Chin Up: What a Chin Augmentation Can Do for You

Although not a facial feature often commented on like a person’s eyes, smile, or nose, the chin plays an important role influencing a person’s overall appearance – for better or worse! 

Your chin’s placement affects the prominence and symmetry of your jawline, for example, which in turn affects your chin-neck angle and the skin below your jaw. Plus, the prominence of your chin helps shape your smile and your profile too. Pretty important, right? 

If you don’t like your chin, your jawline, or your chin-neck angle, there is good news! A skeletal chin augmentation may be the solution you want to achieve symmetry and balance while complementing your other facial features. 

What is a Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation, also called genioplasty, is a procedure in which Dr. Lucas surgically increases the skeletal prominence of your chin in one of two ways: 

  • By implant: inserting a chin implant during augmentation
  • By osteotomy: cutting/moving the chin forward 

Both procedures are usually combined with liposuction of the neck, which can help you appear younger and slimmer while better highlighting your new-and-improved chin! Depending on which surgical approach is best for you, the procedure may also involve some fat grafting or bone grafting to best shape and position the chin and give you the most natural-looking results. 

Rest assured: with his extensive education (including dental school) and experience in craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Lucas will identify the best technique to give you the best results from your chin augmentation!  

A Surgical Plan + Results Customized to YOU

When you come to The Lucas Center for your initial consultation, Dr. Lucas takes the time to learn about your overall health, answer your questions, and hear your goals. He also performs an advanced 3D analysis of your facial structure, using state-of-the-art 3D Vectra Imaging Technology. Then, he customizes a surgical plan that’s best for you. 

The most exciting part of preparing for your chin augmentation: 3D Vectra allows you to see an advanced simulation of your results from multiple angles! That way, you can move forward knowing you’ll get the natural-looking, confidence-inspiring results you want! 

Are You a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

So, how do you know if this surgery is a good fit for you?

You may be a good candidate for chin augmentation if: 

  • You dislike the look of your chin
  • You think your chin is too short or not prominent enough
  • You are in good health
  • Your weight is relatively stable
  • You do not smoke

If this sounds like you, it may be time to take the next step! When you’re ready, give us a call at (865) 218-6210 or schedule a consultation with Dr. Lucas to discuss your options and see your simulated results. 

We can’t wait to help you gain greater confidence and face the world “chin up”!

(865) 217-0572