Chin augmentation is most commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty or facelift surgery, although in some cases can be a stand alone procedure. Chin augmentation is typically recommended for several specific reasons. Usually, the procedure is recommended in situations where a rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping surgery) is requested to reduce the size of a large nose, but where the nose is actually out of proportion with part of the face. More specifically, the nose in these situations looks large, relative to a small or receded chin or jaw.

Modern Chin Implants

Unlike chin implants of the past which mostly augmented only the central chin, modern chin implants augment the chin in a gentle blended fashion, tapering smoothly along the jawline. Currently, I prefer the Conform Implant from Implantech, (www.implantech.com). The implant is sized for a specific patient. It is placed during surgery into a 2 centimeter incision behind the chin, and placed into a carefully fashioned pocket just inside the covering of the jawbone. It tapers off naturally in both directions, blending smoothly with the jawline.

News & Events

Why facelifts (and all other facial surgeries) fail… learn more...
Why some celebrities have bad plastic surgery and others sell us garbage skin care products: A misunderstanding of the facial skeleton and its surface (skin) learn more...
Breathewrong(TM): We have it all backwards! learn more...
Breathewrong (TM): The concept (A preview) learn more...
Vacuums, gravity and the human face:  How our understanding of ENT/airway disorders may be backwards?!  learn more...