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CHIN AUGMENTATION

Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty, Chin Implants) – Louisville, KY*

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About Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation surgery is a procedure that our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, offers to his Louisville, KY patients as a way to enhance the jawline and create a stronger profile. A weak or imbalanced chin can greatly affect the overall appearance of the face, making the nose seem larger or disproportional. However, by inserting implants and/or using injectable fillers, the chin can be reshaped for a sharper, fuller, more defined look that creates facial harmony. Dr. Mizuguchi recognizes that having symmetrical features is one of the best ways to cosmetically enhance your face, and he can sit down with you at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery to determine the appropriate augmentation procedures and learn about your aesthetic goals. Just contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:

  • Have a weak or short chin due to genetics or trauma
  • Have a nose that appears too large
  • Want a more proportionate look for facial balance
  • Want a more distinctive profile

What to Expect

A patient will be under general anesthesia during chin surgery, which is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. Our plastic surgeon will make a small incision on either inside of the mouth or under the chin. An implant, which is made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, will be placed carefully into the incision. After the implant is placed, the incision will be closed. If the incision was made in the mouth, the patient will have no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes around one hour to complete.

Anticipated Results

Right after chin augmentation surgery, a dressing will be applied to the chin where it should remain for 3 – 4 days. You can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Also, you can experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery. These symptoms usually go away in about one week. After the swelling subsides in a few weeks, you will be able to see the results of the surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone. More importantly, the implant will have the consistency of your natural tissue to make it appear more normal. 

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Define Your Profile

A short chin not only makes your profile look weak, but it can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients think they need a nose job, they may only need chin augmentation surgery to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. If you want to find out if this surgery is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.