A chin augmentation procedure is done for the purpose of strengthening the look of a chin, giving it more definition.

Chin augmentation surgery creates a more defined chin and jawline and can have a significant impact on one's appearance. Many men and women seek chin augmentation to create better harmony with their other facial features and balance their facial profile. For men, a more prominent chin is often perceived as indicative of strength, leadership, and determination.

Benefits of a Chin Augmentation

The chin augmentation procedure is a low-risk procedure that can create dramatic but natural-looking results. It is often performed with other facial plastic surgery procedures as a way to maintain facial balance or improve the overall facial aesthetic. Chin augmentation is most often paired with rhinoplasty to achieve a balanced profile. A chin implant can be added to a facelift to achieve a smooth, aesthetically contoured, youthful jawline as well.

Stronger, more prominent chins are viewed in our society as the mark of good character, personal strength, and even perseverance. With so many fine qualities associated with the chin, it's easy to see what makes chin augmentation a popular facial surgery. As a result, many chin augmentation patients experience an increase in their confidence and self-image.

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The Chin Augmentation Consultation

During a chin augmentation consultation, you will meet one-on-one with Dr. Vito C. Quatela or Dr. Heather Lee. Your surgeon will answer your questions about the procedure and discuss your aesthetic goals. The chin augmentation procedure and recovery will be discussed as well as what can and cannot be achieved with a chin implant. Your medical history, previous surgeries, current  medical conditions and medications will be discussed to ensure your safety. Before and after photos of patients who have had chin augmentation surgery are also available for you to view.

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Dr. Vito Quatela Dr. Vito Quatela

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation

All prospective chin augmentation patients must be in good physical health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their potential results in order to be considered a candidate for the procedure. Prospective patients should also be aware of the balance of their facial structure, the appearance of sunken chins, or the effects of aging on their chin and jaw contour. Through your consultation with Dr. Quatela or Dr. Lee, you will determine the best methods to achieve your desired results.

The Chin Augmentation Procedure

Chin augmentation surgeries are typically performed under local anesthetics with IV sedation. During the procedure, your surgeon will place one small incision in the skin just beneath the chin. The implant will then be inserted through this incision and secured to the bone for stability and long-lasting results. The incision will be closed to complete the procedure. If you are having a chin augmentation performed along with another facial plastic surgery, the order of your surgical steps may vary. Your surgeon can provide you with a more detailed description of the procedure and methods that will be used to create your final surgical results.

Recovery from Chin Augmentation Surgery

The recovery from chin augmentation is very straightforward, lasting only a few days to a week in most cases. Patients should expect some swelling, mild discomfort, and bruising around the chin and lower face. Following Dr. Quatela's instructions for proper aftercare methods is the key to your successful and quick recovery. Take your pain medication, apply cold compresses, and get as much rest as you need. Most patients are able to return to work within one week following surgery. If you have any specific concerns or experience unexpected side effects, contact our office for assistance.

Choosing the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Quatela is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and Dr. Lee is a board-eligible facial plastic surgeon. They both specialize in facial plastic surgery procedures and have extensive experience with chin augmentation and facial contouring surgeries. Their mission is to improve people's lives by aesthetically enhancing their appearance and increasing their personal confidence.

Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedure of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Chin Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a chin augmentation procedure take?

The duration of your chin augmentation procedure can last up to one hour but may vary. If you are adding chin augmentation to another procedure, it will add time onto that surgery as well. Discuss your surgical schedule with your surgeon for more specific information.

Where will there be scarring after my chin augmentation?

Chin implant surgery will result in some scarring at the incision site. In most cases, this will be a natural crease of the skin beneath the chin. As the scar tissue forms and matures, any exterior scar will fade and become nearly undetectable.

How long does chin augmentation recovery last?

Recovery from chin augmentation surgery generally lasts a few days up to one week. Talk to your surgeon about your personal recovery timeline before making plans to return to work or resume any high-impact activities.

What type of implant is used for chin augmentation?

Chin implants are made of biocompatible, synthetic materials that are safe to insert under the skin to achieve enhancement results that last indefinitely. A chin implant can also be easily removed in the future if a patient chooses to reverse the effects.

How can I be sure my chin augmentation results will look natural?

To achieve optimal results, find a facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial augmentation procedures. Dr. Quatela and Dr. Lee are known for achieving natural-looking results with facial plastic surgery procedures.

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The Quatela Center's reputation as one of New York's finest cosmetic plastic surgery practices attracts patients to Rochester from throughout the state. Choose one of the locations below for driving directions to our practice.

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973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000

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