Having balanced facial proportions is an important part of creating attractive facial features. Having a disproportionately small or recessive chin can greatly affect the symmetry of the face, creating an overall unappealing balance of the facial features. Through male chin augmentation, Dr. Belek can enhance the shape and appearance of the chin to create a more balanced and attractive facial profile.
What is Male Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation, also known as Mentoplasty, is a procedure that reshapes or enhances the size of the chin. This is most commonly done by building up the contour of the chin with a solid silicone implant placed directly on the jawbone, or by surgically reducing the size of the chin bone.
Male Chin Augmentation is sometimes recommended in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) in order to further balance the two features.
Male Chin augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Chewing should be limited following the procedure, and it’s recommended to adhere to a soft food or liquid diet for a few days. A “tight” sensation around the chin and jaw may be experienced, and usually subsides within a week. After approximately 10 days you may return to normal activity, and swelling should completely subside within 6 weeks.
Is Male Chin Augmentation Right for Me?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Belek will assess whether you are an ideal candidate for chin augmentation, and discuss your cosmetic goals and desired outcome. Patients who are ideal candidates for chin augmentation include:
- Possessing a small chin
- Desire for a stronger and more proportionate chin and jaw line
- Have normal occlusion of the teeth (upper and lower teeth fit well when the mouth is closed)
- Physically healthy non-smoker
Benefits of Male Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation can help to improve the overall symmetry of the face by either enhancing or reducing the size of the original chin. By improving the contour and projection of the chin, you can create a natural and attractive balance of facial features, improving your overall appearance and self-confidence.
For consultation with Dr. Belek to discuss if chin augmentation is right for you, call (415) 968-9652 to schedule an appointment or contact us here.