When it comes to beauty and attractiveness, a balanced profile is a subtle-but-important factor. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that their chin is enough to match their other features. Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that changes the appearance of chin, either by making it bigger or longer in relation to the nose. Chin augmentation can give balance to the face and is often desired by those who have a weak or receding chin, which can make the nose look bigger or can give an unbalanced look to the face.

Why Choose Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is an extremely beneficial procedure for patients with a chin that does not match their other features because it is weak or under-projecting. A balanced chin can give harmony and form to the rest of the face, but a weak chin can cause the face to look disproportional and heavier than the rest of the body. For many patients, a chin augmentation paired with rhinoplasty can produce transformative results and making the face look proportioned and attractive.

Am I a Candidate?

Patients with under-projecting or weak chins make good candidates for chin augmentation. However, an underbite or jaw misalignment causing a weak chin cannot be corrected with this procedure. It is important that you be in good overall health and be able to undergo surgery if you are considering chin augmentation. During a consultation with Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir, you will discuss your ideal outcomes and goals for this procedure, as well as your medical history and lifestyle habits which might affect your health. This means any medications, supplements, or vitamins, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.

Your Customized Chin Augmentation Procedure

During chin augmentation, the shape of the chin will be changed either by an implant or shaving down bones of the face in the chin area. In addition, some procedures can complement your results and be performed within the same surgical procedure.


If you also have excess fat underneath the chin that causes a loss of definition in your jaw, then liposuction can be used to help refine and contour your results. This requires a tiny incision through which fat can be broken out and removed using a surgical cannula. Liposuction cannot correct excess sagging skin, however, which might require a neck lift procedure.


Interestingly, many patients who are candidates for chin augmentation with an implant initially see our plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty. There is an aesthetic balance between the chin and the nose, particularly on profile view. Adding projection to a recessed chin can beautifully complement reshaping of the nose in both men and women.

Chin Augmentation Recovery

During your consultation with your plastic surgeon, you will discuss your recovery steps at length. Your recovery can depend on factors like any additional procedures and whether you opt for implants. In general, you can expect to take at least one week of time away from work and social engagements. You will be prescribed medications to manage pain and discomfort, which you should take according to your plastic surgeon’s instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are facial implants permanent?

Yes. The most commonly used materials for facial implants are permanent.

Are silicone chin implants safe?

Yes. Silicone chin implants are very safe.

Can a chin implant improve jawline?

Yes. Implants can be used to improve the projection, height and/or width of the jaw, thus improving the jawline.

Can chin implant be removed?

Yes. Implants can be removed. However, in some cases, there can be changes to the underlying bone from the implant and thus the contour may be different after removal than it was before the implant was placed.

How long do chin implants last?

Most chin implants are permanent.

How long does chin implant last?

Most chin implants are permanent.

How common are chin implants?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 16,446 chin augmentations were performed in the United States last year.

Can you feel chin implant?

Yes. Chin implants are placed on top of the bone and can be felt.

Does chin implant help double chin?

In some cases, yes. Improving the projection of the chin can improve the contour of the soft tissues below the chin.

Does insurance cover chin implants?

No. Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure.

How are chin implants secured?

In some cases, they are fixed in place with screws placed into the bone. In other cases, a precise pocket is created for the implant and no fixation is required.

Is a chin implant permanent?

Yes. Most chin implants are permanent.

What is chin surgery called?

The medical term for chin surgery is “mentoplasty.”

How much do chin implants cost?

Chin implant surgery costs approximately $6,000.

How much is a chin and jaw implant?

Chin implant surgery costs approximately $6,000.

Do cheek implants lift face?

Yes. Any procedure that adds volume to the cheeks can create lift.

How are cheek implants inserted?

Typically through incisions inside the mouth to prevent any visible scars.

How long do facial implants last?

Most facial implants are permanent.

What does cheek augmentation do?

A cheek augmentation adds volume to the mid face/cheeks to restore a more youthful facial shape. In most cases, this will provide some lift the the lower face and improve the jowls and jawline.

Where are cheek implants placed?

They are placed over the cheek bones.

How can I build up my cheeks?

There are multiple ways to add volume to the cheeks. Injectable fillers are a common non-surgical technique that are very effective, but may need to be repeated regularly in order to maintain the result. Cheek implants require surgery for placement, but add permanent volume.

Is cheek augmentation permanent?


How long does it take for the cheek implant to become fixed in place?

This depends on the type of implant used and whether fixation was used. Regardless of these issues, implants are securely in place without risk of movement in a matter of a few weeks.

What are face implants?

Facial implants are prosthetic devices, typically made of silicone or a more porous material that are specifically shaped to add volume to certain areas of the face. They are placed directly over bone in the areas to be augmented.

How much does cheek augmentation cost?

Cheek augmentation costs $6,000 - $9,000.

Why Choose Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Tamir and Dr. Ali are both certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and are dedicated to the safety and comfort of their patients. At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, our medical team makes sure that they get to know you and fully understand your expectations. We understand that you trust us as surgeons, and will do everything we can to guarantee your experience is the best possible. To begin discussing your options for chin augmentation during a consultation at our Phoenix office, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.