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Chin Enhancement San Diego, CA

Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA

Men typically want a sculpted jawline with a strong chin, and women usually desire soft features for an elegant facial profile. Chin enhancement can increase the projection of a weak chin with silicone implants or hyaluronic acid filler or reduce the chin size by removing some of the bone tissue or filling in the adjacent tissues with filler. Brian Reagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers chin enhancement in San Diego at True Beauty Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine.

Chin surgery, also called genioplasty or mentoplasty, focuses on the chin and lower jawline to improve the proportions of the face and increase self-confidence for men and women.

Am I a Candidate for Chin Enhancement?

A weak chin can throw off the balance of your facial features, and a prominent chin can affect your overall appearance. Dr. Reagan will meet with you for an in-depth consultation to discuss your medical history, medications and supplements, and cosmetic goals. He will evaluate your chin, jawline, neck, and face and recommend the procedure(s) to deliver the best possible outcome with natural-looking results.

Men and women unhappy with the shape and projection of their chins may qualify for chin enhancement if they are in good physical health, at a stable weight, and do not smoke or vape nicotine products. It is best to have realistic expectations for the procedure, recovery, and results.

Chin Enhancement Benefits

Chin surgery balances your facial features, strengthening a weak chin, improving jawline definition and facial symmetry, and reducing an overly prominent chin. These procedures can eliminate chin dimpling and may minimize a double chin appearance. By increasing or decreasing the height and width of the chin, our plastic surgeon can enhance the contour of the lower face, jawline, chin, and facial profile. Men can enjoy a more masculine chin and jaw, and women can achieve a softer and more feminine facial appearance.

Chin Enhancement Procedure

The surgical details of your chin enhancement depend on the type of procedure and your cosmetic goals. These options may require local anesthesia or general anesthesia and range from simple to complex surgeries. Some patients combine chin enhancement with rhinoplasty to improve the overall proportions of their faces.

Mentoplasty or genioplasty improves the projection of the chin by moving the jawbone forward or uses shaped silicone implants to increase the chin definition. Chin augmentation with an implant places a silicone-filled shell on the chin bone through a small incision inside the mouth or under the chin.

Chin reduction surgery removes bone tissue to decrease the chin’s size. Dr. Reagan may modify the upper or lower jaw to improve chewing or occlusion concerns. The incisions for chin reduction are typically limited to inside the mouth or under the chin to remove bone tissue and decrease an over-projected chin.

Non-surgical chin enhancement with an FDA-approved gel filler is another way to augment the chin. A 2022 study published in Dermatologic Surgery evaluated chin augmentation results with hyaluronic acid and found the procedure safe and effective with high patient satisfaction rates. The injectable filler can enhance the chin projection, increase chin volume, and widen the chin.

Recovery After Chin Enhancement

You will have a compression garment or elastic bandage around your chin to minimize swelling and support your new chin shape while the tissues heal. Patients with chin implants or chin reduction surgery may need to follow a soft-food or liquid diet and use special mouth rinses to keep the incision inside the mouth clean. Dr. Reagan will provide specific instructions for caring for the chin area, including pain management and post-operative complications to watch out for during recovery. Healing after chin surgery takes several weeks.

Chin augmentation with an injectable filler requires no downtime and offers more flexibility in correcting chin concerns without severe complications, though results are not permanent.

Chin Enhancement Results

Chin enhancement with implants or through bone alterations provides immediate and permanent results, though the outcome is obscured by swelling for several weeks or a few months. Fillers for chin enhancement provide immediate results that last at least six months, according to the 2022 study, and patients in the study had repeat injections between eight and 15 months after their first treatment.

If you’re unhappy with your chin appearance, contact Dr. Brian Reagan in San Diego, California. Schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon at True Beauty Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine at (858) 454-7546 or complete our contact form.