About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that redefines the profile of men and women who have a recessed chin or one they feel is too large. Often, a chin that is too small in size can create a lack of facial definition. To address this, cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to enhance your profile. The most effective technique to accomplish this is by using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and an appealing profile. In San Diego, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson provides his patients with a number of options for gorgeous chin augmentation. For oversized chins, genioplasty could be an excellent way to balance your features. This surgery removes bone and cartilage to reduce the chin and jaw to a smaller size.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
Chin augmentation is a highly sought-out procedure among men and women alike. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and are unhappy with your undefined profile, chin augmentation with an implant can improve this and add dimension to your face. Often, patients can combine rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation procedure to balance their features. Performing these treatments alongside one another produces dramatic results that look stunning and work together to increase the attractiveness of your face for years to come.
During your chin augmentation procedure, local anesthesia will be used. If multiple procedures are being performed along with your chin surgery, general anesthesia may be used instead. To begin, an incision will be made underneath the chin or inside of the lip, and a surgical pocket to hold the implant will be formed. This pocket will be located directly on the surface of the mandible and lower jawbone. Your desired implant will then be placed and positioned so that it rests securely. Tiny sutures are then used to safely close the skin. Regardless of the incision location, any scars that result from your procedure will be easily hidden.
What to Expect
Cosmetic chin surgery produces immediate results. The fact that your results will be noticeable right after your procedure can be exciting for many. Even though facial swelling and discoloration will be present right after your surgery, these effects are temporary and will fade over time. In most cases, chin augmentation requires a week-long recovery. During this time, you should avoid any strenuous activity and rest. Chin augmentation is known for its extremely high success and satisfaction rates. When you place your cosmetic care in the capable hands of Dr. Laverson, your results will be stunning and last a long time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
The cost for your chin augmentation will depend on your unique concerns, the technique employed, and potential anesthesia fees, among other factors. Once your needs and goals have been discussed in detail with Dr. Laverson, he will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Based on this surgery plan, we will be able to estimate your costs. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic accepts a variety of payments, as well as low-interest medical financing.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to provide a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without requiring an implant. Dr. Laverson will discuss your choices and his suggestions during your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or rhinoplasty. Dr. Laverson can help you choose the procedures that are ideal for your concerns and goals. It can be challenging to decide which treatment(s) could be best for you on your own, which is why having a consultation with Dr. Laverson is so crucial. He will use his years of experience and eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop a personalized treatment plan that achieves the outcomes you want.
What's the difference between mentoplasty and genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to your chin. On the other hand, genioplasty reconstructs the chin bone, typically by removing unwanted matter. Depending on the state of your chin and your cosmetic goals, you could receive both surgeries or just one. In addition to being a cosmetic procedure, a genioplasty may also be done to improve certain medical concerns, like the alignment of your bite. Dr. Laverson can help you determine whether a mentoplasty, genioplasty, or both could best achieve your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery with an implant is frequently requested at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic because like rhinoplasty, chin augmentation aesthetically balances facial features and re-shapes a more striking facial profile. If you're considering an improvement in facial features, contact the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic and schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson. Our 3-D Canfield technology will graphically simulate your result before chin augmentation so you'll understand the change to expect.
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