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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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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to 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.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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