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.
"Great Doctor. I wish he could me my primary care physician. - Excellent. Dr. Brissett was very attentive and aware of all that was happening with me. He gave me ample opportunity to express all of my concerns and would not release me until he was confident my healing was complete."- S. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2018
"I was involved in a accident outside of the US back in 2008. I was referred to Dr. Brissett who immediately took me in, discussed my path forward and treated me like I was his only patient. Amazing man, excellent "bed-side manner" and a wonderful Doctor. Highly recommend, best doctor I've ever had & I've had plenty."- M. / Google / Dec 17, 2017
"He is a great professional doctor, he don’t need any stupid tests to diagnose a deviated sectum I went to a different doctor and they put a camera all the way almost to my throat charge me 300.00 for the procedure just to tell me, my nose have a problem.Doctor Brisset with a simple like needle nose check my nose and schedule me for cirgury.He is very good on what he does he is confident and his staff is great.I been a patient of him since he was at Baylor college of medicine."- R.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 23, 2017
"Reconstruction After MOHS Surgergy - Dr. Brissett has performed ENT surgery on my son twice and nose reconstruction on me once. I highly recommend him to anyone considering anything within his field of practice. He has the highest standards of excellence and his staff has been with him for years."- C. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2017
"Dr. Brissett has performed ENT surgery on my son twice and nose reconstruction on me once. I highly recommend him to anyone considering anything within his field of practice. He has the highest standards of excellence and his staff has been with him for years."- C. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2017
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.