Genioplasty, more commonly known as chin augmentation, can transform the shape and look of your face. The procedure can reduce a more prominent chin by reshaping the bones, increase the look of a weak chin or jawline with the use of an implant, or minimize the look of a double chin that is often the result of a small or undersized chin bone. The goal of chin augmentation is to create a more proportionate appearance so you can feel more confident and attractive.
Genioplasty is a procedure that can reduce or enhance your chin and jawline, depending on the appearance you hope to achieve. For those who struggle with a small or weak chin, a small incision is made either under the chin or inside the mouth where the bottom lip and gums meet. A silicone implant is then inserted and secured to the jawbone. When the goal is to reduce a prominent or protruding chin, the jawbone may be reshaped and moved, then securely placed in the new setting. Minimal to no scarring is apparent in either procedure.
The chin augmentation procedure generally lasts between one and three hours, and many patients choose to have this procedure at the same time as rhinoplasty to create a more balanced, proportionate look overall. However, some patients find that by balancing out the chin and jaw, rhinoplasty is no longer necessary.
A chin augmentation can balance your features and help you to feel more confident in your appearance. To learn more about genioplasty, Dr. Ortiz, board-certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, will help you better understand the procedure, what kind of outcome you can expect, and more during your consultation. To schedule your consultation, call our Raleigh plastic surgery center at 919-532-2270 or submit the easy-to-use online contact form below.