Ryan Greene, MD, PhD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Non-Surgical Specialist
and National Injectable Expert

Fort Lauderdale / Weston Chin Augmentation

What is chin augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves placing an implant to reshape the chin and improve the balance of the facial features. It is sometimes performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty.


A recessed chin can create an imbalance with the nose and the jawline. Aging also leads to heavy cheeks and poorly defined jawlines. Fillers can be used to sculpt and augment this area, creating a stronger chin and jawline. Filler Chin Augmentation

Who is a good candidate for chin augmentation?

An appropriate candidate to undergo chin surgery is a physically healthy man or woman who is realistic in their expectations and interested in enhancing the appearance of their chin.

Where can chin implant surgery be performed?

Chin surgery may take place in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.

What type of implant is used for augmenting the chin?

Facial implants may be made from synthetic materials like Dacron, silicone, and Teflon. Chin implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to provide a custom fit to the patient's face.

What type of anesthesia is used for chin augmentation?

Chin implant surgery is often performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used.

How long does the procedure last?

Chin implant surgery can typically be completed within thirty minutes to an hour.

Where are the incisions made for chin implant surgery?

To place a chin implant, a small incision is typically made under the chin to produce a well-concealed scar.

Will there be a scar after a chin augmentation?

A small, well-concealed scar will result when incisions are made under the chin area.

Is chin augmentation a painful procedure?

Patients may feel some tenderness or a tight, stretched sensation after chin augmentation. Pain medication may be prescribed to help control any discomfort you experience.

What is the recovery like after chin augmentation?

Some discomfort, swelling and bruising is expected after chin implant surgery, and facial movement may be difficult at first. Tape is often used on the chin to minimize swelling for the first week, while the stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within five to seven days.

How much time will I need to take off from work after chin augmentation?

Patients are typically able to return to work and other normal activities in about a week.

When can I exercise after chin implant surgery?

Exercise should be avoided for about two weeks while any activities that threaten injury to the face should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Is financing available for chin implant surgery?

Financing is available for many plastic surgery procedures and Dr. Greene’s staff will be happy to provide you with additional information.

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