surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Aghayan will discuss your choices and his suggestions in your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Aghayan can help you choose the procedures that are best for your concerns and wants in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why a consultation with Dr. Aghayan is so crucial. He will use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have stubborn fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella can be a nonsurgical option to improve the strength of your chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Tell Dr. Aghayan in your initial consultation so he can explain all your choices and choose what’s best for your goals.
What’s the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that builds fullness and shape to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Based on the state of your chin and your goals, you might require both surgeries or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns, like your dental bite. Dr. Aghayan can help you choose whether to get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
REDEFINE YOUR PROFILE
Chin augmentation continues to be very beneficial to many Portland patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Aghayan. This surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation can create the look you are wishing for. Please call Après Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Aric Aghayan to hear more about your options.