Plastic surgery of the chin or “genioplasty” is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin either by enhancement or reduction surgery of the bone.
Surgically altering the position, size, and shape of your chin creates a dramatic difference in how your neck and nose appear, especially from the side. This highly gratifying surgery yields remarkable results.
“I had three procedures done by Dr. Lee two weeks ago and I am extremely happy with my results. He has a wonderful bedside manner, impeccable work and truly seems to care about his patients. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else for plastic surgery in Beverly Hills.” ~ RateMDs
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Chin Augmentation Facial Plastic Surgery with Chin Implants
A well-defined chin helps to provide balance to the face and creates an aesthetically pleasing profile. Chin implant surgery augments the chin area to improve the shape and overall balance of the face. This surgery is accomplished with a small implant that is inserted beneath the skin. The size of the chin implant will be customized according to the size and shape of your face.
Chin implants are often performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty to help balance the proportions of the face. For some older patients, a facelift is oftentimes elected in conjunction with chin implants, again to improve the balance of the face.
During your chin augmentation consultation, the facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Harrison Lee will discuss the changes that you would like to make in your appearance. He will explain the different chin implant sizes and shapes available to you, the procedure itself, and its risks and limitations.
The benefits of a chin implant surgery include:
- Correction of a weak, underdeveloped chin.
- Gives the lower face a longer, more aesthetically pleasing triangular appearance.
- A strong chin creates a more attractive neck profile and reduces the double chin appearance.
Chin Reduction Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Harrison Lee’s approach to chin reduction surgery typically involves a combination of reduction of the boney chin and soft tissues overlying the bone. The incision is hidden in a natural crease under the chin. This procedure typically involves burring down of the bone (drill) and a reduction of the soft tissue component of the chin. The underlying mentalis muscle may require shortening and special sutures are used for softening of the chin tissues over the newly sculpted chin.
Chin reduction surgery ultimately has a transformative effect on one’s appearance and creates more aesthetically pleasing proportionate features.
Chin reduction surgery improves the appearance of the chin by:
- Reducing the size of a large chin.
- Providing a harmonious balance to your facial features.
- Defining the jawline and refining the neckline.
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