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Chin Augmentation

At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, we strive to provide patients with the facial structure and profile they desire. Our facial rejuvenation experts understand that a well-defined chin and jawline are often the cornerstone of a balanced and attractive face. If you are considering chin augmentation, we are ready to listen to your specific concerns and goals to develop the right treatment plan for you.


What is Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)?

Chin augmentation, or genioplasty, permanently enhances the size, shape, and projection of your chin while adding definition. The procedure often involves using a silicone implant based on your preferred shape and size. Genioplasty aims to achieve facial symmetry and balance by creating a wider or stronger chin and jawline.

Chin augmentation may significantly improve your facial structure and symmetry and boost your confidence when performed by a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will ensure your safety before, during, and after your procedure while striving to deliver optimal results.

The Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery board-certified plastic surgeons combine technical expertise with an astute eye for facial aesthetics. Our world-class surgeons take a holistic approach to chin augmentation to establish proportional balance in facial features. 

With a properly proportioned chin implant, we may improve your facial balance and harmony, help improve your self-esteem, and help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. Genioplasty can also be performed in combination with other surgical procedures, like rhinoplasty or a neck lift, to enhance your overall facial appearance.

We will inform you of any risks and answer questions you may have during your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have been performing chin augmentation for decades with exceptional results. We also offer various financing options to make your desired treatment accessible and affordable.

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On the day of your genioplasty, our surgical team will administer local or general anesthetic for your comfort, depending on the surgical plan decided upon during your consultation or pre-op appointment. Next, your board-certified plastic surgeon will carefully make a well-hidden incision inside your mouth or under your chin for minimal scarring. Through your incision, they will place a chin implant in the ideal size and shape.

Chin implants are made of a soft, pliable, and biocompatible material, such as silicone, that can be shaped and sized to meet your cosmetic goals. Once inserted over the bony structure of your chin, your implant will feel similar to your natural chin bone and create more projection. 

The surrounding tissue will secure your chin implant so it will not move or shift. Finally, your experienced surgeon will use small sutures to close your incisions. Genioplasty surgery typically takes under an hour to complete.

Your surgeon may apply a chin strap and surgical dressings to further support your implant in its proper position. The dressing should typically be removed in one to three days once your surgeon gives you instructions to do so. Recovery after a chin augmentation can take about a week, at which time most patients can resume their normal daily activities.

You can expect some bruising, swelling, and tenderness for the first week after surgery. Pain relievers can help with discomfort during the first few days. Most of the swelling should disappear within six weeks. As you heal, we recommend you limit your mouth and jaw movement. You should also stick to a soft and liquid diet for a few days to limit chewing. Additionally, your speech may be affected for the first few days due to swelling after surgery.

Our experienced surgeons will provide you with specific recovery information and cover any restrictions. After your genioplasty, it is important to closely follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions to ensure you heal properly and achieve the best results.

Patients report feeling more comfortable with their appearance, especially from a profile view, after chin augmentation. Immediately after your genioplasty, you can expect some swelling, which can hide your chin augmentation results for a few weeks. You will enjoy a more defined chin and jawline as the swelling fades. 

Your solid silicone chin implant should last indefinitely. While the natural aging process will impact your appearance over time, your improved chin contour will not change. Your implant will not move or break down when placed in the proper position.  

Ideal candidates for chin augmentation are healthy patients with fully developed facial features who are not satisfied with the appearance of their chin and facial profile. If you’re unhappy with the current projection of your chin and have realistic expectations about chin surgery, you may be a good candidate for genioplasty. 

The best candidates for chin augmentation want to improve the following concerns: 

  • A recessed chin
  • A “weak chin” or a chin that does not project as far as the lower lip
  • An underdeveloped chin
  • An imbalance of facial features
  • Jowls that hide the chin and jawline

We do not recommend chin augmentation for patients with lip protrusion or periodontal (gum) disease. If you are not ready for surgery, we can discuss non-surgical chin augmentation options, like dermal fillers offered at the BioSpaDuring your consultation, our expert team will help determine if chin augmentation is the right procedure for you.

The cost of genioplasty can vary depending on various factors, such as your geographic location and your provider’s experience. The national average cost of chin augmentation is $3,137but this does not include all associated expenses, such as anesthesia and facility fees.

Your total cost will also be based on your unique treatment plan, which implant you choose, and if your chin augmentation is combined with any other procedures. We encourage you to consult with your Newport Beach surgeon for a more accurate cost estimate.

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about chin augmentation and the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.

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