About Genioplasty or Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought after cosmetic treatment that improves the appearance of the jawline and chin. When a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a weak profile and contribute to neck fullness that is often confused with fat tissue. Several aesthetic enhancements can be performed to highlight your chin, and one of the most common procedures is surgically moving the chin forward to establish a more prominent jawline and a more appealing neck profile. A chin implant can offer the same benefits. In Dallas, TX, plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe offers surgical and non-surgical options to consider for your chin enhancement. If a genioplasty or chin implant are not right for you, a noninvasive augmentation with fillers can help add projection and contour. This can be combined with Coolsculpting or Kybella to address the neck fat under your chin.
Chin Augmentation Reviews
"Dr. Dauwe is an amazing surgeon. He took a lot of his time to explain to me the chin augmentation surgery which gave me the ability to make an educated decision to go through with the procedure or not. His staff is friendly. He was kind, caring, honest and realistic with the expectations of the procedure. He did an amazing job and I look amazing after the procedure. I would strongly recommend him to anyone for all of the procedures that he does."- C.P. / Google / Mar 20, 2018
"Amazing - Dr. Dauwe is an amazing surgeon. He took a lot of his time to explain to me the chin augmentation surgery which gave me the ability to make an educated decision to go through with the procedure or not. His staff is friendly. He was kind, caring, honest and realistic with the expectations of the procedure. He did an amazing job and I look amazing after the procedure. I would strongly recommend..."- C. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2018
"Dr. Dauwe is an amazing surgeon. He took a lot of his time to explain to me the chin augmentation surgery which gave me the ability to make an educated decision to go through with the procedure or not. His staff is friendly. He was kind, caring, honest and realistic with the expectations of the procedure. He did an amazing job and I look amazing after the procedure. I would strongly recommend..."- C. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2018
"I can’t recommend Dr. Dauwe & his staff enough! I had a breast augmentation and chin implant procedure done by Dr. Dauwe in 2020 and I am over the moon with my healed results. The BEST confidence boost! He and his staff are SO friendly and welcoming. Surprisingly, for this being my first ever surgery, I was not nervous whatsoever going into it. Dr. Dauwe explained everything in detail and I trusted him, his opinions, and his recommendations on the size and type of implants needed. If you are considering a consult, do it!! They will treat you so well— you will not be disappointed! So many thanks to Dr. Dauwe & staff!!"- T.N. / Google / Apr 14, 2021
Genioplasty or Chin Implant Ideal Candidates
Chin enhancement (augmentation) is an aesthetic option for men, as well as women. If you are self-conscious because of the look of your chin, lack of definition, or under-projected profile, this cosmetic enhancement can address all these elements. Additionally, a chin implant will improve the lower region of your face and neck by suspending the tissues and enhancing the contour of these areas. It's also fairly common for our patients to get a rhinoplasty when they have their chin augmentation procedure. This combination of cosmetic enhancements offers great results.
Chin Augmentation Options
There are three options for chin augmentation, a genioplasty, chin implant, or chin fillers.
A genioplasty is a chin augmentation procedure that moves the bone of your chin forward. This is the most popular and powerful way to augment your chin, because it uses your own tissues without synthetic implants. A small incision is made on the inside of your mouth, to avoid any visible incisions. The chin bone is positioned in a more projected position and secured to give a permanent change to your chin and neck.
A chin implant augments the chin by providing more shape and projection with a silicone implant. The incision is carefully made just under your chin, a pocket is made, and the chin implant is positioned on top of the bone. Thin sutures are used to close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.
Fillers can also be used for chin augmentation. This can be performed in the office and does not require surgery. This is the least powerful method of chin augmentation, but it is less invasive and requires less recovery.
What to Expect for Chin Augmentation Procedures
Chin enhancement surgery creates immediate, noticeable results, which is life transforming for our patients. Even though swelling will be present after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation takes about 2 – 3 weeks of healing. Exercise should not be performed during this time. This particular surgery has historically high success rates and by having it under the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Dauwe, your outcome is very predictable.
Genioplasty and Chin Implant Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Dauwe can begin to estimate your costs for a genioplasty or chin implant in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is created. Your cost will be based on the type of chin implant you select, along with anesthesia and facility fees. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we will give you information on no-interest financing, which can make your surgery more affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Yes it certainly will! Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. It can help contour your neck as well, but if you have excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) you may need liposuction as well. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Dauwe will examine your lower face, go over your goals, and make recommendations at 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 buccal fat pad removal or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Dauwe can help you choose the procedures that match your concerns and desires 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. Dauwe is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you create your custom plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin and neck?
The nonsurgical options that Dr. Dauwe recommends are chin augmentation with fillers, and your neck can be improved with nonsurgical methods such as Coolsculpting or Kybella. CoolSculpting kills the fat with cold energy, and the body gradually absorbs them. Kybella is injected into the fat and kills the fat cell, which is then absorbed by the body in the same manner. Both methods have been cleared by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate subcutaneous fat. Tell Dr. Dauwe in your initial consultation so he can review your options and choose what's best to fit your goals.
What's the difference between chin augmentation and genioplasty?
Chin augmentation surgery, mentoplasty, is a procedure that builds your chin with an implant or filler. Genioplasty is a procedure that repositions the chin bone with plates and screws. Dr. Dauwe will decide which surgery better suits you based on your anatomy and how much change you want to make. While the genioplasty is the preferred option for larger changes, a chin implant can make significant changes too. Dr. Dauwe can help you choose whether to get a genioplasty or chin implant alone.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Chin augmentation surgery continues to achieve high satisfaction rates with many Dallas, TX patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Dauwe. Chin augmentation creates harmony and balanced definition, by delicately re-contouring your bony facial structure. If you do not like the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is recessed, chin augmentation can offer the look you desire. We welcome you to call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Dauwe to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.