About Chin Augmentation
Many people may not realize how much a short or small chin can affect the proportions of the face and throw off facial harmony. The same is true with a chin deemed too large, but these scenarios can be transformed with chin augmentation, or mentoplasty surgery. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, can place a medical-grade implant into the chin to make it fuller in order to create a more distinctive profile and achieve a more proportionate appearance. During chin reduction surgery, Dr. Brissett can manipulate the chin bone to make a too large chin smaller. Chin augmentation can also be enhanced with other facial surgeries, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or a facelift.
"During my visit at the Doctor's office, the customer service was over the top."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jan 30, 2018
"I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for the work Dr. Brissett did on my nose. His work is flawless. He changed my life and I will forever be grateful. His staff is absolutely wonderful as well. From the moment I walked in, they were welcoming, polite and attentive. There is no doubt I will be coming back in the future."- V.W. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"Dr. Anthony Was Outstanding in my Opinion - Dr. Brissett was highly recommended to me by two dermatologists. I found him to be excellent in every respect. His work was amazing, and he was very attentive and took the time to explain each phase in detail."- P. / RealSelf / Sep 04, 2018
"Best Experience Ever! - Since my first visit ten years ago, my complete trust in Dr. Brissett's medical skills and humanity has only grown. I am a better and happier person thanks to his vast knowledge, surgical skills and talent in maintaining, improving, and most recently bringing back to light what time and life has distorted... I am deeply thankful"- A. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"Doctor Brissett is Awesome! - Doctor Brissett and his staff are amazing! I was referred to him for reconstructive surgery after basil cell on my nose required a flap. I was terrified about what needed to be done. He explained everything and always addressed my concerns and what to expect. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is always kind and calming. I felt extremely comfortable under his care. His entire staff..."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:
- Have a weak (too short) chin
- Have a weak chin due to genetics or trauma
- Have a nose that appears too large
- Desire a more proportionate look with greater facial harmony
- Desire a more distinctive profile
What to Expect
A patient will be under general anesthesia during chin surgery, and this outpatient procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility. The plastic surgeon will make a small incision either inside of the mouth or under the chin. An implant, which is made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, will be placed carefully into the incision. After the implant is placed, the incision will be stitched up. If the incision was made in the mouth, a patient will experience no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes around 1 hour to complete.
Right after chin augmentation surgery, a dressing will be applied to the chin where it should remain for 3 – 4 days. Patients can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Also, patients can experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery. These symptoms usually go away in about 1 week. After the swelling subsides in a few weeks, patients will be able to see the results of their surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone. More importantly, the implant will have the consistency of a patient’s natural tissue to make it appear more natural.
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define your profile
A weak chin not only makes your profile look weak, but can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients think they need a nose job, they may only need chin augmentation surgery to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. If you want to find out if this surgery is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.