About Chin Augmentation
Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a common aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for men and women who have a small and recessed chin, or one they believe is too prominent. Many times when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an undefined profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin, but one of the most popular procedures is placing a silicone implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. La Jolla, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann offers several alternatives to consider for augmenting your chin. Aside from implants, which are manufactured in a number of sizes and shapes, nonsurgical procedures such as injectable fillers or Kybella can be used to help you reach your goals. For chins that are very large, genioplasty should be considered. This treatment at Schoemann Plastic Surgery shaves and removes bone to reshape your chin and jaw to a more appealing size.
Mentoplasty is a procedure for both women and men. If you are displeased by the shape and appearance of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, this treatment can redefine the lower portion of your facial structure. It is also common for some of our patients to add a rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combination of facial treatments offers the great opportunity for the features of your face to be proportionate and balanced.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia is used, or another form of anesthesia such as IV sedation in some cases. An incision is made beneath your chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant in place, which includes reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to make grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both types of incisions help to hide scars. Small stitches are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate gratifying outcomes, which is usually very thrilling for our clients. Although swelling and bruising will occur following your surgery, this will subside. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation typically requires a couple of weeks of recovery. Exercise should be avoided within this time frame. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates, and with the help of a fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schoemann, your outcome will look balanced and defined.
Redefine Your Profile
Chin reduction or augmentation surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many La Jolla, CA patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Schoemann. It creates a harmonious balance, redefining your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the look of your chin and you believe it is too small or too large, chin augmentation can produce the look you are wanting. We invite you to contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery and plan your consultation with Dr. Schoemann to learn more about your choices.