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
"Excellent Doctor with Extremely High Standards. Great Results.He is Very Detailed Oriented and His Staff was a Pleasure to work with."- L.D. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"When I started this process I was extremely nervous. I probably spent about 6 months doing my research on which doctors had the highest ratings, with extremely good feedback and results from their patients. I kept running across Dr Beck's office. I called my top 3 offices, just to get a feel of what the office staff would feel like. When I called Dr Beck's office, I knew I had called the right place. From the initial phone call, to the office visit, to meeting Brittaneey and Dr Beck - everyone there makes you feel like you are their only patient. When Dr Beck's consultation begin he immediately took away all of my worries. Even though you know he has other patients waiting he simply sat and began to go through what my entire process would be. Not for one second did I feel like I was being rushed. The other places I called made me feel like they ran you through like cattle. He is very meticulous and detailed oriented. He knew exactly what my goal was and he knew what my final results would be. I am a 52 year old male that had carried extra body fat around my stomach and chest area, that no matter how much I worked out (which was about 4 days a week) it simply would not go away. Dr Beck and his awesome staff were able to help me reach my goal."- J.D. / Yelp / Oct 30, 2019
"I went to Dr.Beck for tummy tuck as well as a breast lift and I highly recommend him. I was so pleased with my results! He truly did an amazing job and staff were so friendly and helpful with any questions I had. Dr. Beck always thoroughly explained everything and really cared about the results. Thank you Dr. Beck I finally feel myself again!!!"- B.H. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Beck is fantastic! He patiently answered all my questions about the differences between the various fillers and other options. He made sure that I was comfortable with the plan before moving forward. The results were very natural looking, and I couldn't be happier. I will definitely be back."- J.R. / Yelp / Jul 20, 2019
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 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.
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.