what is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a popular aesthetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for men and women who have a recessed chin or one they feel is too large. Many times when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create an unappealing profile. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Doylestown, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino performs various cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which come in numerous sizes and shapes, noninvasive treatments, such as injectable fillers, can be used to add contour. For oversized chins, genioplasty might also be an option. This surgery at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa removes bone and cartilage to reduce the size of your chin and jaw, creating a more balanced look.
"Dr. Tamburrino is outstanding! He’s extremely talented in his field and I can’t praise a doctor more. I suffered a dog bite to the nose 3 years ago and he was called into the ER to repair it. His bedside manner was calming and kind as he worked on my nose. The results were great and I was left without permanent scarring. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow his advise and I kept the dog. Six months ago the same Beagle attacked me again and the injury was worse. My nose was hanging off and I had a bite above my nose between the eyes. There were three bites in Al. This time. I again requested Dr. Tamburrino at the ER--the best thing I ever did because I knew what a good job he did the first time. He took a lot of time to reconstruct my nose and stitch it back together. Both of my nostrils were torn. I was a mess! The results? I look great. I seriously l think my nose looks better than it did before any of the bites. Dr. Tamburrino somehow put the nose back together so that the stitches were on the lower side of the nostril and the scars are not visible at all. The nostrils even look equal in size. I’ve had a couple follow up appointments at his office and his staff are super friendly and accommodating as well!"- K.M. / Yelp / Oct 11, 2021
"My experience and follow-ups with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff were extraordinary. I had a negative experience with prior surgeons, but when I saw him for a facelift revision, he set clear and reasonable expectations for what we could achieve together and showed an impressive understanding and expertise in assessing my past surgery. I worked with him to develop a game plan of other procedures that would achieve the results that would make me happy. I am grateful and can genuinely say that Prestige Institute treated me with care and understanding, and that Dr. Tamburrino is one of the best!"- C.N. / Google / Oct 05, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino is top notch and the best of the best. From my initial consult with him and his team, I felt completely comfortable and at ease. They take so much time with their patients to make sure you are 100% comfortable with any procedure you are having done. They care about their patients and want you to have the best outcome possible as if you were family. If you are looking for the best Plastic Surgeon out there, look no further then Dr. Tamburrino and his amazing team . You will not be disappointed!!"- N.W. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Tamburrino and his staff! They made the entire process of my procedure so smooth. Every question was answered and I was very comfortable with my decision to go with Prestige in comparison to my past experiences with multiple consultations at other practices. Dr. Tamburrino was very realistic and honest in addressing my concerns, and his extensive training, experience, certifications, and attention to detail proved that I was in the right place. The results of my procedure were absolutely amazing! Better than what I had imagined. I now look in the mirror every day and get so excited and proud of what I see! I can’t thank Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Kristen, and all of the staff at Prestige enough for how kind and accommodating they were! I’ll never look anywhere else for any plastic surgery/med spa needs!"- M.W. / Google / May 25, 2021
"The doctor took a lot of time to clearly explain my options for major surgery following a cancer-related procedure. He is very thorough and very human. I felt extremely comfortable in his care. This is all in the past now, but looking back I know I chose the right physician."- H.G. / Google / Mar 22, 2021
who can get chin augmentation?
Men and women who want to enhance or alter the shape and size of their chin could consider chin augmentation to achieve the redefined look they want. At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, Dr. Tamburrino offers chin augmentation with both implants and fillers. In addition to chin enhancement surgery, we can also perform chin reduction surgery (genioplasty), depending on your cosmetic goals or concerns.
In order to qualify for chin augmentation with implants, patients must be in good overall health. If you're not a good candidate for surgical chin enhancement, you could still be considered for chin augmentation with injectable dermal fillers. During your one-on-one consultation, we will help you craft a personalized plan for treatment that matches your needs and goals.
how is chin augmentation done?
During chin enhancement surgery with an implant, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. The incision will be made carefully and located on the underside of your chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant, which involves shaving some of the bone to create grooves that will hold the silicone implant in its position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and placed over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to conceal scars. Small sutures are used to close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Chin enhancement treatment produces immediate results, which is often a very exciting experience for our patients. Although redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present right after your procedure, this only lasts a short while. For the majority of patients, chin enhancement or reduction surgery takes roughly two weeks of recovery while chin augmentation with fillers requires a much shorter healing period. Exercise should be avoided as you recovery from your aesthetic treatment. Along with creating stunning results that can be enjoyed instantly, many individuals are thrilled to learn that chin augmentation has very high success rates. When this procedure is performed under the guidance of a skilled, board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, your outcomes will be natural-looking and seamless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is designed to create a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction to have the fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) corrected. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can create a better profile and look without the need for an implant. Dr. Tamburrino will discuss your options and his recommendations during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients get chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty). Dr. Tamburrino will help you choose which procedures are best for your needs and wants during your consultation. It might be challenging to decide on your own what procedure or procedures might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino is so important. He will use his years of experience to help you design your personalized treatment plan.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a surgery that adds fullness and shape to your chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure to rebuild the chin bone. Depending on the state of your chin, as well as your goals, you may need both surgeries or one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Tamburrino can help you determine whether a mentoplasty or genioplasty is ideal for your goals.
Redefine Your Profile
Cosmetic chin surgery has been extremely beneficial for many patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino. This aesthetic surgery can create proper facial balance, redefining your facial structure and overall appearance in the process. If you feel displeased with the look of your jawline, or if you feel like your chin is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can give you the look you want. We welcome you to contact Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and schedule your consultation at our Doylestown, PA to learn more about your options.