A weak or recessive chin can be improved with a chin implant. Our Sarasota, FL plastic surgery center offers chin augmentation, which is a cosmetic procedure that uses an implant to enhance the contours of the chin while strengthening the jaw line. It is a common procedure for both men and women and results in a natural and improved appearance. Chin augmentation surgery can be performed to supplement a nose procedure or to balance and improve the contours of the cheeks, or other area on the face. Chin implants are generally inserted within a chin pocket that is created along the lower border of the jaw to strengthen its features. Synthetic implants are typically made of a solid silicone material, and come in different sizes and shapes that can be matched to the patient’s aesthetic goals and personal preferences.
During chin augmentation, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips. A pocket is created, which will hold the prosthesis in place. Sometimes the bone is shaved to create a groove for the implant. Incisions are commonly placed in two areas that can easily conceal scars – on the underside of the chin or inside the lip, just between where the lower lip meets the gum. The results after this procedure are almost always positive for patients. An experience surgeon will create subtle results, yet dramatic enough to make a significant improvement to a person’s self esteem.
"Other - Dr. Mobley is highly skilled and has an excellent bedside manner. My results exceeded my expectations."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 01, 2017
"Simply the best...Dr David Mobley - I just turned 60..my eyes looked tired, my jawline disappeared, and I had wrinkles everywhere! Yikes! I needed help! Being a nurse,I researched many plastic surgeons before I decided on Dr David Mobley, based on his many positive reviews. I was NOT disappointed. From my 1st consultation through my 1st post op visit, I found him easy to talk to,understanding what I wanted to have done,..."- J. / RealSelf / Aug 13, 2017
"Amazing beyond words - I went to Dr. Derby with no idea what I wanted or needed. I've gone through a massive weight loss and knew I wanted some work done. After meeting with him I decided on a few options. I got a breast lift, augmentation and some Lipo under my armpits to remove a layer of fat/skin left over from my weight loss. I couldn't have picked anyone better. He has been such a delight as a doctor. He is..."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 07, 2017
"forever yuoung at 61 - Had a mini lift 17yrs ago, choose my Dr because of a lower price, wrong wrong wrong! One eye was different y ears were lopsided and mouth crooked., and huge white scars running down one side of my face below the ear. First thing in the morning before I brushed my teeth i would put the hidding makeup on those scars I just couldn't stand to see them. One morning I had enough! I called Sarasota..."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 03, 2017
"Great Experience! Results Far Exceeded My Expectations! - I chose Dr. Scott J. Engel to do my breast lift w/implants because of his caring nature and his extreme attention to detail. He describes himself as a perfectionist, and that is exactly what you get....perfection! I previously had Juvederm and Dysport by Dr. Engel and was very happy with his expertise so, naturally, I sought his opinion for the procedures I was interested in. I had..."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 07, 2017
Chin implant surgery may use either a local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the surgical case. The procedure is performed in a surgical facility. It may last up to 2 hours. A liquid diet is usually recommended in the first 3 days to avoid any pressure around the chin as the sutures are sensitive until healed. The patient is allowed only light activities until the second week. There will be numbness on the area surrounding the implant. While this is normal, the sensation will gradually improve as weeks pass. As with any implant surgery, it generally takes several months for the implant to settle into position and create a final outcome that is soft, natural and normal in feeling.
Chin Augmentation FAQs
Chin augmentation is designed to emphasize the jaw line and create a balanced overall facial appearance. If there are excess fat deposits under the chin, which creates an impression of a double chin, liposuction may be performed. Before any cosmetic surgery, it is advised that the patient is close or already at their goal weight so it doesn’t compromise the positive results of surgery. Sometimes, liposuction is sufficient as it already defines the chin without ever needing an implant.
Yes. With the implant and surrounding tissues adjusting to its new position, there will be a loss of sensation around the chin area and the skin around it will feel tighter than usual. This is an expected reaction post-surgery and shouldn’t be a cause of anxiety. Eventually, sensitivity will return to normal, but it may take several months before the patient can regain all sensation.
The incisions made during a chin augmentation procedure are placed inconspicuously within the inside of the lip or under the chin, therefore, there is limited to no scarring that occurs with this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1.5-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location