Chin Surgery Overview
Mentoplasty (chin surgery) can help you achieve a more defined jawline, reduce the size of an obtrusively large chin, or even involve implants (genioplasty) that can fix a recessed chin and help balance out your overall facial structure. Research shows that people with balanced chins are perceived as stronger, more confident, and smarter than average. Your chin is a major factor in how the other elements of your face are proportioned as well as how others perceive you—which is why you need to go to a skilled professional who fully understands human facial aesthetics and can create balanced looking results suitable to your unique face. There is no standard approach to chin surgery, only what balances out your own facial structure. This is why Dr. Siegel’s keen eye for aesthetic and design are invaluable when it comes to his approach to patients undergoing cosmetic chin surgery.
Before & After Gallery
Understanding your individual concerns and which procedure or approach is best for you are the main objectives in your consultation with Dr. Siegel. The appointment should last as long as necessary to ensure that your goals for chin surgery have been fully addressed, and for you to feel confident and comfortable going forward. Dr. Siegel creates a before and after of your chin surgery using 3D computer imaging during your consult, to ensure that everything you’ve communicated is understood and reinforced visually before moving forward.
Getting the most successful outcome is contingent not only upon the actual chin surgery, but on preparation and recovery as well. Depending on your specific surgical procedure—whether it’s chin reduction, implants, or correcting a cleft chin—you’ll be given detailed pre and post-op instructions to ensure the best possible final results and overall look for your new chin.
Each chin procedure is done at Dr. Siegel’s Houston cosmetic surgery practice. Because each surgery is unique, the procedure length will vary from patient to patient. Many plastic surgeons will complete a chin surgery using the same approach without accounting for individual anatomical differences in each patient. Dr. Siegel makes sure each surgery is personally tailored to the patient’s facial structure by incorporating specific procedures to achieve each patient’s personal goals. The chin surgery can only be considered complete when Dr. Siegel is sure every detail of the surgery has been fully completed and carried to its full potential.
Operating exclusively in facial plastic surgery for years allows Dr. Siegel to complete each procedure with the highest level of skill and precision. His patients often find that their recovery is much easier than expected. Dr. Siegel adeptly handles all types of facial tissue (even those in chin implants) with utmost competence and finesse- resulting in less swelling, bruising, and a shorter recovery time. Many patients are able to return to work after 3-5 days with no sign of surgery.
What can chin surgery improve?
Mentoplasty can help with a number of issues, but there are a handful of primary concerns patients come in with:
- Double Chin – Excess fat surrounding the face and/or neck, giving you extra folds looking like a ‘second chin’. This issue can also be addressed with Kybella or face/neck liposuction.
- Protruding or ‘Long’ Chin – Those with chins that stick out too far can feel they have a completely imbalanced profile, as well as giving off the appearance that your head or face is larger than it is.
- Weak or Recessed Chin – A lack of definition around the jawline can cause the appearance of a lack of chin completely. Although it seems like a small change, balancing out your anatomical structure with a chin implant can drastically improve your facial proportions.
- Dimpled or Cleft Chin – Also called a “butt chin” by some, a dimple in the center of your chin can cause many to feel self-conscious.
- Loose Skin
Whether you’re looking to correct one of these issues, a combination of several, or balance out your entire face with other facial plastic surgery procedures- Dr. Siegel can create natural looking results that suit your own unique facial structure specifically.
What types of chin procedures does Dr. Siegel perform?
Dr. Siegel creates a custom plan for each patient seeking chin surgery in Houston, and covers several major options. Those with an undefined jawline may seek out a chin augmentation, or conversely, those with too large of a chin may opt for a reduction to even out their facial structure. Depending on your individual concerns, Dr. Siegel may also recommend opting for a facelift or neck liposuction to enhance the appearance of your chin either in place of, or in addition to your surgery.
How long does a chin implant last?
Chin implants, also known as genioplasty, is one of the least invasive ways to make a huge change to your overall facial structure. Because it involves moving and using existing bone structure, the results can last a lifetime in theory. However, depending on your age, sun exposure, genetics, and other factors, your skin can still lose elasticity around the jaw and chin. Fat can also accumulate around the chin and neck, giving you a more aged appearance. Luckily all of those can be fixed by Dr. Siegel.