Chin augmentation surgery is also known as mentoplasty and is a cosmetic procedure that involves modifying the shape and size of the chin through the use of implants or injectable fillers. The goal of chin augmentation surgery is to create a harmonious balance between facial features. Aesthetically, a well-defined chin contributes to the overall proportions of the face.
It can also help to improve facial symmetry. The team at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA, is committed to providing patients with solutions for facial surgery and noninvasive options to help improve their appearance.
Why might I consider chin implants?
There are different types of chin implants available, made from materials such as silicone or Gore-Tex. The implant is inserted through the created incision, either inside the lower lip or beneath the chin. Once in place, it is secured to the jaw with titanium screws that are biocompatible with the body. Chin implants provide permanent structural changes that can enhance the size, shape, and protrusion of the chin with the use of the implant.
Using cosmetic injectables for chin augmentation
Alternatively, injectable fillers are another option for augmenting the chin. Fillers can be made from substances such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite. The filler is injected into the chin to add volume and definition right where it is needed.
Which one should I choose?
Both implant surgery and injectable fillers are considered safe and effective treatments for chin augmentation. During a consultation visit with Dr. Wayne Larrabee, you can ask questions about each and determine which solution is most appropriate for your desired results.
Call The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery today!
The best way to determine which treatment is proper for you is to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. They will be able to evaluate your unique facial structure and help you choose the treatment that will best achieve your desired results. If you are ready to work with the team at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery to improve the contours of the chin and jaw with surgical or non-surgical options, call 206-386-3550 to request an appointment in our Seattle, WA area facility.