Extending the position of the chin through augmentation procedures can have a beautiful effect on facial balance and harmony. Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, can add a synthetic implant to the bone (chin implant) to help enlarge the chin. We do not currently perform osteotomies (cutting or reshaping of the bone) on the chin. The incisions for the chin augmentation can be virtually invisible as it is placed inside the mouth or in the small crease beneath the chin. Changing a recessed chin can have a tremendous effect on the overall appearance of the face, as our patients at Erick Sanchez Plastic Surgery can attest to with their surgery results.
Good candidates for chin augmentation surgery are men and women who demonstrate:
- A recessed or ‘weak’ chin
- A lack of definition to the neck
- A weak profile due to a limited chin structure
- A facial imbalance as it pertains to structure
What to Expect
During the consultation, we will evaluate the origin of the chin shortness, determined by looking at the face and neck as well as the position of the teeth. In some patients, a severe overbite (lower teeth behind the upper teeth) may be present and the chin position may be a reflection of an overall shorter lower jaw. In these patients, other treatment options may be considered, including jaw surgery. In some cases, an X-ray in profile may be useful to look at the bone and the facial profile for treatment planning. For patients who simply need a chin implant only, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips in a pocket that is created to hold the prosthesis in place. Scarring is usually not evident since the incisions are placed under the chin or within the lower lip. Liposuction of the chin and/or neck may be incorporated to help accentuate a more defined jawline.
Chin Augmentation Recovery
Recovery for chin augmentation depends on the nature of the surgery. For chin implants, the recovery requires much less downtime than genioplasty or jaw surgery where the bone, teeth and jaw are manipulated. Swelling and bruising are common after all approaches. A chinstrap is usually used after surgery to control swelling and help the overlying tissues adapt to the implant or bone. When the chin bone is moved, there is usually a short period of lower lip numbness that resolves several weeks after surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve 7-10 days after surgery, although this will vary between patients.
On average, the cost for chin augmentation surgery is $6,700. Factors that affect cost are the type of implants used or if there are other cosmetic procedures done in conjunction with the augmentation (such as genioplasty, jaw surgery, neck liposuction, etc.).
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation surgery adds fullness and shape to the lower jaw. It helps create a stronger profile, and a more distinguished facial appearance for both men and women. If you have a recessed chin or feel your profile is weak due to a small chin, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office today and schedule a consultation.
I researched abdominoplasty for months before I had a consultation with Dr Sanchez and his team. They were so available and patient with me through all of my questions even before I finally secured my surgery date. My husband attended my post op appointment with me and I was so impressed with how attentive Dr Sanchez was while he educated him on what was about to happen. I knew I would be pleased but my results exceeded my expectations and I’m so extremely happy!
Dr. Sanchez is extremely honest, helpful, accommodating, and skilled. He is upfront about expectations as well as understanding of a patient’s wants. His bedside manner is collected, patient, and overall just wonderful. I really love this plastic surgery clinic and I definitely recommend!!
Dr. Sanchez performed tummy tuck with 360 lipo I am currently 11 weeks post op and I cannot thank him enough for the awesome job he done and with the great bedside manner.... prior to choosing Sanchez I consulted with several local physicians and also surgeons in Miami and Dominican Republic. Decided on Sanchez due to his warm and welcoming and patient manner during my initial consultation. My surgery was on a Friday Dr. Sanchez gave my husband his personal cell phone number to contact him if I had any issues over the weekend that itself made me know that i had chosen the right doctor for my procedure..., I have absolutely no complaints about Dr. Sanchez or his entire staff and my results are amazing.
Simply the BEST. If you are checking reviews to make your decision on a Dr. stop here. Dr. Sanchez is hands down the best. My results are amazing, his talent speaks for its self. I look forward to trips to the office, his staff is super friendly and Dr. Sanchez always makes you feel so comfortable. 10/10 all of the time!