Chin Implants

Surgical chin augmentation involves implanting a plastic material into the chin and adhering it to the bone. Alloplastic implants (those made from synthetic materials) are the most common.

There are several ways to conduct this procedure:

  • Advancement, or moving the chin forward
  • Pushback, or moving the chin backward
  • Side-to-side, which can help with asymmetrical chins

  • Vertical changes, such as making the chin longer or shorter

This procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours.

After three to five days, you can remove your wound dressings and compression tape, and return to your daily routine. Don’t exercise for the first 10 days following surgery.