What is Chin Augmentation?
Mentoplasty, more commonly known as chin augmentation, is a cosmetic treatment that reshapes the chin for patients who either want to increase the size of their chin or feel their chin is too big. Many times when a chin is too small, it can create an undefined profile so people may choose to get chin implants for a more defined look. In the event you feel your chin is too big, surgery on the bone can help shave down the size of your chin and give you an appearance you're more comfortable with. In Dallas, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz is a skilled surgeon who can help you get the chin of your dreams. Call Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.
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Can I Get Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a treatment for men and women alike. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and dislike how it makes your face look, this cosmetic enhancement can redefine the lower region of your face. You may consider adding a rhinoplasty to your chin augmentation procedure to enhance more of your facial features. Dr. Hanz can walk you through combining the two procedures. It's important that if you are considering chin augmentation that you have realistic expectations, are in good health, and have not suffered from cardiac or hypertension issues. There are also certain medications you should not take if you're getting a chin augmentation so it's important to discuss your health history with Dr. Hanz during your consultation.
How Does Chin Augmentation Work?
Your chin augmentation will likely be considered an outpatient procedure. You will receive general anesthesia or another form of anesthesia, such as IV sedation in some cases. The duration depends on what you're having done, but typically, chin augmentations last around 45 minutes to an hour and a half. The incision is either made under your chin or inside your mouth between your gum and lower lip. From there, Dr. Hanz will either insert your chin implant or adjust the aesthetics of your chin bone. Small stitches are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments. Once your recovery process is complete, you will be sent home to complete your recovery in the comfort of your own home.
What Should I Expect After My Chin Augmentation?
Your chin augmentation will create immediate obvious results, which is very exciting. Although swelling and discoloration will be present after your surgery, this will subside in about 7 – 10 days. You will likely want to take at least one week off work for your recovery. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation takes about 1 – 3 weeks until they make a full recovery. Heavy exercise should be avoided during this time period. You may experience some soreness or stiffness after your augmentation, which is normal, and over-the-counter pain medications should help. Dr. Hanz or someone from his team will schedule a follow-up visit to check in on your recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chin Augmentation
How much will my chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Hanz will be able to begin to estimate your costs for chin surgery in your consultation once your treatment plan is formed. Your costs will depend on the type of augmentation, the size of the implant you choose, as well as surgical, anesthesia, and facility fees. A surgery like chin augmentation can produce beautiful results that last a long time so it's smart to focus more on finding a board-certified surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Hanz, rather than shopping for the lowest price. Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we will give you information on low-interest financing that will make your chin surgery affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look in your jawline and chin. If you have a double chin, you may prefer neck liposuction to have the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) corrected. Sometimes, neck liposuction alone can create a new profile and look without getting a chin implant. Dr. Hanz will go over your choices and his recommendations in your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get chin augmentation along with another facial surgery, such as a rhinoplasty, which Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers. Dr. Hanz will help you choose which procedures are best for your needs and desired outcomes during your consultation. It might be challenging to tell on your own what procedure(s) will be the most beneficial, which is why your first appointment with Dr. Hanz is crucial. He can use his years of experience to help you decide on a unique plan that will help you reach your goals and dream image.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
You could use a dermal filler, like Restylane, or nonsurgical skin tightening to visibly enhance the look of your chin. These results, however, will not last as long as surgical chin augmentation. Tell Dr. Hanz during your consultation what you're looking for, and he can explain all your choices and help you decide what is going to best fit your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that builds shape to the chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone. Depending on the condition of your chin and your aesthetic goals, you may require both procedures or one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Hanz will help you choose whether you should get a mentoplasty, genioplasty, or both.
Redefine Your Profile
Cosmetic chin surgery continues to be very beneficial to many Dallas, TX patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hanz. Chin augmentation creates harmony and a balanced definition in your lower facial appearance. If you are unhappy with the look of your jawline and you feel it is too small or too large, chin augmentation can create the look you are wanting. We invite you to contact Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options.