Chin and cheek augmentation are common procedures used to achieve balance in the structure and proportions of the face or to improve projection of these features. Augmentation procedures may be done alongside other procedures intended to provide facial balance, such as a rhinoplasty.

A chin augmentation surgery is meant to enhance the overall balance of the lower face by improving the chin structure. This may involve surgical correction of the jawbone itself or the placement of implants.

A check augmentation is a procedure that is designed to address drooping in the cheekbones, which may result in a “hollowed” appearance. Cheek augmentation is not meant to create bigger cheekbones, but rather to replace the fullness that has been lost in the cheeks through the aging process. Cheek augmentation may be achieved using:

• Temporary fillers, or
• Facial implants, which can achieve a more enhanced, precise, and permanent facial balance

During the augmentation procedure, a synthetic implant, which is specially tailored to provide the desired facial contours, is inserted into a pocket beneath the skin.

Dr. Lorenc’s surgical objective during a chin or cheek augmentation is to achieve a subtle but distinct change in the overall aesthetic harmony of the face.

Who is an ideal candidate?

Chin and/or cheek augmentation may be right for you if you wish to restore or improve your facial balance. Augmentation is for both men and women, and the goals of the procedure are tailored to match each person’s specific needs. You may consider a chin and/or cheek augmentation procedure if you want:

• A more prominent jawline
• A cleaner, more supported jawline
• Fuller cheeks

Other considerations that should be weighed when determining if chin or cheek augmentation is right for you include:

• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach the augmentation procedure with positive and realistic expectations