What is a Chin Augmentation?
Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the chin for patients with a recessed chin. Often when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create a weak profile. Several aesthetic enhancements can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most common procedures is inserting an implant to create a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. In El Paso, TX, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Reo Pugao offers free facial surgery consultations to help you understand the options to consider for augmenting your chin. If you would like to enhance your profile with a stronger jawline, contact SkinSational MedSpa to schedule your free chin augmentation consultation.
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How is Chin Augmentation Performed?
Ideal candidates for chin augmentation are displeased with the shape and appearance of their chin, are in good general health, and have realistic expectations of what the surgery can accomplish. Dr. Reo Pugao can help you understand what results can be reasonably expected and what the procedure and recovery period will look like. Should you elect to receive a chin augmentation, the procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. An incision is made under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to secure the implant in its proper place, which involves reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to create grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is placed through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to hide scars. Thin sutures are used to safely close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with bandages. Following surgery, there will be some redness, swelling, and bruising. It may take around two weeks to heal, but the results should be almost immediately obvious, which is very thrilling for our patients.
Chin Augmentation FAQ
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Pugao will be able to estimate your total cost for chin surgery in your consultation as soon as your treatment plan is created. Your costs will depend on the size and type of implant you select, as well as anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce great and long-lasting results, so it is better to concentrate on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Pugao, instead of the lowest cost. SkinSational MedSpa takes many payment methods, and we will help you find low-interest medical financing, which can make your surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is designed to give you a sharper, stronger look to the lower face. If you are concerned about a double chin, you might be a better candidate for a liposuction procedure to have the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) addressed. Occasionally, this technique alone can create a better profile and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Pugao will go over your choices and his recommendations during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some people get chin augmentation along with another facial surgery, like cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Pugao will help you decide the procedures best fit your needs and goals during your consultation. It might be challenging to tell by yourself what procedure(s) will be the most beneficial, which is why your first appointment with Dr. Pugao is so important. he can use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you decide on your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
For excess fat in your neck that's creating a double chin, KYBELLA injections are a minimally invasive treatment to improve the appearance of your chin. KYBELLA is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce fat in the submental area. This might be all you need or KYBELLA might be combined along with chin augmentation for your optimal results. Tell Dr. Pugao in your consultation so he can talk about all your choices and choose what's best to fit your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that builds fullness and shape to the chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure to reconstruct the chin bone. Depending on the state of your chin plus your goals, you might require both procedures or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns, like your dental bite. Dr. Pugao can help you decide whether to get a genioplasty, mentoplasty, or both.
Redefine Your Profile
If you are displeased with the look of your jawline, then chin enhancement surgery could be beneficial in creating a stronger, more harmoniously balanced chin. El Paso, TX patients who are interested in facial surgeries, like chin augmentations, can schedule a free consultation with skilled surgeon Dr. Reo Pugao. Contact our friendly team at SkinSational MedSpa to learn more about your options.