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
"I Am Super Happy with This Practice. - I have seen Dr. Chiu for several years and have had both botox and fillers. I had been contemplating a lower lift for some time but held off; first because of the expense and also I thought it might look like I had surgery. I finally talked myself into the surgery and it was well worth the expense. I'm extremely happy with the results; I know he took at least ten years off of my face and neck without any visible signs. I have total confidence in Dr. Chiu and was very glad a friend recommended him. Sara is very accomodating and makes you feel so welcome."- V / RealSelf / May 17, 2019
"Love the Results! - Had a great experience with Dr. Chiu - he is an extremely talented surgeon and I'm really happy with the results of my surgery. Additionally, the process was a lot easier than I anticipated and I had very little pain."- C.D. / RealSelf / May 01, 2019
"I Had an Amazing Experience - Dr. Chiu is the most gifted plastic surgeon. I chose Dr. Chiu for his excellent reputation, kindness, and calm demeanor. He is one of only two facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons here in Pittsburgh, and he is the single one to whom other doctors refer their most difficult cases. I was a revision case and my face had been full of filler. Dr. Chiu took his time with me. He was able to..."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2019
"We (twins) got lip fillers from Dr. Chiu and we are extyhappy with how they turned out! They look very natural and smooth just how we wanted. He takes great pride in his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone we know!!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 01, 2019
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.