Chin Augmentation Surgery
Chin augmentation is an area that is often overlooked in optimizing facial balance through comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Sure there are many people that come in asking for a more prominent chin but there are many more that come in wanting a better neck line that could really benefit for a more prominent chin. This can be done via several methods and Dr. Green most frequently employs chin implants or osseous genioplasty depending on the patient balancing their anatomy and desires
What is genioplasty?
The chin is a surprisingly important feature, having a profound aesthetic impact on the face. For example, a weak chin may disrupt facial proportions, creating the illusion of a large nose or full neck, while a chin of proper proportions enhances and complements other facial features. Genioplasty, also known as “chin augmentation surgery” or a “chin lift”, reshapes the chin for improved facial harmony. There are two types of genioplasty: sliding genioplasty (contouring the natural chin bone) and augmentation genioplasty (silicone or ePTFE chin implant).
Who is a likely candidate?
Genioplasty benefits patients whose chin size is disproportionate to their other facial features. It can reduce the appearance of a double chin and strengthen the profile to significantly enhance your appearance. It is often paired with other facial contouring procedures such as neck lifts, face lifts and rhinoplasty.
During the procedure, you will be sedated under general anesthesia. A small incision will be made on the inside of your lip in front of the gum to prevent visible scars. During sliding genioplasty, we cut the chin bone, a procedure called an osteotomy. The chin is then repositioned to optimize chin strength and overall appearance. During augmentation genioplasty, a synthetic implant is positioned in front of the chin bone. Small titanium plates and screws are typically used in both procedures to secure implant and bone materials. You will receive dissolvable sutures to close the intraoral incision. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour.
If you are interested in a balanced aesthetic that starts with your chin, give us a call to find out more about chin surgery!