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An under projecting chin can detract significantly from the overall facial harmony and balance. For example, a normal sized nose can appear too large when there is loss of the balancing effect from the lower face (chin). Some people even wrongly equate a small chin somehow with weakness of an individual.

The goal of a chin enlargement, or mentoplasty, is to increase the size of the chin, usually to a more anterior (forward) position though it can also be for increased vertical height. Three approaches can be considered for accomplish this:

The most common technique used to obtain a chin enlargement is with the placement of a solid silicone implant directly on the under projecting chin. This is accomplished either through a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth. Surgery can be performed using sedation or under general anesthesia. The procedure is also frequently done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty, facelift and neck contouring.

Chin Augmentation Before-and-After Photos*

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub is a very experienced plastic surgeon who has performed a large number of chin augmentations in over 20 years of practice. The following are examples of his expertise in this procedure.

*Individual Results May Vary

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Please contact the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to learn more about chin enlargement or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Turkeltaub.

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As always, our highest priority is to ensure YOUR safety and well-being.

With coronavirus/COVID-19 still a health issue, we want you to know that we are continuing to take extreme infection control measures in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. This also means that only patients will be permitted to come into our office and everyone will have their temperature checked.

In an abundance of caution, we are requesting that if you are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness, please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

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