A patient after chin augmentation.

Chin augmentation may be a suitable option to balance the face in those who have a small chin or weak central jawline.

About chin augmentation

The procedure involves inserting a specially designed implant that comes in different shapes and sizes to match your unique requirements.

Chin implant surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures. The implant is inserted through a small incision hidden underneath the chin and the procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. 

Using 3D simulation, Dr. Honeybrook can help you determine the best approach to achieve the look you desire, whether it’s a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic transformation. We will work with you to choose the ideal implant size and shape to ensure a natural-looking result that harmonises with your facial features.

How will a chin implant change my appearance?

A chin implant can significantly enhance your facial features by creating a more balanced and defined lower facial appearance. This procedure is particularly effective for individuals with a small lower jaw or weak chin, as it helps to improve the overall proportions of the face.

In addition to improving the appearance of the chin, a chin implant can also enhance the definition of the neck and jawline, which can reduce the appearance of a double chin. Furthermore, the implant can create greater harmony between the nose and chin by bringing them into better alignment.

The height and width of the chin can also be increased to achieve a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing jawline. The implant is anchored into position and will feel like an extension of the jawbone itself. With a range of implant shapes and sizes available, Dr. Honeybrook  can tailor the procedure to your specific needs, ensuring optimal results that complement your natural facial features.

Am I a good candidate for chin implant surgery?

Chin augmentation may be a suitable option for you if you have a weak chin that you’re dissatisfied with, or if you desire more definition and projection of the chin. Individuals who have a double chin may also benefit from chin augmentation.

Chin implant surgery is often performed in conjunction with other procedures that also improve the contour of the lower face such as a deep neck lift or buccal fat reduction. 

A consultation with Dr. Honeybrook is necessary to determine if you’re a good candidate for chin augmentation and to determine the degree of augmentation required to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Recovery after a chin implant

Following a chin implant procedure, individuals typically experience a short and relatively easy recovery period. You should be able to resume light activities on the same day as the surgery and may be able to return to work within a week, depending on the nature of your job.

Most individuals experience only minimal bruising and swelling, and any discomfort associated with the procedure can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. 

Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Honeybrook are required to monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have during the recovery process. Overall, with proper care and attention, you can expect a smooth and relatively comfortable recovery after chin implant surgery. 

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. These risks will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. For further information on risks please refer to the patient resources section of the website.