About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a popular cosmetic treatment that reshapes the chin for patients with a recessed chin, or one they feel is too large. Often when a chin is too small, it can create a lack of profile definition. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using an implant or injectable fillers to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In Hinsdale, IL, aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George J. Kouris offers various options to consider for your chin augmentation. In addition to implants, which are produced in numerous sizes and shapes, noninvasive treatments, such as fillers or Kybella, can help add contour. For oversized chins, genioplasty might be an option. This surgery at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery removes bone and cartilage to reduce your chin and jaw to a smaller size.
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I had a very successful outcome with Dr. Kouris and his staff. From the beginning I felt like I was in competent, caring hands. Highly professional and experienced."- M.S. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
Chin augmentation is a treatment for men, as well as women. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and do not like the undefined profile it offers, chin augmentation can improve the lower aspect of your face. It's also fairly common for our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation procedure. This combined approach offers great reassurance for the prominent structures of your face to be in line and balanced.
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia will be administered, or IV sedation in some cases. The incision is placed under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to keep the implant device in its proper place, which involves shaving some of the bone to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone below your lower lip. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to conceal scars. Tiny sutures are used to safely close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect
Cosmetic chin treatment produces immediate obvious results, which can be pretty exciting for our patients. Even though facial swelling and discoloration will be present right after your surgery, this is temporary. In most cases, chin augmentation takes about two weeks of healing. Strenuous activity should not be performed during this time period. This particular surgery has extremely high success rates and by having it under the hands of a reputable surgeon, like Dr. Kouris, your outcome will be natural and proportionate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Kouris can begin to estimate your costs for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is formed. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, as well as anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. A surgery, like a chin implant, can produce great, long-lasting results so it is smart to concentrate on finding a doctor you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Kouris, rather than the lowest cost. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes several payments, and we will give you information on low-interest medical financing, which can make your chin surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Kouris will discuss your choices and his suggestions in your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people have chin augmentation along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Kouris can help you choose the procedures that are best for your concerns and wants in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why a consultation with Dr. Kouris is so crucial. He will use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have stubborn fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella can be a nonsurgical option to improve your chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Tell Dr. Kouris in your initial consultation so he can explain all your choices and choose what's best for your goals.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that builds fullness and shape to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Based on the state of your chin and your cosmetic goals, you might require both surgeries or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve medical concerns, like your dental bite. Dr. Kouris can help you choose whether to get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery continues to be very beneficial to so many Hinsdale, IL patients of Dr. Kouris. This surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation can create the look you are wishing for. Please call Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. George Kouris to hear more about your options.