About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation (also known as Mentoplasty) is a popular cosmetic enhancement that helps reshape and balance the face for individuals with a recessed or small chin, or one that is too prominent. Oftentimes, when a chin is too small it can create an unappealing profile and a weak jawline. A number of techniques can be performed to enhance the chin, but one of the most common is to insert a silicone implant to create a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, offers many alternatives to consider for augmenting the chin. In addition to implants, which come in numerous sizes and shapes, he also offers nonsurgical procedures such as fillers or Kybella to help reshape the underside of the chin. In some cases, a patient may be dissatisfied with their chin because it is too large and prominent. Genioplasty may be considered, which shaves and removes bone and cartilage to reshape the chin and jawline to a smaller size.
Chin Augmentation Ideal Candidates
Chin augmentation is a common procedure for both men and women. If you are unhappy with the size and look of your chin or feel you have an undefined profile, chin augmentation can redefine the lower portion of your face and neck. It is also very common for some of our patients to combine rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation procedure. This combined approached ensures that the features of the face are balanced and in proportion.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
Chin Augmentation Surgical Technique
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia will be administered and an incision made just under the chin. A pocket is first created to hold the implant in place, which involves shaving some of the bone to create grooves to keep the implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and is placed over the bone below the lower lip. In some cases, the incision can be made inside the lip where the lower lip meets the gumline. Both incisional points help to conceal scars. Small sutures are used to close the incisions and the chin will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect with Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate results, which can be very gratifying for our patients. Facial swelling will occur immediately after surgery, along with some bruising, but this is temporary. If chin augmentation was performed alone, the recovery period lasts about 2 weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided during this time period. Whether you had chin augmentation to create a stronger jawline, or had chin reduction to reduce it, you will love your results. This particular surgery has very high success rates and under the hands of our skilled surgeon, your appearance will look natural and proportionate.
Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to so many of our patients. It creates harmonious balance and redefines your facial features. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and feel your chin is too small or too large, chin augmentation can offer you the new look you desire. We invite you to call our office and schedule your consultation to learn about all of your options.