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Symmetry and balance are extremely important in determining overall facial appearance, and the chin plays a major role in contributing to facial symmetry and the balance of your facial features. Whether you have a small or large chin, plastic surgeon Darren M. Smith, MD uses his skills and experience to refine your chin so it is optimally proportional to your face.

Serving New York City and patients from around the world, Dr. Smith routinely achieves remarkable results for his patients. He applies his advanced subspecialty training in craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery to refine his patients’ chin shape and proportions to improve their facial appearance – and boost self-confidence.

To learn more about chin augmentation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

What is a chin augmentation?

A chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges and reshapes the chin and provides an improved facial profile.

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Why would I have a chin augmentation?

If you’ve been feeling unhappy with the appearance of your chin from the front, or how it fits with your profile, a chin augmentation could be a great fit for you. Chin augmentation is performed to address an under-projected chin (when the chin is set back closer to the neck).

What about a chin reduction?

Alternatively, if you have an overly strong chin projection (where the chin juts out away from the neck) Dr. Smith can reshape the existing bone to provide a softer, more harmonious facial profile. Finally, if your chin looks uneven from the front, Dr. Smith can modify it to provide improved symmetry and better overall facial balance.

Benefits of a chin augmentation include:

The chin and nose are strongly related to each other. A small chin may make a large nose more prominent, and vice versa. Many patients seeking to change their chin’s appearance also consider having a rhinoplasty (nose job), which can be done at the same time.

How do I prepare for chin augmentation surgery?

In some cases, Dr. Smith may want to perform advanced 3D imaging studies of your face and chin to get a detailed picture of which procedures would best improve and enhance your chin and facial profile. You can discuss your desired goals and concerns with him in depth so you are comfortable with the procedure. You will also discuss your medical history, medications, previous surgeries, and procedure details.

What can I expect after a chin augmentation procedure?

Results will be immediately noticeable after a chin augmentation. Depending on the procedure performed, you may have bandages around your chin and head to keep the area clean and reduce swelling. If you received an implant, the area may be taped to keep the implant in place as it heals.

It is best to plan on approximately three to five days off work following this procedure (no time off is needed if your procedure is performed with dermal fillers). You will have some swelling and bruising, but this should be reduced to the point where only you and Dr. Smith will notice it within a week or two. You will be able to return to full exertion in 2 weeks but should avoid any activity in which your chin may be exposed to direct trauma for 6 weeks after the procedure.

Give us a call today or book online to start discussing your options for a chin augmentation that can improve the overall symmetry and profile of your face.


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