About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a popular aesthetic treatment that reshapes the chin for men and women who have a recessed chin, or one they believe is too large. Many times when a chin is too small, it can create a lack of profile definition. Cosmetic chin surgery is performed with a silicone implant to create a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. In Boston, MA, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio performs various options to consider for your chin augmentation. Aside from implants, which are produced in numerous sizes and shapes, nonsurgical treatments, such as injectable fillers, can be used to reshape your chin. For oversized chins, genioplasty should be considered. This surgery at Back Bay Plastic Surgery shaves and removes bone to reduce your chin and jaw to a smaller size.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr. Daniel A. Delvecchio is the best of the best. I have had many many cosmetic surgeries with many many surgeons all around the world and so I have the experience to say he is the best. I have been to 2 of his offices, the one in NYC & Boston. They’re gorgeous & clean. To have a great doctor he must not only be experienced but intelligent & confident. Dr. D is so confident in his work & I love that. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing when you wake up you’re going to get the results you want. I read somewhere that he humiliates women? His entire office staff is women. I personally have sent SIX of my own friends and family to him as well & they have ALL been elated with their results. Anyone who speaks negatively on his name or practice is not only ignorant but they’re giving inaccurate information. If they don’t have good results it’s how their own personal body is reacting and not how his technique. I know for a fact that Dr. D travels all around the world to learn new things & is beyond informed with the latest & greatest techniques. When I did my surgery with him, he gave me his cell # & was available to me 24/7 with anything I needed. Other doctors I’ve used have passed me onto their assistants but he helped me himself. I can only speak for myself but the other 6 people that I have sent to him have their own judge of character and opinions-they have been nothing less than thrilled. You also don’t get an office on Newbury St. in Boston Mass if you are not top notch."- M.C. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
Chin augmentation is a treatment for both women and men. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and dislike the weak profile it creates, chin augmentation can redefine the lower aspect of your face. It is also common for some of our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation treatment. This combined approach offers great opportunity for the features of your face to be in line and balanced.
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia is used, or IV sedation in some cases. An incision is placed under your chin. Through this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to secure the implant in place, which includes shaving some of the bone to make grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone below your bottom lip. In some cases, the incision can also be made inside the lip where it meets your gumline. Both incision points help to hide scars. Tiny stitches are used to safely close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Cosmetic chin surgery produces immediate obvious outcomes, which is usually very exciting for our clients. Although facial swelling and bruising will occur right after your surgery, this is temporary. In most cases, chin augmentation roughly takes two weeks of recovery. Strenuous activity should be avoided during this time period. Chin augmentation surgery has extremely high success rates and under the hands of a reputable surgeon, like Dr. Del Vecchio, your outcome will look natural and proportionate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Del Vecchio will be able to start estimating your total cost for chin augmentation in your consultation once your treatment plan is formed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of the implant you choose, as well as anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. A cosmetic procedure, like chin augmentation, can give you great results that last a long time so it's smart to focus more on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Del Vecchio, instead of shopping for the lowest price. Back Bay Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your chin surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is designed to offer you a sharper, stronger look to the jawline. If you have a double chin, you may be a better candidate for a liposuction procedure where the fat in your upper neck below the jawline (the submental area) is removed. Sometimes this technique alone can create a new profile and look without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Del Vecchio will discuss your options and his recommendations during your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some patients combine chin augmentation with other facial surgeries, like cheek augmentation or rhinoplasty. Dr. Del Vecchio will help you decide which procedures are best for your needs and goals during your consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own what procedure(s) will be the most beneficial, which is why a consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio is so important. He can use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Depending on the condition of your chin and your goals, you may need both procedures or just one. A genioplasty, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, may also be performed to improve your dental bite or another medical concern. Dr. Del Vecchio will help you decide whether you should get chin augmentation (mentoplasty), genioplasty, or both.
Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery has proven to be extremely beneficial to many Boston, MA patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio. This surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the look of your chin and wish to alter its shape and size, chin augmentation can create the look you are wanting. Please contact Back Bay Plastic Surgery and plan your consult with Dr. Del Vecchio to learn more about your options.