Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty with Chin Implants) – New York, NY

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About Chin Augmentation

Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a common aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for men and women who have a small and recessed chin, or one they believe is too prominent. Many times when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an unpleasant and weak jawline. Chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin, but one of the most popular procedures is placing a silicone implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is pleased to offer chin augmentation at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY. Contact our office to learn more.

Ideal Candidates

Mentoplasty is a procedure for both women and men. If you are displeased by the size of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, this treatment can redefine the lower section of your facial structure. It is also common for some of our patients to add a rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combination of facial treatments offers a great opportunity for the features of your face to be balanced and in proportion.

Surgical Technique

During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia is used or another form of anesthesia, such as IV sedation in some cases. An incision is made beneath your chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant in place, which includes reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to make grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both types of incisions help to hide scars. Small stitches are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with medical garments.

What to Expect

Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate, attractive outcomes, which is usually very thrilling for our clients. Although swelling and bruising will occur following your surgery, this will subside. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation roughly takes a couple of weeks of recovery. Exercise should be avoided within this timeframe. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates and under the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Del Vecchio, your outcome will look balanced and defined.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Del Vecchio will be able to start estimating your total cost for chin surgery in your consultation once your treatment plan is developed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of implant you choose, plus facility, surgical, and anesthesia fees. A cosmetic procedure, like chin augmentation, can give you beautiful results that last a long time so it's better to focus more on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Del Vecchio, instead of shopping for the lowest price. Uptown Body Contouring accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing that will make your surgery affordable.

Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is designed to offer you a sharper, stronger look to the jawline. If you are concerned about a double chin, you may be a better candidate for a liposuction procedure where the fat in your upper neck below the jawline (the submental area) is addressed. Sometimes this technique alone can create a new profile and look without a chin implant. Dr. Del Vecchio will explain your options and his recommendations during your consultation.

Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients combine chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty. Dr. Del Vecchio will help you decide which procedures best fit your needs and goals during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own what procedure or procedures will be the most beneficial, which is why your first appointment with Dr. Del Vecchio is important. He can use his years of experience to help you decide on your unique plan.

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Chin enhancement surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many NYC patients of seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio. It creates a harmonious balance, redefining your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the look of your chin and you believe it is too small or too large, chin augmentation can produce the look you are wanting. We invite you to contact Uptown Body Contouring and plan your initial meeting with Dr. Del Vecchio to learn more about your choices.

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