Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty with Chin Implants and/or Fillers) – Portland, OR*

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About Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation is a popular aesthetic treatment that reshapes the chin for men and women who have a recessed chin, or one they believe is too large. Many times when a chin is too small, it can create an undefined profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to enhance your chin, but one of the most effective procedures is using a silicone implant to create a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. In Portland, OR, plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon performs various options to consider for your chin augmentation. Aside from implants, which are manufactured in numerous sizes and shapes, nonsurgical treatments, such as injectable fillers or Kybella, can also be used to reshape your chin. 

Ideal Candidates

Chin augmentation is a treatment for both women and men. If you are unhappy with the shape and appearance of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, chin augmentation can redefine the lower portion of your face. It is also common for some of our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation treatment. This combined approach offers a great opportunity for the features of your face to be proportionate and balanced.

Surgical Technique

During chin augmentation, typically, general anesthesia is used and an incision is placed under your chin. Through this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to secure the implant in place, which includes shaving some of the bone to make grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone, below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lip where it meets your gumline. Both incision points help to hide scars. Tiny stitches are used to safely close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with medical garments.

If you are enhancing your chin with dermal fillers, the injection sites will be marked and the filler will be administered. Your chin will also be gently massaged to spread the filler evenly for a gorgeous, natural-looking contour. Generally, this takes about 15 – 20 minutes.

What to Expect

Cosmetic chin surgery produces immediate gratifying outcomes, which is usually very exciting for our clients. Although facial swelling and bruising will occur right after your surgery, this is temporary. In most cases, chin augmentation roughly takes two weeks of recovery. Strenuous activity should be avoided during this time period. Chin augmentation surgery has extremely high success rates and under the hands of a trained surgeon, like Dr. Bensimon, your outcome will look natural and proportionate.

With dermal fillers, you will be able to leave immediately after your procedure and resume your normal routine. Talk to Dr. Bensimon during your consult about when you should return for a follow-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Bensimon will be able to start estimating your total cost for chin augmentation in your consultation once your treatment plan is formed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of augmentation you choose (implants or fillers), as well as facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A cosmetic procedure, like chin augmentation, can give you great results that last a long time so it's smart to focus more on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Bensimon, instead of shopping for the lowest price. The Bensimon Center accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your chin surgery easier to afford.

Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is designed to offer you a sharper, stronger look to the jawline. If you have a double chin, you may be a better candidate for Kybella or a liposuction procedure where the fat in your upper neck below the jawline (the submental area) is removed. Sometimes, this technique alone can create a new profile and look without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Bensimon will discuss your options and his recommendations during your consultation.

Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients combine chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty. Dr. Bensimon will help you decide which procedures are best for your needs and goals during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own what procedure or procedures will be the most beneficial, which is why a consultation with Dr. Bensimon is so important. He can use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.

Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have excess fat in your upper neck that's creating a double chin, Kybella injections may be a nonsurgical option to improve your chin. Kybella is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce fat in the submental area. This may be enough on its own or Kybella may be combined with chin augmentation for your best results. Talk to Dr. Bensimon during your consultation so he can explain all your options and decide what is best for your goals.

What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Depending on the condition of your chin and your aesthetic goals, you may need both procedures or just one. In addition to being a cosmetic procedure, a genioplasty may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Bensimon will help you decide whether you should get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.

Redefine Your Profile

Chin reduction or augmentation surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many Portland, OR patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Bensimon. This surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the look of your chin and you believe it is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation can create the look you are wanting. Please contact The Bensimon Center to plan your consult so you can learn more about your options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.