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Chin and Jawline Augmentation

Chin and Jawline Augmentation

Subtle changes to the chin and jawline can improve facial harmony. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, neck contouring or facelift surgery to bring a natural balance and beauty to the face.

A weak or receding chin is usually a physical trait a patient is born with, though a chin may also recede with age or after a traumatic injury. Chin augmentation surgery increases the prominence of a weak or receding chin. This procedure significantly improves facial harmony, making patients feel better about their appearance and increasing personal confidence. This enhancement is a popular procedure among men and women.

Who is a candidate for chin and jawline augmentation?

Healthy men and women seeking improvement to the appearance of their chin and/or jawline are candidates for chin augmentation.

Our surgeons fully evaluate your facial anatomy and candidacy during your initial consultation. Your surgeon will carefully review your medical history and cosmetic concerns. A dental exam and X-ray of the chin and jawline may be necessary to help your doctor evaluate teeth alignment, facial structure and soft tissue. Our team will work with you to select the best implant option to deliver optimal aesthetic results.

What is the procedure and recovery like?

Chin augmentation may be performed under light sedation, local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. A soft and flexible implant is used. Chin implants come in various sizes and shapes and are personalized to each patient.

Small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth or are hidden under the chin. A small pocket is created, and the chin implant is inserted and positioned securely. Incisions are closed, and the area is secured with bandages for recovery. During a consultation, your surgeon will help determine the shape and size of the implant most appropriate to achieve beauty and balance in your facial appearance.

Chin augmentation is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually less than one week, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in five to seven days. Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-art techniques and the use of homeopathic or herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.