About Chin Augmentation
A chin augmentation procedure, also referred to as a mentoplasty, can greatly improve the structure and appearance of the chin and jawline in patients who are looking to achieve a stronger profile. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, offers chin augmentation surgery to his Pittsburgh, PA patients in order to enhance their cosmetic appearance and strengthen their jawline. Chin augmentation surgery can result in significant improvement to a face lift or rhinoplasty procedure result, depending on each individual presentation and expectations. Chin augmentation and shaping may also be achieved with temporary nonsurgical treatments such as dermal fillers. If patients are interested in this procedure, they should schedule a consult at Today's Cosmetic Surgery to discuss their options.
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"Dr. Chiu is gifted, knowledgeable and experienced. I try to refer anyone to him who is considering any cosmetic procedure bc I've seen his results and the results of those who have received services from other professionals. I always think to myself "if only they went to Dr. Chiu." His goal is to keep his patients looking natural and refreshed and I believe he succeeds at this each time!! Sara, his wife, works at his office and is so wonderful and friendly! I will be a life long patient of Dr. Chiu!"- E.H. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2018
"If you want a doctor who will look at you and be honest on what you need but then honest at what you don’t need, this is your guy. He is amazing and a complete professional. I had filler put in my nose 2 times (a year apart) and a little bit in my lips. They look and feel fabulous! I am so happy with the results and I would recommend Dr Chiu to anyone and everyone. His wife, Sara works with him in the office and she is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to deal with. A wonderful comforting environment. Go see Dr Chiu!"- H.F. / Google / May 31, 2018
"Dr. Chiu and Sarah are professionally exceptional! My experience with them both has been excellent, and I have only the utmost gratitude and respect for them."- D.M. / Yelp / May 22, 2018
"Absolutely the best!"- C. / Healthgrades / May 12, 2018
Chin augmentation surgery can be an effective option for everyone, but it will produce the most optimal results for patients who are experiencing the following:
- A recessed chin
- A lack of definition in the jawline
- A weak profile due to poor chin structure
- Facial imbalance
- As a complementary procedure to face lift to accentuate the jawline
- In conjunction with rhinoplasty to create optimal balance and profile
What to Expect
A consultation will take place prior to the procedure where Dr. Chiu will discuss each patient's individual needs and goals. Chin implant surgery is performed through small incisions, either hidden inside the mouth below the lower lip, or in a concealed crease under the chin, to allow the scarring to be minimal. The implant will be strategically placed above the bone in a pocket that is created for the new prosthetic to sit. The length of the procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and other procedures, but typically is about 90 minutes and is usually performed under local or general anesthetic.
Depending on the extent of the procedure being performed, patients will have varying recovery times. During a standalone chin implant procedure, the recovery time will be less than those undergoing other procedures. Dr. Chiu will give specific aftercare instructions to guide patients in recovery. Dr. Chiu's is well known for delivering the most natural appearing surgical results with minimal recovery. He is able to minimize any pain and discomfort for his patients, although every patient should expect some swelling and possible bruising after surgery. Patients typically are able to resume work after dressing and any stitches are removed a week out from surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
Strengthen Your Profile
A chin augmentation can help patients have a stronger, more defined chin and jawline. If you have a disproportionate or weak profile and need an improved facial structure, then you are invited to schedule a consult at our Pittsburgh, PA office.