An Introduction to Chin Augmentation

It’s not often talked about, but the chin is one of the most common areas for a person to feel self conscious about. For women a gentle jaw line and small chin is generally accepted as the ‘norm’, whereas men generally have sharper, thicker jaws and a larger chin than their female counterparts.

If a person feels that their chin borders or strays from these ‘norms’, it can cause problems in social interaction and in particular self confidence. Luckily with today’s technology we can enhance a naturally small chin or reduce a naturally prominent one with surgery and surgical implants, to give an individual more confidence in the way that they look.

This surgery is known within the medical field as mentoplasty, and can be split into two main categories: reduction and augmentation. A reduction can either be done by removing excess bone, or by physically moving the jaw bone to alter the shape of the face. An augmentation will often involve a surgical implant, but the jaw can also be moved into place with this type of procedure too.

Here in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and his surgical team are considered the top experts in chin augmentations. If you are considering a mentoplasty of any type, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, where you can talk through the factors influencing your chin, and what a procedure may involve. At this surgery we make use of VECTRA imaging, which allows you to see your current face from a number of angles, and then apply a procedure to it using 3D imaging technology. From there you can view the possible results virtually, and decide (with the help of a physician) what the best course of action would be. For details on how to book a consultation, please visit our page that comes under ‘Where Do I Start?