The shape and contour of the chin can have a significant effect on the overall appearance of a person’s face. Men and women in Nashville and Franklin who have a recessed or “weak” chin may wish to consider a chin augmentation with Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., to help them achieve an aesthetically pleasing balance to the face.
What is Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Chin augmentation or implant surgery is an effective way to create a face that appears well-balanced. This procedure improves the shape and appearance of the chin. Inserting a small implant through the mouth or along the jawline provides a more defined chin. In some cases, chin augmentation may be a more appropriate procedure for patients considering rhinoplasty.
Benefits of Chin Implant Surgery
The face is comprised of a balance between three “thirds”, including the nose/cheekbones, the eyes, and the chin/jawline. A weak or undersized chin can alter the natural harmony of the face. Chin implants are an easy way to restore balance to the appearance of the face. This procedure is often recommended to augment other facial procedures.
Patients who have received chin implants have experienced several benefits. Some include:
- Improvement in the shape and size of the chin.
- Correct a receding chin for a defined jawline.
- More pleasing and balanced facial appearance.
- Increased self-confidence and image.
Each chin augmentation surgery is an individualized procedure. In the initial consultation, Dr. Robbins discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Since chin implants may be performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, the patient and Dr. Robbins together decide which procedures he will perform in order to achieve the desired results. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Robbins and his staff will give instructions on how to prepare.
Chin Augmentation Procedure Details
During a chin augmentation, Dr. Robbins will insert an implant made of a safe, synthetic composite around the existing chin bone, adding definition to a patient’s chin. The size and contour of the implant used will be determined before surgery and custom fit to achieve the most natural looking results. Once placed, the implant looks and feels just like a natural chin bone.
Many patients choose to have chin augmentation performed at the same time as another facial procedure, such as nose reshaping or cheek augmentation to achieve optimal balance to the face. During a personal consultation, Dr. Robbins thoroughly discusses a patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals and conducts an evaluation of the existing facial structure. Together, patient and doctor will decide on the surgical plan that will best achieve these goals.
Am I a Candidate for Chin Augmentation Surgery?
Men and women in Nashville who have a weak chin may be candidates for chin augmentation surgery. If your teeth and jaw function properly, a chin implant may help achieve your desired facial appearance. This procedure may also be appropriate for some patients considering rhinoplasty surgery. If you have used Juvederm® or Restylane® to augment the appearance of your chin, you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery.
How Much Does Chin Implant Surgery Cost?
Cost for chin implants surgery will depend on the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.