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Many people choose to have chin augmentation to achieve a more balanced facial structure, or to correct a birth defect or injury. The procedure can be performed using custom implants, natural fat grafting, or both.

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Why choose OG Aesthetics for your chin augmentation procedure?

At our Menlo Park practice, you will be cared for by two board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Dr. Gadaleta and Dr. Ortlip focus on achieving an elegant, balanced outcome that appears entirely natural. At our practice, you can expect a highly supportive, nurturing experience where our entire team is committed to helping you achieve your personal aesthetic vision. 

About chin augmentation

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that alters the shape of the chin. It is also known as genioplasty or mentoplasty. There are two main types of chin augmentation: implant surgery and chin augmentation with natural fat transfer. 

Implant surgery: Chin implants, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the chin's shape and size. The most common type of implant is made of a solid silicone material. Other options include materials such as Gore-Tex or Medpor. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour. First, the surgeon makes an incision either inside the lower lip or just below the chin. Next, a pocket is created either above the jawbone or under the skin's layer. The implant is then inserted into this pocket and positioned in the desired location. Once it is in place, the incision is closed with stitches. There is usually minimal discomfort after the surgery, and most patients can return to their normal activities within a week. Chin implants can provide significant improvement in appearance and help to achieve facial harmony.

Fat augmentation: The chin structure can be enhanced with an advanced natural fat grafting procedure. The process involves harvesting fat cells from another body area, such as abdomen, thighs, or flanks, purifying the cells, and injecting them to create more volume and balance to the facial structure.

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What sets OG Aesthetics apart?

Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, allowing us to offer an array of refined rejuvenating procedures and minimally invasive treatments. We stand behind the cutting-edge techniques that allow us to deliver natural-looking results to help you feel more confident about your appearance. If you are considering chin augmentation, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us so that we can learn more about your goals and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

What is the recovery from chin augmentation?

Recovery from chin augmentation surgery usually takes about two weeks. During this time, patients should avoid strenuous activity and eating hard or crunchy foods. The incisions will be visible for several months after surgery but will eventually fade. Surgery scars are typically well-hidden beneath the chin. Chin augmentation can provide significant improvements in facial appearance and increase self-confidence. It is important to consult with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure best results.

Who is a good candidate for chin augmentation?

Candidates for chin augmentation should be in good health and have no heart issues. They typically have:

  • A small or recessed chin which creates a less elegant, balanced profile
  • Structural abnormalities or functional issues
  • A pointed or unusually-shaped chin 
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What are some of the benefits of chin augmentation surgery?

A chin implant can offer numerous benefits, both aesthetic and functional.

  • By increasing the projection of the chin, a chin implant can create a more balanced look in your face, jawline, and side profile. This can be especially helpful if you have a “weak” chin or a “double chin.” 
  • In addition, a chin implant can restore lost chin volume, which can occur as a result of aging or weight loss. This can help to improve the overall contour of your face and create a more youthful appearance. 
  • Chin implants are made of safe, biocompatible materials and are typically well-tolerated by patients. 
  • Recovery from surgery is typically quick, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a week or two.
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