Chin Augmentation in San Diego, CA

What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a common cosmetic treatment aimed at adding definition around the jawline for patients with small, recessed, or misshapen chins. When a chin lacks shape and size, it can often create a weak profile. Both surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to highlight your chin, but one of the most effective procedures is using an implant to build a more prominent jawline and a more defined profile. In San Diego, CA,  plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez provides several options to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which are produced in various sizes and shapes, genioplasty might be an option. This treatment at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery shaves and removes bone and cartilage to reshape your chin and jaw to a more appealing size.

How Does Chin Augmentation Surgery Work?

For your convenience, chin augmentation surgery is performed at our San Diego, CA office in a private operating room. After sedation is administered, Dr. Rodriguez will make a careful incision under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to secure the implant in its proper place, which includes shaving some of the bone and cartilage to make grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to hide scars. Tiny stitches are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.

What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery offers subtle yet noticeable adjustments to the facial profile with several great additional advantages, including:

  • Improves the structure of the face
  • May increase the width or height of the chin
  • Minimizes the appearance of full jowls and/or a double chin
  • Improvements are natural-looking and last a long time
  • Might add a more cosmetically appealing shape to the profile
  • Emphasizes the jawline
  • Promotes a sharper face shape
  • Strengthens a nondescript or small chin
  • Scars are nearly invisible
  • Reliable treatment with potentially life-altering outcomes

Jose bedside manner and his ability to repair my damages. i hade a dog bite with a huge chunk of my cheek missing. as i arrived at the hospital I thought I would be mangled forever. even the staff gasped. Dr Jose was called in and took his time and care and really did an amazing job as if it was effortless. his attention to detail and repair was beyond my expectations and I recommend him. his reconstruction I could not believe was possible. This man saved my face !!!!!!!!

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Dr. Rodriguez and staff are the best!! My surgery results turned out amazing. I would recommend him 110%

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Very happy with my physical change, thank you very much dc Rodríguez Highly recommended for their good work and good service 😃

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Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are fantastic! My breast augmentation turned out perfectly!! He is concerned about every detail from education to making sure every step of the process goes as expected. Thank you for making me feel more confident in my appearance!!

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Attain A Well-Defined Jawline

A striking jawline can do wonders for a person's confidence so it's no surprise that so many people are requesting to learn more about chin augmentation surgery. This surgery creates harmony in the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your chin and live in the San Diego, CA area, chin augmentation surgery at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery may help produce the look you want. We invite you to contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Rodriguez to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.

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