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.
What are the benefits?
Chin augmentation in Doylestown, PA at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers small yet transformative adjustments to the facial aesthetic yielding several great benefits, including:
- Improves facial proportion
- Gives a more chiseled profile
- Strengthens the jawline
- Supports a weak, or undefined chin
- May reduce the size of a very prominent, pointed chin
- Might add to the width or location of the chin
- Can achieve a more aesthetically balanced shape to the jawline
- Minimizes the look of large jowls and/or a double chin
- Outcomes are natural-looking and last a while
- Marks from incision(s) can be mostly disguised
- Safe and productive procedure with dramatic results
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Tamburrino for my gynecomastia and can't say enough good things about my experience. The staff was incredibly pleasant and made me feel comfortable even though I was very self conscious about my condition. I was awake during my surgery and although I was nervous at first, my nerves quickly went away and had a great time listening to music and conversing with everyone. My recovery was pretty quick and painless and everything healed really well to the point that you wouldn't be able to tell that I had surgery. Dr. Tamburrino made me feel confident in my skin again and can't thank him enough for it. I wish I had done it sooner and would go through the entire experience 100x over again."- T.R. / Google / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent bilateral mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino performed my bilateral DIEP Flap reconstructions along with several revisions/follow-up procedures in part related to my deliberate weight loss. He is extremely well-educated and well-trained, with a depth and breadth of surgical experience and expertise and a more comprehensive foundation in general medical knowledge, pharmacology and biochemistry than most surgical specialists. He is, by temperament, thoughtful and cautious and always takes a "patient safety first" approach. He has a genuine respect and warmth for women (traits I relate to the positive influences in his life by his mother and his wife). His surgical skills are superb. He prepares patients for procedures with a thorough, yet plain-spoken, explanation of the details of the operation and recovery along with all potential benefits and risks and takes time for any and all questions. He remains as available to patients through the last office visit of their post-op recovery as he was for the initial consultation. His staff is as dedicated to patient safety and comfort as he is. I always knew that I was in the hands of a good man who is a superb surgeon who has my best interests at heart. I am thrilled with my results. Several medical professionals helped me survive breast cancer. Dr. Tamburrino is the member of my team that made me feel whole again. I am a very grateful to him and his staff."- M.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
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.