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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.

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Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation

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