Chin Augmentation

(Chin Reduction)

Changing the shape of the chin can significantly alter facial appearance. While most procedures involve improving the appearance of a small weak chin, the protruding or too manly chin can be reduced in size. As long as your dentition is normal, procedures localized to the chin can improve the harmony of the face. A synthetic implant is most often used for chin augmentations, the incision being placed beneath the chin or inside the mouth. Implants of varying sizes and shapes are available to reasonably enhance the chin. Minimal to modest improvements can also be obtained by augmenting the chin with fillers. Either temporary fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra or more permanent filler such as fat can be used. Chin modifying procedures are often done in conjunction with facelift, necklift, and rhinoplasty (nose).