About Chin Augmentation
Mentoplasty (also known as chin augmentation) is a common cosmetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for patients with a small or recessed chin. Often when a chin is recessed or sunken in, it can create a lack of profile definition. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin, and one of the most popular procedures is placing an implant to build a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Dallas, TX, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Masoud Saman offers several alternatives to consider for augmenting your chin. In addition to implants, which are produced in a number of sizes and shapes, noninvasive dermal fillers can help add contour. To learn more, schedule a chin augmentation consultation with Dr. Saman at DallasFaceDoc in Highland Park.
Chin augmentation with either an implant or dermal fillers is a great procedure for men and women who are bothered by a small or undefined chin. During your consultation, Dr. Saman will assess your chin, as well as your whole face so he can help you decide whether dermal fillers or an implant is your best option. It's also fairly common for patients to improve their chin size along with their nasal surgery for a balanced and aesthetic profile. This combination of a chin augmentation with rhinoplasty can provide dramatic improvements to your whole face once the central line is balanced.
During chin augmentation surgery, general anesthesia or a form of sedation will be administered to keep you comfortable during the procedure. The incision is made beneath your chin and is very well hidden. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone where volume is needed. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Incisions heal exceedingly well.
What to Expect
Chin augmentation with either an implant or dermal fillers produces some visible improvements right away. Once swelling and bruising subside, you will be able to better see your results. For the majority of patients undergoing implant placement, chin augmentation takes a couple of weeks of healing. Recovery is much with dermal fillers. Exercise and strenuous activities should be avoided until you get approval from Dr. Saman. Chin augmentation has very high success rates and by having it under the hands of a reputable surgeon, like Dr. Saman, your face will be balanced and better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Saman can begin to estimate your costs for chin surgery in your initial consultation as soon as your plan is developed. If treatment plan decided is with the use of fillers, the cost will depend on the type of filler and number of Chin implants are performed safely and comfortably in our office with IV sedation administered by board certified anesthesiologist. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting results.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Although chin augmentation can improve the profile appearance in that regard, it is meant to create a stronger definition in your chin. If you are concerned about a double chin, bring it up during your consultation as other treatments such as Kybella or neck liposuction may be better suited for you. Our goal is to create a customized approach to each and every patient for best results that suits that. Occasionally, neck liposuction or Kybella may need to be combined with chin augmentation for most desirable results. Dr. Saman will explain your choices and his suggestions in your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Saman can help you choose the procedures that best fit your concerns and wants in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your first appointment with Dr. Saman is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help craft your personalized treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
For stubborn fat in your neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella can improve the appearance of your chin without surgery. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Tell Dr. Saman in your initial consultation so he can talk about your choices and decide what's going to best fit your goals.
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation has helped many patients of double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Saman in the Dallas area. Chin augmentation creates a harmonious balance, redefining your entire face with either a chin implant or carefully placed dermal fillers. If you don't like your jawline or you feel your chin is too small, chin augmentation may help restore your confidence. We invite you to contact DallasFaceDoc to schedule your initial meeting with Dr. Masoud Saman and get your personalized chin augmentation plan.
"Wow!!!! Dr. Saman is fantastic. He is very intelligent and his staff is overly on top of their game. Upon walking in the office, I was greeted my Maegan who had all of my insurance information ready for my procedure. They took me back as soon as my paperwork was complete. I really appreciated not having to wait like I have in other offices. Dr. Saman answered every question I threw his way. I feel beyond comfortable in his hands. If you're looking for a doctor who will WOW you then you should see Dr. Saman."- A.J. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2019
"Dr. Saman and his staff are amazing. I had an in office procedure, and was very satisfied with the treatment I received from beginning to end! I highly recommend him and his practice."- R.C. / Yelp / Jul 11, 2019
"My mom and I visited Saman's plastic surgery office because she wanted some Botox done. I was very impressed with the staff and the service they provided us and how they made my mom feel very comfortable being there. Sheeva, their Persian speaking MA, was very resourceful and made the documentation and consultation process much smoother."- A.I. / Yelp / Jul 01, 2019
"This review is long overdue. I had a revision rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Saman in February and cannot express enough just how happy I am with him and with my results. Dr. Saman always patiently and actively listened to my concerns and questions, always taking his time to explain his thoughts and recommendations in return. Within the first moments of him walking into the room, it was apparent that Dr. Saman is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his patients and his work. Not only is Dr. Saman an amazing and meticulous surgeon, but he turns his craft into a true art form, understanding that mere millimeters make all the difference for the best results. Most of all, it has always been blatantly obvious that Dr. Saman deeply cares for his patients' happiness and well-being, wishing them newfound comfort and confidence after their procedures. Cannot recommend Dr. Saman and his wonderful team enough."- S.W. / Healthgrades / Jun 26, 2019
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Saman and his office staff! Huge thank you to Dr. Saman for fixing my nose!"- J.L. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2019