If you feel that your chin is too big or too small for the rest of your face, a chin augmentation may be able to help. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton can help you improve your facial profile.
Genioplasty, commonly called chin enhancement surgery, is done to either enhance or reduce the chin’s profile. A qualified chin enhancement surgeon, such as Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, can add appropriate shape or definition, depending upon the individual’s facial structure.
The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Newport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.
If your chin is too big or too small and you are noticing it impacting your facial profile, you may be a candidate for chin augmentation. A consultation with Dr. Lawton can help you understand your facial surgery options and determine if genioplasty is right for you.
Chin enhancement surgery is performed with an implant and reduction surgery involves the careful removal of bone. Chin enhancement surgeon Dr. Lawton sometimes recommends nose surgery in concert with chin enhancement surgery to achieve balance in terms of facial proportion because the change from a chin augmentation may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
The goal of any chin enhancement surgery performed by Dr. Lawton is to create the most natural profile, which includes a harmonious balance of facial features.
You should expect to take about a week off from work when you have a genioplasty. Most patients can return to all their normal activities after 7 days. You may experience some swelling and bruising after surgery, but this will subside after a few days.