Chin Augmentation and Reduction in Los Angeles

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It is common for a person to feel self-conscious or unhappy with the look of their chin – whether they feel it is too big, too small, or simply out of sync with the rest of their face. Chin surgery can help provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so you feel better about the way you look. Our Los Angeles plastic surgeons offer both chin augmentation and chin reduction procedures to help patients achieve a look they are happy with.

Chin Augmentation


Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that does not project in proportion to a person’s forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.

There are many techniques and materials that can be used to augment the chin. The most common technique that we perform in Los Angeles is an intra-oral approach used to avoid any visible scars, and the most common material used is a silicone implant.

Chin augmentation can enhance the contours of your face, and also improve balance by making the chin more proportionate with the rest of your facial features. This procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty as an appropriately sized chin can balance out the strength of the nose. Chin augmentation may also be combined with other facial surgeries to rejuvenate the face and obtain facial symmetry and harmony.

A successful chin augmentation can enhance your appearance as well as your self-esteem.

Chin Reduction


Chin reduction (or Mentoplasty) is a surgical procedure that works to reshape the chin through reduction surgery on the bone. We may recommend chin surgery to you if you are having nose surgery in order to improve facial proportions, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.

Some people actually find that their chins are too large and/or wide to fit in with their other facial features. By moderately reshaping the bone and other structural tissues, chin reduction surgery can create a more pleasing contour for your face. No facial implants are required and the results should appear natural. Alternatively, when a prominent chin makes the nose or other facial features appear too small for the face, chin reduction surgery can provide for a balanced look. Chin reduction surgery offers an effective solution for refining facial definition and contour.

Chin reduction surgery is a relatively simple procedure that our experienced surgeons can perform to transform your appearance, create a more harmonious profile, and help you feel more confident about your appearance.

Begin Your Chin Surgery in Los Angeles

If you are unhappy with the look of your chin, a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles plastic surgeons can help. Give us a call today at Wave Plastic Surgery.