Chin Augmentation

Chin Anatomy

From Superficial to Deep

  1. Skin
  2. Subcutaneous Fat
  3. Mentalis & Depressor Muscles
  4. Mandible

Chin and Profile

Chin in Profile

Ratios and Measurements Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment Goals

  • Merrifield Z angle (80 +/- 5 degrees)
  • Zero meridian of Gonzales-Ulloa
  • Legan angle (12 +/- 4 degrees)

Why Augment the Chin?

  • It is important to identity the origin of the chin/mandible deficiency, whether retrognathia, micronathia, or microgenia
  • Underprojection of the chin can create an illusion of an overly large or overprojected nose
  • In many patients, alteration of the nose (rhinoplasty) cannot restore balance to the face alone

Common Methods of Chin Augmentation

  • Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler
  • Silicone preformed implants 
  • Sliding Genioplasty

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Facial Focus Cosmetic Surgery

10815 Ranch Road 2222, Bldg 3C, Ste 101, Austin, Texas 78730, United States

(512) 717-9475