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The jawline, when well defined, is the cornerstone of a balanced and attractive face, as explained by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Thus, when an individual’s chin is under-projected or weak, chin augmentation involves surgically placing an implant into the chin to enhance facial harmony and structure.

At San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Evan Ransom is an expert in chin enhancement (Genioplasty) and augmentation, offering patients a variety of options to achieve balance and facial harmony. Though Dr. Ransom prefers biocompatible chin implants, some results can be achieved using soft tissue fillers. As a rule, Dr. Ransom only performs mandible jaw surgery in extreme cases, given the higher risks to the sensory and motor nerves of the chin and mouth.

If you are considering chin augmentation, the following are a few questions to consider:

Why get a chin implant? When contemplating chin implant surgery, it’s important to understand what you’re trying to achieve and why. Generally, if you are bothered by a recessed or “weak” chin, or if you feel as though your facial features are not proportionate, chin augmentation can help you feel more confident and balanced. Moreover, a chin implant improves the definition of the neck and jawline, and also reduces the appearance of a double chin.

How is chin augmentation performed? Depending on the method used, chin implant surgery is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, unless it is combined with other cosmetic services. A small incision is made beneath the chin or inside of the mouth, creating space for the implant. The implant is then molded around the chin bone.

How long will results last? Chin implants are permanent, and will not be affected by the body’s natural aging process.

What are the risks? As with any surgery, there are risks such as infection, internal bleeding, scarring and side effects from anesthesia. Specifically, with a chin augmentation, there is a slight risk that the implant will shift. However, choosing an experienced and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon significantly reduces these risks.

Modern Chin Implant Designs To Meet Your Aesthetic Goals!

Dr. Evan Ransom chooses modern implant designs that help patients achieve their unique aesthetic goals. Most importantly, Dr. Ransom tailors treatment according to each patient. To discuss your options for chin enhancement in the Bay area, contact San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgery today.

Posted on behalf of San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

Our Patient Reviews

San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

5 / 5.0

Based on 23 reviews

Christina G.

I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!

Tk I.

I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!

Joey B.

I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.

Edward T.

Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.

Lisa C.

Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.

Cheryl H.

Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.

Jill P.

I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.

Arielle C.

Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.