Chin Augmentation for Men in Rancho Cucamonga

We’re pro-beard, unless you’re letting yours get straggly to cover a weak chin. Instead of hiding behind scruff, come talk with our experienced cosmetic surgeons about your chin augmentation options.

The chin doesn’t get much attention, but it plays a big role in balancing your face, highlighting the strength of your other features, and helping provide a sharp, masculine contour between your head and neck. Strong features and a well-defined chin have long been held as hallmarks of masculinity, which is why many men feel uncomfortable with their look if they have a weak chin.

Dr. Jacob Haiavy, Dr. Irene Tower, and Dr. Emma Ryan make up the all-star team of cosmetic surgeons here at Inland Cosmetic Surgery—and they have many years of combined experience helping men feel more confident through personalized treatment and advanced surgical techniques. Chin augmentation surgery, or mentoplasty, is a great way to improve the contours of your face through the placement of a customized chin implant—and this technique has helped thousands feel better about their appearance.

Male patient shown before and 3 months after Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and Chin Augmentation.
Male patient shown before and 3 months after Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and Chin Augmentation.

Am I a good candidate for chin augmentation?

That depends! The only person who can answer that question for certain is your cosmetic surgeon. During your consultation with one of our surgeons, they’ll examine your chin, jawline, and bite to make sure you are physically a good candidate for surgery—and then they’ll listen closely to your concerns and goals to determine if chin augmentation is the best choice for giving you an optimal outcome.

Typically, there are only a few criteria good candidates for chin augmentation need to meet:

  • Has a small or receding chin
  • Dental bite is normal
  • Is a non-smoker in general good health

While a chin implant can correct other chin imperfections like dimples or a cleft chin, if the shape and size of your chin is proportionate and attractive, we typically recommend considering a minimally invasive option, like dermal fillers.

For those with a bite dysfunction, we can often still provide excellent results, though we will need to incorporate other techniques, such as jaw surgery.

  • Stronger Jawline: For men seeking a more pronounced and masculine jawline, a chin implant can create a stronger, more defined chin and jaw area.
  • Facial Proportion Improvement: A well-proportioned chin can bring balance to other facial features, such as the nose, making them appear more proportional.
  • Correction of a Weak or Recessed Chin: A chin implant can effectively correct a weak or recessed chin, a common concern among men, providing a more prominent and aesthetically pleasing chin.
  • Permanent Results: Unlike non-surgical options, a chin implant offers permanent enhancement and reshaping of the chin.
  • Improved Neck and Jawline Definition: By augmenting the chin, the procedure can also create a more distinct separation between the neck and jawline, enhancing the overall appearance.
  • Customizable to Individual Needs: Chin implants come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for a tailored approach to meet individual aesthetic goals.
  • Minimal Scarring: The surgery typically involves small, well-concealed incisions, resulting in minimal scarring.
  • Quick Recovery: Recovery from chin implant surgery is relatively quick compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures, with most men returning to normal activities within a week.
  • Anesthesia: Medications used to prevent pain during chin implant surgery, can be local or general.
  • Chin Augmentation: Also known as chin implant surgery, a procedure enhancing the chin’s size and shape.
  • Chin Implant: A medical device surgically inserted to augment the chin’s size and shape for aesthetic purposes.
  • Facial Harmony: The aesthetic balance and proportion among facial features, enhanced by chin implants.
  • Implant Material: The substance from which chin implants are made, typically silicone or other biocompatible materials.
  • Incision: A surgical cut made for inserting the chin implant, usually small and strategically placed to minimize visible scarring.
  • Jaw Implant: A surgical implant used to enhance the size and shape of the jawline for improved facial contours and balance.
  • Mentoplasty: The medical term for surgical chin augmentation.
  • Projection: The extent to which the chin protrudes from the face, adjustable with chin implants.
  • Proportion: The relative size of the chin compared to other facial features; chin implants aim to create a balanced look.
  • Recovery Time: The period required for healing after a chin implant surgery.
  • Silhouette: The outline or contour of the chin and jawline, modifiable with chin implants for enhanced appearance.
  • Sliding Genioplasty: A surgical alternative to chin implants where the chin bone is cut and repositioned to enhance the chin’s projection and shape.
  • Symmetry: The balanced arrangement of facial features, often a goal of chin augmentation for aesthetic improvement.

What is chin augmentation surgery like?

Your chin augmentation will be performed at our state-of-the-art, accredited surgical facility in Rancho Cucamonga. Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, so you’ll be able to return home the same day after your initial recovery, though you’ll need the help of a loved one to drive you.

In the hands of our experienced cosmetic surgeons, chin augmentation is a safe, straightforward procedure that provides consistent results. Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised at how smoothly surgery and recovery go—in addition to how quickly they start to feel like themselves again and are able to return to normal activities.

What are chin implants made of?

Chin implants are typically made of a safe, bio-compatible, medical-grade silicone that has been used safely for many years in the body. The implants are designed to be strong and durable yet flexible enough to provide a natural look and feel.

Chin implants are sized exactly to fit your anatomy, creating a seamless, natural end result.

Where are chin augmentation incisions?

Your surgeon will make an incision either just under your chin or inside your mouth, where any resulting scarring will be minimally visible. Through the incision, your surgeon will place your custom-sized implant in a pocket just above your chin bone and beneath the muscles.

What should I expect after chin augmentation surgery?

After your procedure and a brief period of time in the recovery room, you’ll be sent home with either tape or a bandage around your chin to help reduce swelling and discomfort. You’ll be up and around the day of your surgery, though you’ll need to take it easy for a few days as your body heals. Strenuous activities will need to be avoided for a couple weeks, but you’ll be able to return to work in about 3 – 4 days.

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Are there alternatives to surgical chin augmentation?

For some patients, non-surgical chin augmentation using dermal fillers or reducing fat around the jaw with Kybella or liposuction may be an option—chin implants aren’t always necessary to provide a great result. Excess fat under the chin and along the jawline, for instance, can mask the natural contours of your chin, making it appear recessed or weak. Removing that fat can accentuate the jawline, restore balance to the face, and uncover a relatively strong chin.

Explore your options during a private, personalized consultation

Inland Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located in Rancho Cucamonga. Our private, welcoming facility was lovingly designed for your comfort, and our surgeons and staff understand how to be discreet. To learn more about chin augmentation or find out which procedures are the right fit for you, contact us today to schedule your consult.

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