Aesthetic chin surgery is usually performed to augment a weak chin or to balance other facial features, such as a prominent nose. Cosmetic surgeons often use a chin implant, an insert made of a synthetic material like silicone, for chin enlargement. In addition to cosmetic chin surgery, facial implants are also commonly used to enhance the cheeks (for higher cheekbones). Chin implants can be combined with cheek implants or used in combination with other plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty.

Chin Enlargement Operation

Aesthetic chin surgery is usually an outpatient procedure. Chin enlargement can be performed in either an outpatient clinic or a hospital. Either a local or a general anesthetic can be used during the chin operation. When placing a chin implant, an incision is first made in the most discreet location possible. In many cases, the incision can be made from inside the mouth in order to minimize scarring. Incisions for the chin operation can also be made underneath the chin. The next step of chin enlargement involves the insertion of the implant. A synthetic chin implant is placed on top of the jawbone, secured, and sutured into place. Cosmetic chin surgery usually takes an hour or less to be completed.