Chin Augmentation Overview
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the contours of the chin while strengthening the jaw line. It is performed on patients who feel their chin is too small or weak in appearance, and can greatly improve the contours of the lower face. Dr. Daniel Beck is a plastic surgeon in Dallas who offers chin implants to achieve a stronger jaw line. Chin implants are usually made of silicone and are inserted within a chin pocket surgically created to hold the implant in place. There are also methods when an autologous approach can be taken, using bone from the rib or pelvic area and made to serve as an implant. Synthetic implants come in different sizes and shapes that can be matched to the patient’s preferences and aesthetic goals.
"Dr. Beck is by far the best doctor in Dallas and Southlake. He truly cares about the welfare and happiness of his patients. He is fair, down to earth and easy to communicate. He is a perfectionist in his profession and you will be very happy and satisfied with your results. His expertise is genius knowing exactly what procedure he needs to perform to achieve the most natural appearance, but at the same time remove any flaws you want gone. Please see him for all your cosmetic needs. Anyone considering cosmetic procedures and surgery should see a plastic surgeon (period). You will not be sorry with Dr. Beck."- A.L. / Yelp / Sep 22, 2015
"Dr. Beck did an incredible job on my bilateral double calf implants. He added over 1.5" to the size of each calf muscle, had great bedside manner, and his team is super competent and professional. I drove up 3 hours from Austin and rented a VRBO near his outpatient surgery center and the entire experience was very pleasant."- J.S. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Dr. Beck did a great job on my abdominal surgery. He listened carefully and answered all my questions. His staff is friendly, professional and courteous. He has an impressive resume and consummate skills. I highly recommend him."- P.B. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
"Calf implants excellent results with Dr. Beck in DFW - Dr. Beck did an incredible job on my bilateral double calf implants. He added over 1.5" to the size of each calf muscle, had great bedside manner, and his team is super competent and professional. I drove up 3 hours from Austin and rented a VRBO near his outpatient surgery center and the entire experience was very pleasant."- J. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2020
"I did not want a major revision to my looks, and I did not want to look 20 years younger. I just wanted the least invasive treatment available to give me a fresher look. Dr. Beck did not push anything major or try to convince me that I needed a lot of expensive work done. He listened to my concerns and what I thought my problem areas were, and he advised me there were many options. The results were fabulous. Within a week of my procedure, people I see often from work or class were telling me how great I look, asking if I've lost weight, etc. His staff is caring and warm and responsive, and he really listens to his patients. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Beck and his staff, and I am so very grateful that I took the plunge."- S.T. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
Chin Augmentation Surgical Technique
During chin augmentation, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips. A pocket is created, which will hold the prosthesis in place. Sometimes the bone is shaved to create a groove for the implant. Incisions are commonly placed in two areas that can easily conceal scars – on the underside of the chin or inside the lip, just between where the lower lip meets the gum. The results after this procedure are almost always positive for patients. An experience surgeon will create subtle results, yet dramatic enough to make a significant improvement to a person’s self esteem.
Chin Augmentation During/After Surgery
Chin implant surgery may use either a local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the surgical case. The procedure is performed in an accredited surgical facility. It may last up to 2 hours. A liquid diet is usually recommended in the first 3 days to avoid any pressure around the chin as the sutures are sensitive until healed. The patient is allowed only light activities until the second week. There will be numbness on the area surrounding the implant. While this is normal, the sensation will gradually improve as weeks pass. As with any implant surgery, it generally takes up to a full year for the implant to settle into position and create a final outcome that is soft, natural and normal in feeling.
Chin Augmentation Expected Costs
Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure. Factors that affect cost are the type of implants used or if there are other cosmetic procedures done in conjunction with the augmentation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Chin Augmentation FAQs
Chin augmentation is designed to emphasize the jaw line and create a balanced overall facial appearance. If there are excess fat deposits under the chin, which creates an impression of a double chin, liposuction may be performed. Before any cosmetic surgery, it is advised that the patient is close or already at their goal weight so it doesn’t compromise the positive results of surgery. Sometimes, liposuction is sufficient as it already defines the chin without ever needing an implant.
Yes. With the implant and surrounding tissues adjusting to its new position, there will be a loss of sensation around the chin area and the skin around it will feel tighter than usual. This is an expected reaction post-surgery and shouldn’t be a cause of anxiety. Eventually, sensitivity will return to normal, but it may take several months before the patient can regain sensation. The improvement will be gradual during the course of a year.
The incisions made during a chin augmentation procedure are placed inconspicuously within the inside of the lip or under the chin, therefore, there is limited to no scarring that occurs with this procedure.
Mentoplasty vs. Genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Both procedures may be done at the same time as a combination surgery or as a single procedure, depending on the patient’s chin condition and aesthetic goals. Genioplasty is not always cosmetic in nature as there are conditions in which the procedure resolves a patient’s bite or other medical concern.