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Chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, is a common procedure for both men and women that can help give your face a more harmonious appearance.


What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation is designed to enhance a small, weak or recessed chin by placing a custom formed implant. The surgical procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. For the right patients, chin augmentation can:

  • Improve an unbalanced profile
  • Minimize the appearance of a double chin
  • Restore facial harmony
  • Strengthen the jawline

Understanding chin implants

Chin implants are typically composed of silicone and feel remarkably similar to natural bone. They are specially formed to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, and as such can feature a variety of sizes and contours. During your initial consultation at our Marina del Rey office, Dr. Macias will help you select the chin implant shape and size that can deliver the most natural results.

The procedure

To begin your procedure, Dr. Macias will create an incision underneath the chin or hidden inside the mouth. He will then create a pocket and position the implant over the chin bone. From there, he will close the incisions with sutures and place bandages over the area to protect your implant as you heal. The entire operation takes about one hour to complete and you will be free to return home immediately afterwards.

Recovery

The recovery period for a chin augmentation is one week. You can expect very minimal pain and swelling, and virtually no bruising. You may need to adopt a soft or liquid diet during the first two days.

For about two weeks after the procedure, you will need to sleep on your back to avoid interfering with the incisions. Most of our Marina del Rey patients can resume exercise and other vigorous activities three to four weeks after surgery.

Why choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. When performing chin augmentations, he achieves natural results by treating each patient as an individual. He learns about their aesthetic concerns and desires, and guides them in improving their face shape with a custom formed chin implant. He tailors each surgery to the patient’s specific needs, and will often recommend nose surgery in conjunction with the chin augmentation to achieve the most natural and harmonious outcome.

FAQ Chin Augmentation

Am I a candidate?

Our typical chin augmentation patient is a Marina del Rey man or woman who wants to correct a:

  • Weak chin
  • Poorly defined jawline
  • Disproportionate chin
  • Double chin

How much does chin augmentation cost?

According to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average cost of chin augmentation is $2,236. However, this only covers the surgeon’s fee. Additional costs may include anesthesia fees, hospital costs, medical tests and more.

What are the risks?

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, chin augmentation is a very safe procedure. Though rare, risks may include a negative reaction to the anesthesia, infection, sensation loss, and more.

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To take your next step in cosmetic enhancement, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Macias. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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