Chin surgery is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by augmentation (genioplasty) or reduction surgery (mentoplasty). Chin augmentation can be performed with implants or bone manipulation. When performing chin surgery, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros, focuses on improving your profile by creating a better balance between your chin and other facial features. The size of the chin can magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose or presence of a heavy neck. However, increasing the projection of your chin will not typically affect your bite or jaw function. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"Dr. Bidros and his staff are a true blessing. They are very friendly and make you feel special. I highly recommend him and staff. They are the best."- S.W. / Facebook / Jul 30, 2017
"Dr. Rafi Bidro and his staff are the best! I've been to many different consultations before him and once I had my consultation with him, I knew he is the BEST! I can assure you he is better than the rest his work speaks for itself!"- D.W. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"In May of this year I saw Dr. Bidros for Plastic Surgery. I had just been informed that I had cancer and would need a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I was actually in shock and everything that anyone told me was not real. At first, everything was negative and I wanted no part of anything especially surgery. On May 25th the surgery was performed and Dr. Bidros did a fantastic procedure. On July 4th I developed a hematoma and on the 5th was my second surgery and as he completed the second surgery he was able to do the total reconstructive surgery. As of today, July 27th I am doing fantastic. Dr. Bidros performed an excellent reconstructive surgery and has an excellent personality and bedside manner. His Assistant, Mandy is wonderful with his patients and makes you feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bidros to anyone that wants to feel comfortable and wants excellent work. He is very caring and honest."- C.H. / Google / Jul 16, 2017
"Dr. Bidros and his team showed genuine care, patience and support in a very difficult for me time. The results of the procedures gave me a sense of completeness and went far beyond expectations. I will be forever grateful!"- N.P. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
There are 2 techniques for enhancing and contouring your chin. One, performed through an incision inside the mouth, requires moving the chinbone (genioplasty). Another, which is a more common approach, involves the insertion of a chin implant (chin augmentation). The implant is inserted through incisions inside your mouth or on the underside of your chin. During a mentoplasty, the incision may be made inside the mouth of under the chin to allow a surgical instrument to reduce and reshape the chin bone.
Chin augmentation surgery is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia in an accredited outpatient surgical facility. After the surgery, you will spend a few hours under observation before you are allowed to go home with a responsible adult for your recovery. To permit proper healing following chin augmentation, you may be placed on a liquid diet for 1-2 days. Your chin may also be taped or bandaged. Dr. Bidros will go over any specific post-surgical instructions and schedule follow up appointments to check on your healing and the results of the surgery.
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- Average Cost
- $3,600 - $4,600
Chin Surgery FAQs
Do I Need It?
To help you understand the current proportions of your face, Dr. Bidros will occasionally use a computerized simulation to help you recognize this unique relationship between your nose and your chin. By seeing and measuring the imbalance, Dr. Bidros can help you decide if chin surgery is right for you.
For best results, chin augmentation may also be combined with a neck lift or facelift. Dr. Bidros may also recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion. Using his years of experience, Dr. Bidros will guide you to your best treatment plan.
Genioplasty or Implant?
Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Bidros may use an implant to enhance the appearance of the chin or perform a genioplasty to manipulate the chin bone into a forward position. During the initial consultation, Dr. Bidros will assess the patient’s chin and determine which technique is best for you.