About Chin Augmentation
Facial implants are designed to augment, reconstruct, or rejuvenate your facial contours. Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought-after procedure that improves the look of the jawline and chin for patients with a recessive chin. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a weak profile. Several aesthetic enhancements can be performed to highlight your chin, and one of the most common procedures is inserting an implant to reconstruct a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. In addition to implants, which come in various sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations, such as fillers or Kybella, can help add contour. In Los Alamitos, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon William P. Aiello offers many options to consider for your chin enhancement.
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"The entire staff at Ocean Plastic Surgery is professional, knowledgeable, & great at what they do! I had a breast lift with an augmentation. From the moment I walked in the office for my consultation, everyone was so welcoming and informative. During my consultation, I was asked what my expectations were and concerns or questions I may have. All were answered and I was never rushed. During my consultation, I was told what to expect on the big day and how the operation would be performed. For my pre-op visit & on the day of my operation, the doctor met with me and told me again exactly how he was going to go about the operation. On the day of everything went smoothly, the doctor, nurse, and patient consultant were spot on with how my operation and recovery would go. I did everything as outlined in the pre-op and post op instructions and absolutely everything went seemingly. I would and will definitely recommend Ocean Plastic Surgery to anyone looking for a great place to have a cosmetic surgery procedure done."- D.D. / Yelp / Nov 21, 2022
"Dr. Aiello and his staff are amazing. Dr. Aiello did a great aug for me in 2014 and I went back to him in 2022 for a tummy tuck because I knew I’d be in great hands. Highly recommend Dr. Aiello, he’s the best around!"- S.R. / Yelp / Nov 17, 2022
"I wanted to come back to say I love my results ! My surgery went great and Katie is the best ! Such a great nurse ! She made me feel very comfortable."- V.T. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2022
Ideal Candidates for a Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement (augmentation) surgery is an aesthetic option for both men and women. If you are self-conscious because of the look of your chin or feel like you have an undefined profile, this surgical enhancement can improve the lower region of your face and neck. The proportions of your face determine how balanced your facial features are and are the top measure for facial attractiveness! The distance between your eyes, the size of your lips, and the size and shape of your cheekbones all contribute to your overall appearance. A very important proportion that is commonly overlooked is the projection of your chin. If you have a chin that recedes or simply doesn’t protrude very much, your neck can appear fuller and heavy (a "double chin"), and sometimes even your nose will appear larger and more prominent on your face. A receding chin is most noticeable in your profile. For men, it can mean a weaker, less masculine jawline, and for women, a rounder, less sleek jaw contour.
It's also fairly common for our patients to get a rhinoplasty when they have their chin augmentation procedure. This blend of enhancements helps ensure that these prominent structures of your face are balanced.
Chin Augmentation Surgical Technique
During this procedure, general anesthesia will be administered, or in some cases, sedation IV. The incision is carefully made just under your chin. In this incision, a pocket is made to keep the implant device in its proper place. Chin implants come in various sizes and are made of firm silicone. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, directly below your lower lip. Sometimes the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Regardless, both incision areas can help to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.
This augmentation is commonly performed with liposuction to the neck and the area under the chin. Chin augmentation is also a common procedure performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty and a facelift on men and women.
What to Expect from a Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement treatment creates immediately noticeable results, which can be pretty delightful for our patients. Even though redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present after your surgery, they only last a short while. For many, chin augmentation takes about 1 – 3 weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed while in this recovery window. This particular surgery has historically high success rates, and by having it in the hands of a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Aiello, your outcome will be proportionate and refined.
Frequently Asked Questions for a Chin Augmentation
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Aiello can begin to estimate your costs for a chin implant in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is created. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, along with surgical, anesthesia, and facility fees. A surgery, like a chin implant, can produce wonderful, long-lasting results so it is important to concentrate on finding a doctor you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Aiello, rather than the lowest cost. Ocean Plastic Surgery Center takes several payment types, and we will give you information on low-interest financing, which can make your surgery more affordable.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Surgical chin augmentation is meant to give you a stronger, sharper look to your lower face. If you want to correct a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Aiello will go over your choices and his suggestions in your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people get a chin implant along with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Aiello can help you choose the procedures that match your concerns and desires in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your consultation with Dr. Aiello is crucial. He will use his years of experience to help you create your custom plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
To correct stubborn fat in your neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella, a minimally invasive treatment, can improve the appearance of your chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need, or Kybella or liposuction might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Ask Dr. Aiello in your initial consultation so he can review your choices and choose what's best to fit your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Recreate Your Profile
Chin augmentation surgery continues to be very beneficial to many of Dr. Aiello's Los Alamitos, CA patients. Chin augmentation creates harmony and balanced definition, delicately recontouring your facial structure and look. If you do not like the appearance of your jawline and feel it is recessed, chin augmentation can offer the look you wish for. We welcome you to call Ocean Plastic Surgery Center and schedule your consultation with Dr. William P. Aiello to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.