Ask Dr. K: What Is A Chin Augmentation?

A Chin Augmentation is a very common procedure in my practice with the aim of bringing balance and harmony to the proportions of the patient’s face. This is achieved by way of correcting a weak chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone absorption or facial trauma.

The procedure can vary in terms of process and magnitude depending on the severity and the desired result. It can be as simple as injecting a temporary filler to the area to  implanting a silicon chin implant, to even having a genioplasty, more commonly known as chin repositioning.

Reasons patients either request a chin implant or are advised to do so is to enhance the overall balance of the face. For instance, a weak chin make one’s nose appear larger and can even make the neck appear to have more fat. Adversely, a chin that is too large will steal focus from other features and will dominate the person’s appearance. Ideally, there should be a balanced relationship between the features and the structure of the face.
Although chin augmentation can be a routine procedure it is crucial, as with any surgery, that you do your research. Is your doctor board certified? Has your doctor performed this before and can you see before and after images? You can never be too informed when it comes to your health and safety so be sure to ask the tough questions and really make sure this something you want.
I have many patients who have received a chin augmentation, either on it’s own or complimentary to a rhinoplasty. If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to see more images of my patients with chin augmentation, do not hesitate to contact me.

Lift MD Aesthetics® by Dr. Garo Kassabian

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210


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