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 jaw line 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.
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.
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.