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Chin Augmention – Mentoplasty – Chin Implants – Houston, TX


Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a common aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for men and women who have a small and recessed chin, or one they believe is too prominent. Many times, when a chin is recessed and sunken in it can create a weak profile. Several aesthetic enhancements can be performed to improve the appearance of the chin, but one of the most popular is to place a chin implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, performs several alternatives to consider for augmenting the chin at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX. Aside from implants, which come in a number of sizes and shapes, nonsurgical procedures such as injectable fillers, or Kybella, can be used to reshape the chin. For chins that are very large, genioplasty may be considered. This treatment decreases the amount of bone to reshape the chin and jaw to a more appealing size.


Mentoplasty is a procedure for both women and men. If you are displeased by the look of your chin, and also feel self-conscious about the weak profile it creates, this treatment can redefine the lower region of your facial structure. It is also common for some of our patients to blend rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combination of facial treatments offers great opportunity that brings the different aspects of the face into balance.


During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia is used, or in some cases, another form of anesthesia, such as IV sedation. An incision is made beneath the chin. Through this incision, a groove or pocket is created to secure the implant in position, which includes reducing some of the tissue, cartilage and bone, which makes grooves to secure the implant in position. The implant is moved through the incision and positioned over the bone, just below the bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lower lip where it meets the gumline. Both types of incisions help to hide scars. Small stitches are used to close the incisions and the bottom portion of the face will be wrapped with medical garments.

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Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate noticeable outcomes, which is usually very thrilling for our clients. Although swelling and bruising will occur following surgery, this will subside. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation roughly takes a couple of weeks to recover. Exercise should be avoided within this time frame. Whether you had chin augmentation surgery to produce a stronger jawline, or had reduction surgery to decrease the size, you will love your results. Chin augmentation surgery has very high success rates and with the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, your outcome will look balanced and defined.


Chin augmentation surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many of our patients. It creates harmonious balance and redefines your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the look of your jawline and you believe your chin is too small or too large, chin augmentation can produce the look you desire. We invite you to contact our office and plan your initial meeting to learn more about your choices.


Chin augmentation surgery is recommended for women and men. If you do not like the look of your chin or feel self-conscious your profile, chin augmentation may be recommended to redefine the lower region of your face. In some cases, Dr. Nikko recommends combining chin augmentation with rhinoplasty to further improve facial balance.


Dr. Nikko explains the benefits of chin augmentation for you during the consultation appointment. In general, the benefits of chin augmentation are:

  • Create harmonious balance and redefines your appearance
  • Improve the jawline
  • Help with a chin that is either too small or too prominent
  • Short recovery time of approximately two weeks
  • Can be combined with other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures


The average cost of chin augmentation in Houston is $3,000 to $5,000, but this varies by patient. During your consultation with Dr. Nikko, we provide details about the cost of your chin augmentation surgery. The estimate includes all associated costs, but additional fees may be incurred during the actual surgical appointment. We do offer cosmetic surgery financing options for our patients.


Depending on the extent of the procedure, Dr. Nikko uses general anesthesia, IV sedation, or another type of anesthesia for chin augmentation surgery. An incision is made under the chin or inside the lower lip where it meets the gumline.

The incision placement helps to hide the scar from the procedure. Dr. Nikko removes some of the tissue, cartilage and bone to make a groove to secure the chin implant in position.

Dr. Nikko then inserts the pre-filled silicone chin implant through the incision and positions it over the bone just below the bottom lip. Sutures are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of the face is wrapped with medical garments.


Chin augmentation surgery yields immediate noticeable results. You will have swelling and bruising after the surgery, and these will subside over the next few weeks. For most patients, chin augmentation recovery takes approximately two weeks.

You should avoid exercise and other strenuous activities during this time. Chin augmentation surgery has a very high success rate with creating a balanced and defined appearance. Recovery time may be longer if you combine chin augmentation surgery with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty.

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In our chin augmentation before and after photos, you can see how chin augmentation improves the profile and facial balance. Chin augmentation and chin implants may be combined with rhinoplasty, injectable fillers, Kybella®, and other procedures to rejuvenate your appearance.

Chin Augmentation

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Patient had a silicone implant put in, he is shown 3 months post procedure.


How Long Does Chin Augmentation Last?

Chin implants and chin augmentation are considered permanent cosmetic procedures. The implant can be removed or replaced should you want to enhance your facial balance. Changes to the bone, cartilage, and soft tissues cannot be reversed.

Is Chin Augmentation Painful?

Dr. Nikko uses anesthesia to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during the chin augmentation surgery. You may have some mild discomfort after the procedure, and Dr. Nikko will recommend non-prescription medications to help you rest and stay comfortable.

Do Chin Implants Look Natural?

Achieving a natural appearance with chin implants depends on the quality of the implant, as well as the skill of the surgeon. Dr. Nikko uses only the best silicone implants for chin augmentation surgery. He is skilled with advanced techniques that produce exceptionally natural results.

Does Chin Augmentation Leave a Scar?

The incisions from chin augmentation surgery do produce scars, but they are barely noticeable. Incision placement inside the lower lip or under the chin means that people will not see your scars unless you point out the location. When the incisions first heal, the resultant scar is pinkish in color. Over the first 12 months after your surgery, the scars gradually change to color that is slightly darker than your natural skin tone.

Are Chin Implants Permanent?

Chin implants are considered permanent, but the silicone devices can be removed or replaced. Modern chin implants rarely develop complications, but it is possible to have ruptured implants that need to be surgically removed. You may also want to replace your chin implants as you grow older. Aging changes the overall structure of your face, and you may need a smaller or larger implant to maintain an attractive, youthful appearance.

Where Can I Find Chin Augmentation Near Me?

Chin augmentation in Houston is a popular cosmetic procedure for men and women who want to enhance their facial proportions and overall appearances. To learn more about chin augmentation, contact Dr. Anthony Nikko, a board-certified dermatologist and skilled cosmetic surgeon who offers aesthetic procedures for men and women in Houston and surrounding areas.