About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a popular cosmetic treatment that reshapes the chin if you have a recessed chin. Often when a chin is too small, it can create an undefined profile. Surgical chin augmentation (mentoplasty) can be performed to enhance your chin using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan offers various implant options to consider for your chin augmentation. To learn more about chin augmentation surgery, contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aghayan.
"I’d give 10 start if I could! Dr. A is an artist who had a vision for what my body could look like. I had two consultations months apart. In the first one he was honest with me that surgery might not be necessary if I could achieve my goals through weight loss. He recommended a plan called medifast, even though he didn’t get any money from this and potentially lost my business. I tried it and lost 20 pounds- the first diet that I’ve ever achieved success with! After I lost this weight, it was clear that I was still going to need a breast reduction, so I scheduled a second consultation. He recommended a reduction/lift combo, and I added some lipo to deal with my stubborn back bra roll and upper arms. I am now almost 6 weeks post surgery, and all I can say is wow. My back pain in gone, and everyone I see says “wow, what happened, you look good!” I still have a degree of normal swelling, but if my results are this great mid healing, I can’t wait to see what they will look like after I’m fully healed! Dr A and Samantha are kind, responsive, welcoming and helpful. I have wanted this surgery since I was a teenager, and am so glad I found a team of amazing professionals that guided me through one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made."- S.B. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had fillers done with Dr. Aghayan and he was amazing. I have a very natural look and he was very informative and caring. He made suggestions as to what would be the best products to use and took the time to educate me about the differences. I will definitely be back here for my fillers and any cosmetic procedures in the future."- S.W. / Google / Nov 05, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Sep 03, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 15, 2020
"Best Decision Ever! Thank You Dr. Aghayan! - From puberty on my breasts have been a major source of insecurity. Their relentless sag chipped away my confidence and ability feel comfortable in my body. Not exactly a recipe for romance or intimacy. Dr. A changed everything for me. I look and feel incredible. I am so happy with my results. My chichis are AMAZING (and I’m healing nicely)! As I am Black with dark skin, I was concerned with potential scarring, but it’s minimal and looks fantastic. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. If you are on the fence, please reach out to the team at Aprés so Dr. A can get your body right! Thanks Dr. A :)"- V. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
Chin augmentation is a treatment for men and women who are unhappy with the shape and appearance of their chin. If you do not like the undefined profile of your chin, augmentation can improve the lower portion of your face. It's also fairly common for our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation procedure. Combining these two surgeries can greatly improve the proportion and balance of your face.
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia will be administered, or IV sedation in some cases. The incision is placed under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to keep the implant device in its proper place. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone below your lower lip. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the lip where it connects to your gumline. This incision point helps to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to safely close the incisions and your lower face will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect
After surgery and a short period of monitoring, you will be released to start your recovery at home. You will have some swelling and bruising for a while after your surgery. In most cases, chin augmentation takes about two weeks of healing. Strenuous activity should not be performed during this time period. You should be able to see the results of your surgery once the inflammation has resolved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Aghayan can begin to estimate your costs for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is formed. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, as well as facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce great, long-lasting results so it is smart to concentrate on finding a plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Aghayan, rather than the lowest cost. Après Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we will give you information on low-interest medical financing, which can make your chin surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Aghayan will discuss your choices and his suggestions in your first appointment.
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. Aghayan can help you choose the procedures that are best for 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 a consultation with Dr. Aghayan is so crucial. He will use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have stubborn fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella can be a nonsurgical option to improve the strength of your chin. 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. Aghayan in your initial consultation so he can explain all your choices and choose what's best for your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that builds fullness and shape to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Based on the state of your chin and your goals, you might require both surgeries 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. Aghayan can help you choose whether to get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
Plan Your Procedure
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation continues to be very beneficial to many Portland patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Aghayan. This surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation can create the look you are wishing for. Please call Après Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Aric Aghayan to hear more about your options.