Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)

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A receding or prominent chin can wreak havoc with the overall balance of your facial features. A chin augmentation (genioplasty) can correct these issues. Our surgeons use an implant or an advancement of the bone to enhance a receding chin. This procedure is popular with both men and women. In other cases, a prominent chin is reduced so that it is in better balance with the rest of the face. This procedure enhances chin projection and improves facial proportion.

The Chin Augmentation Procedure

Our team of surgeons have vast experience in performing chin repositioning surgery. This surgical procedure corrects the underlying bone framework and improves the appearance of the chin.

For better evaluation of the chin, photographs will be taken in both frontal and lateral view. The surgeon will measure and compare the position of the chin and overall dimensions of the face. Based on this measurement, digital morphing of the chin and anticipated changes are proposed and reviewed.

From there, our surgeons recommend the best procedure for our patients: either an implant surgery, or a bony chin surgery.

Types of Chin Augmentation

Implant Surgery: This surgery involves the placement of an implant, most often silicone, into the chin area. The procedure is done only if a small augmentation is necessary. This can be especially beneficial for older patients, as it reduces risk and down time. One of our surgeons will choose the right implant to give you excellent results with minimal risk, pain and discomfort.

Bony Chin Surgery: This procedure aims to reduce the size of the chin, while also changing the vertical position of the chin if necessary. Our surgeons carefully cut the bone of the chin and move it to the proper, pre-determined location. We recommend this procedure for those who require larger advancements and need the extra stability that the bone structure can offer. Though there is more swelling and discomfort associated with this procedure, these symptoms typically only last for a few days.

Beyond these two options, some patients may qualify for the use of additional soft tissue procedures to further enhance their cosmetic result.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation

The procedure can:

  • Improve the symmetry of the face
  • Improve the appearance of the profile of the face
  • Help our patients look and feel beautiful

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