Chin Augmentation Sacramento, also called a genioplasty or augmentation mentoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to enlarge, reduce or reshape the chin. During the procedure, Dr. Kaniff will likely insert an implant and/or restructure the jawbone. Chin augmentation can be performed on its own or in conjunction with another surgical procedure.
What is the Procedure Like?
Before performing the operation, X-rays of the face and chin will likely be taken. That will help our team decide if all that’s needed is an implant, or if the bones need to be reshaped.
If the patient just needs an implant, a pocket is created to hold the implant under the muscles in front of the chin bone. After placing the implant in the pocket, special tools are used to hold it in place. If bone needs to be restructured, another tool will be used on the patient’s jawbones.
Chin augmentation typically takes between one and three hours. However, the exact details of your procedure will depend on what you are having done.
Common Reasons for Undergoing Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation procedures, which are popular with both men and women, are done to make the chin look more proportionate in relation to the rest of the face. A weak or receding chin can make the nose look bigger than it really is, therefore a stronger chin and jawline could be used to compensate for that.
A receding chin also makes the boundary between the neck and the chin seem less clear-cut, so the client’s neck often looks thicker and fleshier, so chin augmentation can make the neck look thinner. It can also give the client a stronger and more defined jawline and make jowls less prominent, especially in an older patient.
While chin augmentation is usually cosmetic, it can also be part of reconstructive surgery. Patients who have suffered serious injury to their face may be candidates for chin augmentation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
The ideal patient for a chin augmentation procedure will be in good health and have realistic expectations. Your candidacy for this procedure can be determined during a consultation at our office. If you think a stronger chin can make a difference in your life, schedule a consultation at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center. Our team will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our office is located in Sacramento. Contact us today to book your appointment!