What is a Chin Augmentation?
Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a popular cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for men and women who have a recessed chin. Often when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create a weak profile. Chin augmentation can be performed to highlight your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more defined profile. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet performs various options to consider for your chin augmentation. This surgery at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa removes bone and cartilage to reduce your chin and jaw to a more appealing size. If you feel your chin is too prominent, he can help you with that, too. For more information, contact our New Orleans, LA office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Charvet.
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
How is Chin Augmentation Performed?
During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia will typically be administered and an incision made beneath your chin. Typically, we will start your chin augmentation by reducing some of the bone to allow us to create your ideal look. If your augmentation is intended to create a larger chin, we will create grooves in the bone to securely hold an implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both types of incisions help to conceal scars. Tiny sutures are used to safely close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments. Cosmetic chin treatment produces results that are immediately visible. Although facial swelling and discoloration will occur right after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For the majority of patients, they find recovery takes about two weeks. Heavy exercise should not be performed during this recovery window. Chin augmentation has extremely high success rates and by having it performed under the hands of a talented surgeon, like Dr. Charvet, your outcome will look proportionate and refined.
Chin Augmentation FAQ
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Charvet will be able to begin to estimate your total cost for chin surgery in your initial consultation as soon as your treatment plan is developed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of chin implant you choose, as well as surgical, anesthesia, and facility fees. A cosmetic procedure like chin augmentation can give you beautiful, long-lasting results, so it's important to focus more on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Charvet, rather than shopping for the lowest price. Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa accepts many payment methods, and we will help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your chin surgery affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to the jawline. If you have a double chin, you may prefer a liposuction procedure where the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) is corrected. Occasionally, this technique alone can create a better profile and look without chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Charvet will explain your options and his suggestions during your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant with other facial surgeries, like cheek implants or rhinoplasty. Dr. Charvet will help you choose which procedures best fit your concerns and wants in your consultation. It might be difficult to decide on your own what procedure or procedures might be best for you, which is why a consultation with Dr. Charvet is important. He will use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your custom plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have stubborn fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, KYBELLA injections are a minimally invasive treatment to improve the appearance of your chin. KYBELLA has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce fat in the submental area. This may be enough on its own, or KYBELLA might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Talk to Dr. Charvet in your initial consultation so he can review all your choices and choose what is going to best fit your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to the chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone. Depending on the state of your chin plus your aesthetic goals, you may need both surgeries or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Charvet will help you decide whether you should get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
A Chance to Enhance Your Chin
Chin surgery continues to be extremely beneficial for many individuals who want a more desirable profile. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet performs chin augmentation to create a harmonious balance and redefine your facial features. If you feel displeased with the appearance of your jawline and you would like a more defined chin, chin augmentation can offer the look you are wishing for. In addition, if you feel your chin is too large, Dr. Charvet can help you create a more balanced look. We invite you to call Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA to plan your consultation with Dr. Charvet to learn more about your choices.