Genioplasty (Chin Augmentation)

Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.

A deficient or “weak” chin structure is the prevalent reason for this procedure; in which an implant is placed to enhance the appearance of the jawline and profile. A short chin can be brought out by these implants, adding symmetry and harmony to facial aesthetics. Many times Dr. Markarian may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in order to achieve facial proportion or symmetry.  This is because the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Also, chin surgery can strengthen the jawline in combination with a Facelift or Neck Lift.

Goals of chin augmentation (mentoplasty/genioplasty) are to correct a short chin, strengthen the jawline, and to provide a harmonious, natural, symmetrical balance to facial features.

Personalize Your Procedure

Dr. Markarian will personalize your procedure – chin augmentation (mentoplasty/genioplasty) requires a keen aesthetic eye and advanced level of surgical precision to create optimal results that balance well and create symmetry with your features. An aesthetic-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Markarian is passionate not only about offering precise, up-to-date chin augmentation techniques but also about creating harmony and balance that looks natural for the patient.

Patients dissatisfied with their facial harmony and chin size can turn to Dr. Markarian for chin augmentation. He is sensitive to the unique needs and expectations of patients, and in your consultation will outline your procedure options carefully before recommending an approach that offers exceptional results for your physiology and aesthetic enhancement goals.

Having Chin Augmentation Surgery

Chin Augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery itself generally takes 1-2 hours but the exact time will depend on the type of genioplasty surgery taking place. Healthline explains that for some genioplasty techniques an incision line is made along the chin bone so that the chin can be moved, part of the bone can be removed or an implant can be inserted. The incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches and dressings or compression tape will need to be worn for the first few days after the procedure.