Chin augmentation allows the size, shape, and projection of your chin to be altered for a more attractive balance between the nose and other features.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Transform Your Profile
- 3 Why Choose Dr. Pontell
- 4 What Is Chin Augmentation?
- 5 Benefits of Chin Augmentation
- 6 Your Initial Consultation
- 7 Expectations
- 8 Ideal Candidates
Before and After Photos
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic surgery performed to reshape or enhance the size and overall appearance of the chin. Most commonly, this is achieved with the insertion of a customized chin implant, but it can also be done by carefully reshaping the jaw bones.
- Average Cost: Starting at $4,500
- Discomfort Level: Mild to Moderate
- Anesthesia Options: Local Anesthesia with Sedation or General Anesthesia
- Recovery Period: 7 to 10 Days
- Results Length: Long-lasting and often permanent, although weight changes and the natural effects of aging can impact the long-term results
- Potential Benefits: Improving the shape of the chin, enhancing the size and prominence of the chin, enhancing the contours and definition of the jawline, improving the facial proportions, increasing self-confidence, eliminating the appearance of a double chin
Transform Your Profile
No matter how the shape of your chin affects your overall profile, chin augmentation can offer surgical correction to create a more attractive profile. With over 27 years of education and experience, you can trust our expert surgeon at the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center to perform an exceptional chin augmentation in Philadelphia.
Why Choose Dr. Pontell
Dr. Jonathan Pontell has created a cosmetic haven for those seeking natural-appearing facial enhancements. His practice, the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, is a boutique space that provides a high-touch, personalized experience for his patients. When it comes to chin augmentation in Philadelphia, few physicians in the area have his level of technical skill and consistency of results.
From the moment you walk in the door, you will be received by a luxurious, spa-like office that is 100% attentive to your needs and comfort. Every detail of your experience is met with professional expertise that only highlights the caliber of the cosmetic care delivered. Dr. Pontell performs all of these surgical and non—surgical procedures, leaving no room for compromise in your facial enhancement.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Because the chin shape and nose size work together to create overall facial harmony, when a chin is too small or underprojected, it can distract from the attractiveness of the rest of the face. Chin augmentation surgically enhances or reshapes the chin to create a more proportionate balance with the rest of the facial features. This can be achieved by adding an implant or reshaping the jaw bones. Chin augmentation refines the bone contours for a more attractive jawline.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
Strong Chin and Jawline
The chin is often overlooked when examining the face. However, altering it can be the most straightforward method for achieving a graceful facial balance. Chin augmentation can create the appearance of a more balanced chin or jawline. By delicately reshaping and creating a more satisfying bone structure, chin augmentation gives a better aesthetic balance.
Improved Facial Harmony
A recessed chin may distract from the other facial characteristics or create the appearance of oversized facial features, such as an enlarged nose. Dr. Pontell understands the delicate balance of facial features and will shape a chin that doesn’t stand out but blends with the entire face. Patients can expect beautiful results with their newly improved facial harmony.
Since the face isn’t something a person can hide or cover up easily, when someone has a receding chin, it can cause them to become insecure about their facial appearance. With surgical precision, Dr. Pontell produces a defined chin that complements the contours and size of the other facial features. Patients are thrilled with the transformative results, which help them regain confidence.
Your Initial Consultation
Before your procedure, you will meet with Dr. Pontell to discuss your goals and concerns. He will assess your facial anatomy to help you decide if a chin augmentation in Philadelphia will help you achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result. Dr. Pontell may recommend combining one or more procedures with your chin enhancement surgery – such as rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, or blepharoplasty – to create balanced facial proportions.
Patients can explore our before and after gallery of facial enhancement procedures to get an idea of the possible results. Dr. Pontell uses computer imaging to show patients their potential results, so they can see if chin augmentation will help them achieve their surgical goals. For patients who are not ready for surgery, Dr. Pontell will advise injectable dermal filler treatments to help achieve temporary but effective chin augmentation with Voluma or Restylane Lyft.
Chin augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. To begin the procedure, an incision is made underneath the chin. Chin augmentation requires relatively small incisions that are placed in inconspicuous areas and should be barely noticeable once healed.
Chin implants come in all different shapes and sizes to meet each patient’s needs, and Dr. Pontell often customizes them for each patient. Once the implant is in place, the incision is closed with sutures designed to produce the least visible scar.
Patients should arrange for a designated driver to take them to and from surgery. It is recommended that patients sleep in an elevated position for at least one week. Dr. Pontell has patients restrict their diet to only soft foods for ten days for the initial stage of healing.
Patients may experience some pain and discomfort, but the pain should not be severe and can be alleviated with prescription and over-the-counter Tylenol medications throughout the recovery process. Sutures are removed after nine days. The recovery process lasts about two weeks, after which patients can resume exercise.
The results of your chin augmentation in Philadelphia will last a lifetime. However, the procedure does not halt the aging process. Patients should follow a proper skin care regimen, a healthy diet, and an exercise plan to maintain the best outcome possible. Dr. Pontell consults his patients on such matters, ensuring they have a clear guide to care for their skin for years to come.
Patients who have a receding chin and are unhappy with a weak chin structure may be good candidates for chin augmentation in Philadelphia.
Ideal candidates meet the following criteria:
- Are in good physical health, with no serious medical conditions
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations for what chin augmentation can accomplish
- Facial growth has been completed
- Feel their recessed chin is negatively impacting their profile
- Want a more defined and sculpted chin