Is a Chin Augmentation the Right Choice for You?



The Chin augmentation has become a popular way to add balance and proportion to the facial profile. It may be performed alone or in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as rhinoplasty or a facelift. If you are dissatisfied with your facial contour, a stronger, more prominent jawline may be one solution. Check out these facts from Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery to find out if chin augmentation is the right choice for you.   What a Chin Augmentation can do Individuals seeking plastic surgery may not think about chin augmentation as a first course of action. However, altering the shape and size of the chin can benefit many other aspects of your appearance as well. Some of the reasons to consider chin augmentation include:

  • Adding proportion to a nose that may otherwise appear “big” or overprojected
  • Bringing a weak or receding chin into better focus
  • Correcting a birth deformity or restoring appearance after an injury
  • Bringing the neck profile into better balance in individuals that have an inherited short chin line as a result of where their  “Adams Apple” (voice box) is located

If you are unhappy with your overall facial profile, talk to your plastic surgeon about whether chin augmentation might be the right choice for you. Experienced facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Burke Robinson will be able to tell you if adding prominence to the jawline will provide you with the type of results you are hoping for.   Factors Considered for Chin Augmentation Chin augmentation may not be right for everyone.  Factors Dr. Robinson may take into consideration include:

  • Your occlusion (how you teeth make contact)
  • Dental history
  • Ethnic background
  • Age
  • Medical history and ability to heal

All of these factors are carefully weighed to ensure the best possible results from your procedure.   About the Procedure Chin augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure that involves the placement of a small solid (not liquid) synthetic implant into the chin via a small incision under the chin.  The implants used are nearly impossible to visually detect once the healing is complete in 5-7 days.  “The reason” Dr. Robinson explains “is that in 1992 a new line of implants were designed that are anatomic follow closely the underlying bony contour of the jaw, and taper at their ends, thus making it virtually impossible to know where the implant ends and a patients mandible begins.  It essentially eliminates the ‘step-off’ that was very prominent visually with the older style implants.”  The incision is so small; scarring is minimal if it is visible at all.  All patients return home the same day as their surgery and are back to work and regular activities within 5-7 days.   Chin augmentation is an effective way to restore balance to the facial profile. To learn more about this procedure, contact Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery at 770-667-3090 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Robinson.