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
"Less is more - We all get it at a certain age — the “L” between the eyebrows, the narrowing of the lips, the wrinkles in the forehead. For me, these are all signs of a life lived — laughing, crying, thinking and aging. But, there is also a time where you start to be asked if you are tired, when you simply aren’t. I feared getting “work” done because I never wanted to erase the signs of life or look unnatura..."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 07, 2017
"I've never had anything but great experiences at Today's Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Chiu is an artist and has never disappointed. I've been getting Juvederm injections in my lips from him for almost 2 years. My lips always look natural, full, and beautiful. I love going to Today's Cosmetic Surgery and I would recommend them to anyone. *I have attached pictures that I took a few hours after a procedure, so they are still a little swollen."- K.P. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2017
"Dr. Chiu and his staff are absolutely the best! I have never been treated with such kindness! In addition, Dr. Chiu will not settle for anything less than perfection. I wanted a rhinoplasty for years, and I am so happy that I waited until I found Dr. Chiu to have it done!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 28, 2017
"Very professional & gentle. He has an amazing eye for aesthetics. His work is more conservative so the result is very natural looking which I like. Sarah is wonderful. I won't trust my face to anyone else."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2017
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.