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. Encinitas, 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.