Chin Implant

Genetics and age can contribute to an underdeveloped, weak, or droopy chin. Proper definition of the chin and jawline is an important aesthetic feature in both men and women.
Down Time: 1-2 weeks (surgical augmentation), 0-3 days (non-surgical augmentation)

CHIN AUGMENTATION: TREATMENT DETAILS

Dr. Fishman performs both surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation. During surgical chin augmentation, Dr. Fishman places a small silicone (soft plastic) implant placed onto the bone of the chin via a small incision inside the lower lip or a natural crease under the chin. This procedure is generally done in the operating room. Both incisions heal very well and are often difficult to find after healing. Sutures are removed 1 week after surgery, or are allowed to dissolve (if placed inside the lower lip). Dr. Fishman frequently combines chin augmentation with neck liposuction to create a pleasing chin and jawline contour. She also performs chin lifts for droopy chins; this procedure is often combined with a neck lift and is carried out via an incision under the chin.

Dr. Fishman performs non-surgical chin augmentation in the office, using injectable fillers such as Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, or Bellafill. There is little to no downtime associated with non-surgical chin augmentation.

CANDIDATES FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION

If you are unhappy with your jawline contour and chin profile, are in good health, you may be a great candidate for Dr. Fishman’s chin augmentation procedure. During your consult, Dr. Fishman performs a thorough evaluation of your skin, facial bony structure, and anatomy, and designs a treatment plan tailored just for you. Dr. Fishman often combines chin augmentation with neck lifting, jawline contouring, and Kybella.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS OF CHIN AUGMENTATION?

The side effects of chin augmentation are usually swelling and tenderness of the treated areas. Very rare risks of chin augmentation include infection, damage to surrounding structures (such as nerves and teeth), and need for revision.

HOW PAINFUL IS CHIN AUGMENTATION?

Chin augmentation via surgery requires anesthesia and carries a certain amount of discomfort. Most patients describe a sore or bruised sensation, and find their discomfort is well-managed with oral pain medications and cool compresses.

Non-surgical or injectable chin augmentation is an office procedure during which injectable fillers are used to contour the chin and jawline. This procedure carries minimal discomfort and allows for little to no downtime.

WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION?

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, and is not covered by insurance. We do offer financing for chin augmentation and other cosmetic treatments, and invite you to inquire about this after your consult with Dr. Fishman.