About this Treatment
Chin augmentation refers to procedures that can reshape and enhance the chin and surrounding jawline. Surgical chin augmentation typically involves placing an anatomic chin implant or less commonly, moving the lower chin bone forward to increase chin projection, also known as an ‘osseous genioplasty’ or ‘mentoplasty’.
Non-surgical chin augmentation refers to the use of injectable, FDA approved fillers that are biologically identical and long lasting.
What It Is
Improving chin and jawline contour can have significant benefits in facial profile and appearance as well as provide balance with other facial features, such as the nose. If the chin is under projecting and out of proportion, it may have a negative impact on the neckline, magnify the appearance of cheek jowls and loss of the jawline, and contribute to the appearance of a larger and out-of-balance nasal profile. Safe and natural appearing chin enhancement can be accomplished surgically by placement of a chin implant or, less commonly, sliding the lower chin bone forward. Non-surgical chin augmentation can be effectively done by injection of the patient’s own fat cells or, more commonly, by injectable dermal fillers.
What It Treats
Under projecting and small chin line
Signs of aging around the chin, upper neck, and anterior jawline
Loss of anterior jawline contour from aging or oral bone loss
Lax and sagging skin around the chin that is poorly supported
Combined with rhinoplasty or nasal shaping to balance facial profile
- 1-1.5 hours
- 20-30 minutes
- 7-10 days
- 1-2 days
- General, intravenous, or local anesthesia
- Topical anesthetic cream
- Youthful Appearance Youthful enhancement of jawline, jaw contour, and upper neckline.
- Contoured Shape Reduction in the appearance of lower cheek jowls.
- Balance & Symmetry Enhancement and balance with nasal profile.
- Restore Lower Face Helps to restore a younger appearing lower face.
How Chin Augmentation Works
Surgical: A thorough medical history and examination is done, with a discussion of goals and options.
Non-surgical fillers or fat grafting: A thorough medical history and examination is done with discussion of goals and options along with photo documentation and discussion of outcome goals and facial analysis.
Surgical: Photo documentation is always done and 3D computer analysis is available if desired. Measurements are taken and we select a custom anatomic implant based on patient anatomy and outcome goals.
Non-surgical fillers or fat grafting: For injectable filler, options and costs are reviewed. If fat grafting is considered, donor site options and costs are also discussed along with a review of before and after patient photos.
Surgical: After local, IV or general anesthesia is obtained, an access incision is made either intra orally, or externally in the crease under the chin. A precise pocket for their implant is created and a trial sizer is placed to determine implant choice.
Non-surgical fillers or fat grafting: A topical numbing anesthetic cream is applied to the chin area 1 hour before treatment. Local anesthetic injections will be used in donor sites and chin area if fat grafting is planned. The fat grafts are purified and prepared.
Surgical: After antibiotic irrigation, the anatomic implant is placed above the mandibular bone and secured.
Non-surgical fillers or fat grafting: We incrementally inject filler until desired contour is reached.
Surgical: Incisions are closed, and a light tape dressing applied.
Surgical: If oral placement, sutures will dissolve; if submittal approach, we remove sutures in 5 to 7 days.
See Our Results
Before & After
What Our Patients Are Saying
I had a neck lift, chin lift, lower face lift. Dr. Barone did a wonderful job. My face looks very natural and I look 10 years younger 🙂 The best thing that I like about the surgical experience is that the whole staff was very nice unprofessional. They took their time with any questions that I had. My surgery went very well without any complications.
Dr. Barone did my neck, chin, lower face lift/ facial chemical peel. He did a fantastic job. My face/neck looks so natural! The office staff are so nice and helpful. Everyone took their time with me answering any questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Barone and his staff for any procedures. The best thing about my surgery is that it looks very natural
Great outcome made a big improvement in my skin and decreased many fine lines on my face. Single best thing about procedure results? The absence of the fine lines on my upper lip and fuller chin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with chin augmentation.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering chin augmentation at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.