A flat or “weak” chin often negatively affects the appearance of the lower face. A chin augmentation can improve the angle of the jawline and put the chin in better proportion to the rest of the face. Also known as “mentoplasty,” Dr. Jazayeri performs this procedure at his Santa Ana practice.
What a Chin Augmentation Achieves
A chin augmentation can noticeably improve the following:
- Receded chin
- Lack of definition in the jawline
- Loss of volume in the lower face
A chin augmentation can benefit individuals who feel their chin is non-existent and wish to improve the profile of their face. Ideally, candidates are in good overall health, lack support in the jaw, and are realistic about the outcome of surgery.
Orange County Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia, and it can usually be completed in less than one hour. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Jazayeri will inconspicuously place an incision under the chin. Dr. Jazayeri does not recommend using the incision inside the mouth as there is an increase in complications with the intra-oral technique. Once the tissue is carefully stretched and the implant is placed inside the jaw, the incisions are closed with sutures.
Recovery and Results
After the chin augmentation is finished, bandages will be placed over the incision. Any swelling and discomfort that exists during the next few days can be relieved by prescribed medication and cold compresses. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure since you will still be under the effects of anesthesia.
A chin augmentation provides immediate fullness to the chin that will continue to improve over the coming weeks and months. The results of chin augmentation are expected to be permanent as most patients immediately feel more confident about their facial appearance.
To schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Jazayeri, feel free to contact the Élan Institute for Plastic Surgery. Please call (714) 834-0101 or conveniently fill out our online contact form to get started today. Striving to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, Dr. Jazayeri and his friendly staff look forward to seeing you soon.