What is Chin Augmentation?
Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a popular aesthetic treatment that improves the look of the chin for Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area men and women who have a small and recessed chin. Often when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an unappealing profile. Several aesthetic enhancements can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using a silicone implant to reconstruct a stronger and more defined jawline. In Winchester, VA, plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen performs many cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin augmentation. Aside from implants, noninvasive treatments, such as injectable fillers or KYBELLA®, can be used to add contour. Conversely, chin augmentation can also be performed for those that feel their chin is too large. In these instances, genioplasty should be considered. This surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa removes bone and cartilage to reshape the chin and jaw to a more appealing size.
"EXCELLENT! Kaitlyn, Natalie, and Gabby are always so pleasant when I come in for my treatments. Dr. Karen is brilliant and always takes the time to explain things to me."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 13, 2023
"I could not be happier with the entire process. All my questions were answered from the beginning. I was never uncomfortable and the results were exactly what I was hoping for. I am over the moon."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 13, 2023
"Everyone has been really nice and encouraging throughout the process. All my questions have been answered thoroughly."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 18, 2023
"Happy with the results"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 12, 2023
"Staff are wonderful.."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 10, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation in Winchester, VA at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa provides small yet dramatic changes to your facial aesthetic and yields several great benefits, including:
- Improving facial proportions and balance
- A more defined profile
- Better defining the cheekbones
- Strengthening a nondescript, or undefined chin
- Can shrink the size of a prominent, pointed chin
- May adjust the width or height of the chin
- Can contribute to a more cosmetically satisfying shape to the jawline
- Reducing the look of full cheeks and/or a double chin
- Outcomes are pleasant and long-lasting
- Scars are largely invisible
- A safe and effective procedure with noticeable results
What to Expect from Chin Augmentation
Prior to your chin augmentation, you will meet with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen to discuss your desires, goals, and needs. After getting a better idea of your situation, he will make an implant suggestion and create your treatment plan. During this procedure, general anesthesia is used, or IV sedation in some cases. Dr. Karen will begin your procedure by making an incision in your chin. Through this incision, a pocket is created to secure the implant in its proper place, which involves shaving some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to create grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is placed through the incision and positioned over the bone, directly below your bottom lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both types of incisions help to conceal scars. Small sutures are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with bandages. Your results will be immediately obvious, even though you'll likely experience some redness, swelling, and discoloration for a bit. Chin augmentation recovery roughly takes 1 – 3 weeks, during which exercise should be avoided.
Chin Augmentation FAQ
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Karen will be able to begin to estimate your total cost for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your treatment plan is formed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of implant you select, along with anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce great results that last a long time, so it is important to focus more on finding a skilled plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Karen, rather than shopping for the lowest price. Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa accepts several payments, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing, which can make your chin surgery affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a sharper, stronger look to the lower face. If you want to correct a double chin, you might be a better candidate for neck liposuction to have the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) is removed. Occasionally, this technique on its own can create a better profile and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Karen will explain your options and give you his suggestions during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people combine chin augmentation along with other facial surgeries, such as cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty. Dr. Karen will help you choose which procedures best fit your needs and goals during your initial consultation. It might be difficult to tell on your own what procedure or procedures will be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Karen is so crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you develop your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
To correct stubborn fat in your neck that can cause a double chin, KYBELLA is a minimally invasive treatment to improve the appearance of your chin. KYBELLA is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to reduce fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be enough on its own, or KYBELLA may be performed with chin augmentation for your best results. Talk to Dr. Karen during your consultation so he can tell you about all your options and choose what is going to best fit your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Depending on the state of your chin and your aesthetic goals, you might 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. Karen can help you decide whether you should get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation continues to be extremely beneficial to many Winchester, VA patients of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen. This surgery creates harmonious balance, delicately recontouring your facial structure and look. If you are unhappy with the look of your chin and believe it is too small or too large, chin augmentation can offer the look you are wanting. Please contact Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, and plan your consult with Dr. Karen to learn more about your choices or have any of your questions about cost and financing answered. We can't wait to help you look and feel great!