Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty with Chin Implants) – Westlake Village, CA

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About Chin Augmentation

Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for patients with a recessive or weak chin. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a weak jawline. Chin augmentation can be performed to improve your chin by inserting an implant to create a strong jawline and more appealing profile. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman offers chin augmentation surgery with an implant. To learn more about chin augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA.

Ideal Candidates

If you are self-conscious because of the size of your chin or the lack of definition between your lower face and neck, chin augmentation surgery can improve the strength of your jawline. It's also fairly common for patients to get a rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) when they have their chin augmentation. Combining these two plastic surgeries offers dramatic improvement once these two central features of your face are balanced and in proportion.

Surgical Technique

Chin augmentation surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Once you are prepped, Dr. Baughman will make a small incision just under your chin. In this incision, a pocket is made to keep the implant device in its proper place, which involves removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, directly below your lower lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Thin sutures are used to close the incisions before your chin is cleaned and bandaged.

What to Expect

Chin enhancement surgery offers fairly quick, visible results. Even though redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation takes about 1 – 3 weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed until you are cleared by Dr. Baughman at a follow-up appointment. Follow all post-surgical instructions by Dr. Baughman to ensure your incisions heal flat and your results last a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Baughman can begin to estimate your costs for a chin implant in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is created. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, along with facility, surgical, and anesthesia fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce wonderful, long-lasting results so it is important to concentrate on finding a plastic and reconstructive surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Baughman, rather than the lowest cost.

Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger definition in your lower face. If you want to correct 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 chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Baughman will go over your options and his suggestions in your initial 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. Baughman can help you choose the procedures that match your concerns and goals in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Baughman is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you create your custom plan.

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Average Cost  
$4,750 - $5,800
Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Chin enhancement surgery continues to be very beneficial to so many patients in Westlake Village, CA who choose plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Baughman. Chin augmentation improves the harmony of your face by balancing the shape and size of your chin. If you feel your chin is recessed or your jawline is weak, chin augmentation surgery with an implant can offer beautiful, long-lasting results. We invite you to contact Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.

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