Chin Implant Augmentation

Chin Augmentation improves the size and shape of the chin by using specialised surgical implants. The procedure brings balance to facial characteristics by augmenting a small chin.

Skin incisions are placed within the mouth or are hidden in the chin crease. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia and light sedation. An overnight stay might be necessary.

Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Mild discomfort is expected for the first 3 – 5 days. Bruising is uncommon and may take 7 to 10 days to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Hypertrophic or keloid scarring is also rare but will require specific treatments to reduce the scarring.

Light activities can commence from the first day after the surgery with full recovery within a week. Your looks will improve gradually during the following 2-3 weeks.

Skin care and sun protection are necessary during the recovery period. Results are long-term and there is always the choice to remove the implant if you wish to do so.

How long will my chin implant last?

Unlike breast implants, a chin implant is solid, so there is no risk of it rupturing or developing a leak. Most people get a single chin implant that lasts the rest of their lives. As long as the implant remains in place, the results of your Chin Augmentation will be permanent.

Are there different options for chin implants?

Yes, chin implants vary in size and contour. Based on your facial anatomy and your desired degree of enhancement, a practised cosmetic surgeon will help you choose an implant that will provide you with the most natural-looking option.