Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) is a procedure that reshapes or enhances the size of the chin to achieve facial harmony and chin projection. The facial profile can be balanced by extending the chin in relationship to the nose. Two different surgical approaches are available. One is an incision made in the mouth, and the other is an incision in the natural chin crease. The implant is then placed on top of the bone. It’s not uncommon to combine a chin implant with a “nose job” or a procedure on the anterior part of the neck to create a more youthful contour (like liposuction).
The chin has been considered a sign of physical beauty throughout the ages. Individuals who exhibit “weak” or receding chins may seem unbalanced.
Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure that has helped thousands improve their appearance by altering the contours of their faces.
The best candidate for chin augmentation has a receding chin and a normal dental bite. For those with a bite dysfunction, jaw surgery, in conjunction with mentoplasty, may be necessary. In some cases, a chin augmentation is done in conjunction with micro-liposuction or other cosmetic facial procedures such as rhinoplasty and facelift.