Chin Augmentation

What is chin augmentation?

It is quite common for patients to complain about their lack of chin prominence. This can be especially noticeable from a side or profile view. When the same person has a larger nose or less defined neck angle, the lack of chin projection can be even more magnified. Chin augmentation is the placement of a solid silicone implant onto your chin resulting in a better defined and more proportional profile.

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Where is the incision?

If the patient is undergoing chin augmentation alone, the incision is placed within the mouth and there are no external incisions. If the patient is undergoing a chin augmentation in addition to a neck lift or face lift, then an incision under the chin is used.

Can the chin augmentation be combined with another procedure?

Is is very common to perform a chin augmentation in addition to a face or neck lift. When evaluating a persons facial proportions for symmetry and facial harmony, the nose and chin are key components. As a result, it is also common to perform a chin augmentation while performing a rhinoplasty to address both areas.