Chin Augmentation in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers chin augmentation for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Chin Augmentation?
Men and women have different requirements for a well-defined chin. Men’s chins should be chiseled and more prominent compared to women. A woman’s chin should be softly contoured and blend well with her other facial features. The chin also affects your profile, and having a chin that is too small detracts from your nose, eyes, lips and cheeks. Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that adds size to the chin area.
What is a Chin Implant?
Dr. Ayala may recommend a chin implant for your augmentation. The implant is made of a silicone shell that is filled with silicone gel. This design mimics the texture of a natural chin. Chin implants can be removed if desired.
What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?
- Improves the side profile
- May make the nose look more proportionate
- Adds definition and contours that are gender-appropriate
Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
The best candidate for chin augmentation is someone with an underdefined chin that affects the frontal and profile appearance of the face. Chin augmentation is not right for everyone, so we recommend that you discuss the procedure with Dr. Ayala during a consultation.
What is the Procedure for Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation can be achieved using a few techniques:
- Making an incision inside the lower lip along the gum line and inserting a silicone implant
- Using fat grafting to add fullness to the chin area
- Using dermal fillers to lift the skin of the chin and give it a more defined appearance
What is Recovery Like After Chin Augmentation?
Downtime is only required for chin augmentation with an implant. Dr. Ayala explains what to expect after the procedure as part of the consultation. Fat grafting and dermal fillers for chin augmentation require no downtime.
Chin implants and fat grafting are considered long-term methods for adding volume to the chin area. Dermal fillers require follow-up treatments to maintain the additional volume in the chin.
Other potential complications that could arise include:
- Bruising or facial swelling
- Reoperation (for chin augmentation with implant)
How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost?
The cost of chin augmentation is based on the chosen technique and other factors. We can discuss pricing at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, we accept Prosper® and CareCredit® as financing options for our services.
Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers chin augmentation for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.