The position of the chin plays an important role in the overall facial harmony, especially in the side profile. Although chin augmentain can be done safely and effectively in the office setting, it is often performed concurrently with #SamanNose or #SamanNeck to create a more balanced profile.  



About the Procedure

A custom-fitted or anatomic chin implant, usually made of silicone, is inserted underneath the chin skin to sit right on top of the chin bone and give it more projection. The amount of projection desired is discussed during the consultation. The implant is inserted through a small incision under the chin and results are permanent.


Implant placement can be done in-office with mild sedation and under local anesthesia, similar to a dental procedure. If it is often combined with rhinoplasty or neck contouring surgery, it will be performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.


After surgery you may feel a bit sore which resolves within a few days. Some mild swelling and numbness is expected. Your sutures will be removed around 5-7 days. The resultant incision is usually pencil-thin and fades nearly completely over time.

Aesthetic Effect

Chin augmentation can improve the profile harmony and balance with the rest of the face in a dramatic way. Patient satisfaction is extremely high with this procedure.

Long-term Outcomes

The results are permanent.

Other Considerations

There are other ways beside placement of a chin implant to augment the chin. See below.


Dermal Fillers

A variety of hyaluronic dermal fillers such as Juvederm or calcium hydroxylapatite fillers such as Radiesse may be safely and effectively be injected in a quick and comfortable fashion in office to augment the chin. Depending on factors including type of filler and amount used as well as patient metabolism, the results may last from 6 months to 24 months.

Fat Transfer

Fat can obtained from another part of the body such as the abdomen or thighs, processed and then reinjected back into the chin area to achieve an effective and natural augmentation. The fat cells are live cells that need to “take” to their new habitat. Once they do, the results are often permanent.

Bellafill ®

This novel dermal filler is innovative and best for those who want long-lasting results with their own natural collagen instead of synthetic fillers. This filler contains polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres which stimulate the production of natural collegen in the chin area and results last up to 5 years.

Sliding Genioplasty

An out-patient procedure where the chin bone is repositioned in a most appropriate configuration to achieve a more balanced and aesthetic profile. This procedure is ideal for patient who do not wish to have an implant.


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