Eugene, Oregon Chin Reshaping

Adding definition to a weak chin can restore facial harmony

You may be a candidate for chin enlargement if you have a small or receding chin. A chin that looks too small in comparison with other facial features and possibly makes the nose appear longer. Chin implants are also appropriate for individuals with a desire for increased chin prominence.

A chin implant is intended to give the patient an improved profile, as well as a more attractive jaw line that creates a better balance between the chin and other facial features.

The chin enlargement procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. Dr. Movassaghi performs surgery at McKenzie Surgery Center or Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. An incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin, and an implant is placed. In an alternative method called sliding osteotomy, a portion of the chin bone is moved forward.

“Dr. Movassaghi, thank you, thank you, thank you for making me feel like a new person. When you said you were a perfectionist, you were right. I feel as if my new look is so beautiful and natural.”*

—Actual Patient

The patient goes home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness, and possible local numbness gradually subside within a month or two.

Additional procedures that would enhance the result of chin enhancement are neck lift, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), or laser skin resurfacing.

Chin enlargement is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.

The specific risks and the suitability of a chin enhancement procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.