About Chin Augmentation
Mentoplasty (also known as chin augmentation) is a common aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for individuals who have a small and recessed chin. Many times when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an undefined profile. A chin augmentation can also be performed for patients who believe their chin is too prominent. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin. One of the most popular techniques is placing a silicone implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. At our Largo, FL practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Roderick M. Urbaniak, M.D. performs several alternatives methods for chin augmentation depending on your unique concerns and surgical goals. Aside from implants, which take a number of sizes and shapes, nonsurgical treatments like injectable fillers can also be used to reshape the area. For chins that are very large, genioplasty could be considered, which involves removing bone to reshape the chin and jaw to create a more desirable size.
Mentoplasty is a procedure for women and men alike. If you are displeased with the shape and appearance of your chin and dislike the weak or overly prominent profile it creates, this surgery can redefine the lower portion of your facial structure. To be a candidate for surgical chin augmentation, you should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for your outcomes. If you're not an ideal candidate for a surgical chin augmentation, you may still quality to receive a nonsurgical treatment instead. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will perform a full evaluation to determine your candidacy the procedure and design a personalized treatment program that addresses your needs and meets your goals.
During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation is typically used and an incision will be made beneath your chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant in place. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will also reduce some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to make grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is then inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both incisions help to hide scars. Small stitches will then be used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate and gratifying outcomes, which is always thrilling for our patients. Although swelling and bruising will occur following your surgery, this will subside after some time as you recover. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation requires roughly a couple of weeks for recovery. Exercise should be avoided within this time frame. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates and, when in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Roderick Urbaniak, your result will look balanced and defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will be able to start estimating your total cost for chin surgery once your treatment plan has been developed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of implant you choose, plus any facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A cosmetic procedure like chin augmentation can give you beautiful results that last a long time, so it's important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Urbaniak. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is designed to produce a sharper, stronger look to the jawline. If you have concerns with a double chin, you may be a better candidate for a liposuction procedure so the fat in your upper neck below the jawline (the submental area) can be addressed. Sometimes, this technique alone can create a new profile and look without a chin implant. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will explain your options and his recommendations during your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients combine chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek augmentation. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will help you decide which procedures best fit your needs and goals during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own which procedures would be the most beneficial. This is why your first appointment with Dr. Roderick Urbaniak is so important. He can use his years of experience to help you choose your unique plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
For excess fat in your neck that's creating a double chin, Kybella injections may improve the appearance of your chin without surgery. This injectable is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce fat in the submental area. This treatment can be enough on its own, or Kybella may be combined with chin augmentation for your best results. Talk to Dr. Roderick Urbaniak during your consultation so he can discuss your options and decide which route is best for your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a surgery that adds shape to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure to reconstruct the chin bone. Depending on the condition of your chin, as well as your aesthetic goals, you may require both procedures or only one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will help you decide whether you should get a mentoplasty, genioplasty, or both.
Plan Your Procedure
Redefine Your Profile
Chin reduction or augmentation surgery has been shown to provide stunning results for patients wishing to achieve a more desirable profile. This procedure creates a harmonious balance and redefines your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the look of your chin and you believe it to look too small or large, chin augmentation can produce the look you want. We invite you to contact Urbaniak Plastic Surgery and schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Roderick M. Urbaniak, M.D. to learn more about your choices.