Chin Augmentation (Chin Implant Surgery)

Serving Orange County: Newport Beach and Fullerton, CA

Chin Augmentation and Chin Implant ModelChin augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure that has made a dramatic difference for many of my patients. Chin implant surgery can help to strengthen a weak or recessive chin and bring balance and proportion to a person’s profile. It can be performed on its own or in combination with rhinoplasty or other facial procedures. Liposuction is also a popular request for those who have excess fat below the chin, and can also be performed in combination with augmentation for added definition and strength.

People considering a chin implant at my practice have the added advantage of using the Vectra 3D imaging system to be able to see what their post-surgical results can look like. Computer imaging can be particularly helpful when a person wants to augment their chin and reduce or change the shape of their nose at the same time.

Is This You?

Here are some of the common reasons I hear about why a person is considering a chin implant:

  • I was self-conscious about my weak chin
  • My chin doesn’t match the rest of my face and I feel unattractive in photos
  • I talked with Dr. Savalia about rhinoplasty, and he recommended that I strengthen my chin at the same time

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a chin augmentation in Orange County, either at my Fullerton or Newport Beach offices. We are committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals. I will take the time during your consultation to provide recommendations and education about all of your different chin augmentation and plastic surgery options.

The Procedure

Chin implants are inserted through a small incision in the underside of the chin, hidden within the natural facial creases, or from inside the mouth. I create a surgical pocket for the implant just above the jawbone. After surgery, there is minimal downtime and bruising and swelling also tend to be quite minimal.

My staff will provide a set of instructions for you to follow. These instructions are designed to keep you as comfortable as possible and ensure that your results are maximized. Most men and women are back to their regular routine within a week or two, depending on whether additional procedures were performed at the same time.

Chin Augmentation FAQs

Can Chin Augmentation Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes. In fact, Dr. Savalia frequently performs chin augmentation with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Depending on your aesthetic concerns and desired outcome, Dr. Savalia may recommend combining chin augmentation with facelift, injectable fillers, eyelid surgery or other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Am I Going to Have Scars?

Like all surgical procedures, chin augmentation does leave scars. But thanks to the latest advances in surgical technique, scarring is minimal. When the incision is made in the underside of the chin, scarring will be hidden within the natural facial creases. If the incision is made inside the mouth, scarring is not visible.

What are the Risks of Chin Augmentation?

Possible risks and complications from chin augmentation include excessive bleeding, infection, numbness and nerve damage. The best way to decrease your risk of complications is to choose a board certified and skilled plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.

Are the Results Permanent?

Chin implants are made of silicone material that is designed to last a lifetime, and therefore the results are considered to be permanent.

For more information on chin implants, I encourage you to contact us online today.

If you feel you have a ‘weak’ chin, implants can significantly enhance your jaw line for a more defined look. 3D imaging in my office allows you to see what post-surgical results can look like.

– Dr. Savalia