Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a procedure to reshape the chin either by augmentation with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Individuals elect to have this because they feel their chin is too small or too large and doesn’t fit with their ideal proportions of the face and neck. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm perform chin augmentation surgery for Houston patients desiring a sharper profile and more balanced facial appearance. While it may be done as an isolated procedure, it is also commonly combined with other facial surgeries such as rhinoplasty, facelift and liposuction to achieve optimal facial harmony.
Chin Implants and Nose Surgery@headingTag>
It is very common that patients combine a chin implant with cosmetic nose surgery, known as rhinoplasty. A weak chin can give the appearance of a larger nose or a shorter neckline. For some patients, due to genetics, trauma or malformation, cosmetic alteration of the nose or chin alone does not provide the optimal facial proportion a patient desires. During the consultation, we will complete a thorough evaluation, including digital photo imaging, to determine if chin surgery, as well as rhinoplasty, is needed to achieve maximum facial harmony.
What Sets Us Apart@headingTag>
As facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm focus exclusively on aesthetic surgery for the face, head and neck and have won numerous awards by peers and patients for their surgical expertise and quality patient care. Dr. Kridel has published over 100 scientific journal articles on facial rejuvenation surgery, including chin implants. Patients, including physicians and their family members, come from Houston and throughout the country for surgery because of our surgeons’ recognized skill and experience in this area.
"Dr Angela Sturm-Obrien Create a unique treatment plan for me . I was Tired of injections and filler and temporary results when i finally contacted her . She was very careful to listen to my desired results and now shortly after my rhino tip , brow lift and hairline reduction I am feeling happier then ever . Her Staff was the best that Ive met between USA and Canada . For me Dr Sturm seen the inner beauty in me and made it shine and sparkle . On a Rating scale it isnt fair enough to say nationally when to they rate top notch internationally to this Traveling winter snow Bird from Canada . Eva Mae Facebook only 8 days after now ."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 26, 2016
"From the moment I first encountered Dr. Sturm, there was a connection. She was the featured speaker at a "seminar" devoted to facial plastic surgery. I listened to her presentation and was amazed at her command of the subject matter. She handled each question from the audience adeptly and encouraged anyone interested to visit her office for a "free consultation." I followed up on the offer and soon after my consultation, scheduled a procedure with her. I am very pleased with the outcome, the aftercare and especially Dr. Sturm's sincere attention to my complete satisfaction in every respect. Would I trust my future facial plastic surgery needs to Dr. Sturm? Without a doubt! "- J.S. / Google / Jan 13, 2016
"Dr. Sturm performed an upper eyelid lift. Surgery went extremely smoothly, and healing was a breeze. Plus, it's exactly the result I wanted. Minimal downtime, and I can only speak for myself, but I had no pain whatsoever throughout the entire process and very minimal bruising/swelling, which only lasted a few days. Her office staff is superb, with excellent pre-op visits, including a consultation that felt very easy and comfortable, answering all my questions. Several post-op visits, with great care taken to ensure my healing went as well as could be expected. Highly recommend!"- P.B. / Google / Jan 10, 2016
"Excellent care, superior service - would definitely recommend Dr. Kridel and his staff"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 03, 2016
"I am a 56-year old female. I did a lot of research and ended up having my surgery (facelift and upper and lower eyelids) performed by Dr. Kridel. The entire experience, from the very thorough consultation thru the surgery and recovery process, was completely professional and positive. My husband thinks I look 15 years younger and I am extremely pleased. I highly recommend Dr. Kridel"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 20, 2015
Chin augmentation surgery takes about an hour and is performed with a biocompatible medical-grade implant that is designed in a variety of shapes and sizes. During this surgery, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm will insert the chin implant using a small incision in the natural crease line under the chin or inside the mouth. The implant feels like normal bone when it is in place. After implantation, the surgeon will secure the implant with a few stitches. When the incision is inside the mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar is hidden and virtually undetectable.
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical facility. Immediately after surgery, a dressing is applied that will remain in place for three to four days. Any pain is minimal, however, patients may experience some tenderness, swelling and a stretched, tight sensation after the surgery. This usually subsides in a week. After several weeks, most swelling will be gone and patients are thrilled with their results. Patients do not feel the implant because it assumes the consistency and feel of their own tissue.
Most patients can expect to pay between $2,500-$3,500 for a chin augmentation procedure. The exact and final cost will vary depending on the extent of the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,150 - $3,900
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Chin Augmentation FAQs@headingTag>
What About a Double Chin?@headingTag>
Chin implants are designed to offer patients a more harmonious jawline. Patients who have a “double chin” may also have submental liposuction done at the same time as the implant surgery, where the fat under the chin and neck is removed.
Scarring is very minimal with the chin augmentation surgical techniques used by Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm because the incision is placed either on the inside of the mouth, where it is completely hidden, or it is made under the chin, where it is also virtually hidden from sight.
Chin Implant Safety?@headingTag>
Chin implants have an excellent record for safety and patient satisfaction. At FSPA we use medical-grade materials, and will be happy to show you samples of implants during your consultation.