Chin Augmentation (genioplasty) strengthens your profile and improves a weak chin or inadequate chin projection. The appearance of a weak chin can be the result of undergrowth of the mandible or undergrowth of the chin, often both. Inadequate chin projection can also accentuate a poor chin neck contour. Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Carr can determine the cause if you experience poor chin projection. If undergrowth of the mandible is the cause, you may need jaw surgery, and our doctors can refer you to an orthodontist who is well experienced in preparing you for this correction. If indicated, the additional chin augmentation (genioplasty) can be performed at the same time as the jaw surgery. If you only have undergrowth of the chin, Drs. Carr or Gonzalez can present to you your options to correct this.
Chin Augmentation using the surgical technique know as a genioplasty actually mobilises and repositions the chin point. This is accomplished through an intraoral incision. Chin Augmentation can also be accomplished through placement of a chin implant. Our doctors can determine which procedure serves you the best, either chin augmentation genioplasty of a chin implant.
Individuals are excited about the dramatic improvement in their appearance after the chin augmentation, not only with the improvement in their facial profile, but also with a more youthful chin neck appearance.
If you think you are a candidate for chin augmentation, see Drs. Carr or Gonzalez for an evaluation.
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