Chin Implants

People often underestimate the impact that a well projected chin has on facial beauty. In fact, the chin is an integral part of an attractive face. Some of the traits of facial beauty include high cheek bones and a long, triangular appearance to the lower face. A well-defined chin can help achieve this appearance.

A lack of chin projection can make the nose look larger and the neck look more saggy and less defined. A projected chin also conveys confidence and strength.

The chin implant procedure entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Candidates for a Chin Implant

A good candidate for a chin implant is someone who has a lack of chin projection with a weak chin or jawline, an over-projected nose, and a saggy neck.

Chin Implant Procedure

The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes and entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Anesthesia Options

The chin implant can be done under local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthetic. The simplest option is local anesthetic. There are different types of chin implants. Dr. Miller will discuss the pros and cons of each option during your consultation.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising typically resolve after 3-5 days. Healing time is largely dependent on other procedures that may have been performed. The patient may experience mild numbness of the lip which typically resolves. Pain is usually well controlled with oral pain medications.

A chin implant is a fantastic option when considering cosmetic surgery on the face or neck.

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Chin FAQ's

Am I a candidate for chin augmentation?

Good candidates for chin augmentation typically have a small or retrusive chin that diminishes the definition of the jawline and the neck. A chin implant can add projection to the chin and create a very striking, proportional jawline.


How long does the procedure take?

A chin implant procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller performs the majority of his chin implant procedures using local anesthesia with oral sedation.


Are there any scars?

Dr. Miller makes an incision under the chin in a very well hidden location that is rarely noticeable.


How long does the recovery take?

The majority of the swelling and bruising resolves over the first 7-10 days. It can take several months for the wound site to soften and for sensation to returns. Most patients are able to return to work after about one week.

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Additional Procedures

Some patients choose to do a chin implant as an isolated procedure. More commonly, patients will choose to do a chin implant in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as

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What People Are Saying

"I couldn’t have been happier with both the results and the ease of the recovery process. The procedure was completely free of discomfort and Dr. Miller, his assistant and the staff deserve high marks for how considerate and caring they are. Dr. Miller is personable and certainly highly skilled. I am thrilled with the outcome even at this early date with my upper blepharoplasty. I was able to return to work within days with a small amount of bruising. Two weeks later, I am nearly free of all evidence of the procedure, exuding confidence and happiness with my younger looking eyes, and all without a single dose of prescription or over-the-counter pain relief."
- Deanna B.

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Chin Implants

People often underestimate the impact that a well projected chin has on facial beauty. In fact, the chin is an integral part of an attractive face. Some of the traits of facial beauty include high cheek bones and a long, triangular appearance to the lower face. A well-defined chin can help achieve this appearance.

A lack of chin projection can make the nose look larger and the neck look more saggy and less defined. A projected chin also conveys confidence and strength.

The chin implant procedure entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Candidates for a Chin Implant

A good candidate for a chin implant is someone who has a lack of chin projection with a weak chin or jawline, an over-projected nose, and a saggy neck.

Chin Implant Procedure

The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes and entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Anesthesia Options

The chin implant can be done under local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthetic. The simplest option is local anesthetic. There are different types of chin implants. Dr. Miller will discuss the pros and cons of each option during your consultation.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising typically resolve after 3-5 days. Healing time is largely dependent on other procedures that may have been performed. The patient may experience mild numbness of the lip which typically resolves. Pain is usually well controlled with oral pain medications.

A chin implant is a fantastic option when considering cosmetic surgery on the face or neck.

Hide Info

Chin FAQ's

Am I a candidate for chin augmentation?

Good candidates for chin augmentation typically have a small or retrusive chin that diminishes the definition of the jawline and the neck. A chin implant can add projection to the chin and create a very striking, proportional jawline.


How long does the procedure take?

A chin implant procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller performs the majority of his chin implant procedures using local anesthesia with oral sedation.


Are there any scars?

Dr. Miller makes an incision under the chin in a very well hidden location that is rarely noticeable.


How long does the recovery take?

The majority of the swelling and bruising resolves over the first 7-10 days. It can take several months for the wound site to soften and for sensation to returns. Most patients are able to return to work after about one week.

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Additional Procedures

Some patients choose to do a chin implant as an isolated procedure. More commonly, patients will choose to do a chin implant in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as

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What People Are Saying

"My experience with Dr. Miller and Shannon was wonderful. From the moment I met Dr. Miller I felt at ease. He took his time answering all of my questions and made sure that I was completely informed and comfortable with my decision before moving forward. The staff was very attentive both in the preoperative and postoperative period. I had minimal swelling with a very naturally rejuvenated look and I was able to return to work within a week. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Miller and his team to anybody considering a face lift. Thanks again to the team for making my experience a great one."
- Debbie B.

    Before and After Photos

Chin Implants

People often underestimate the impact that a well projected chin has on facial beauty. In fact, the chin is an integral part of an attractive face. Some of the traits of facial beauty include high cheek bones and a long, triangular appearance to the lower face. A well-defined chin can help achieve this appearance.

A lack of chin projection can make the nose look larger and the neck look more saggy and less defined. A projected chin also conveys confidence and strength.

The chin implant procedure entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Candidates for a Chin Implant

A good candidate for a chin implant is someone who has a lack of chin projection with a weak chin or jawline, an over-projected nose, and a saggy neck.

Chin Implant Procedure

The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes and entails a small, well-camouflaged incision on the undersurface of the chin. The implant is then placed along the inferior border of the chin and is secured in place with a simple suture.

Anesthesia Options

The chin implant can be done under local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthetic. The simplest option is local anesthetic. There are different types of chin implants. Dr. Miller will discuss the pros and cons of each option during your consultation.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising typically resolve after 3-5 days. Healing time is largely dependent on other procedures that may have been performed. The patient may experience mild numbness of the lip which typically resolves. Pain is usually well controlled with oral pain medications.

A chin implant is a fantastic option when considering cosmetic surgery on the face or neck.

Hide Info

Chin FAQ's

Am I a candidate for chin augmentation?

Good candidates for chin augmentation typically have a small or retrusive chin that diminishes the definition of the jawline and the neck. A chin implant can add projection to the chin and create a very striking, proportional jawline.


How long does the procedure take?

A chin implant procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes to perform.


What type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Miller performs the majority of his chin implant procedures using local anesthesia with oral sedation.


Are there any scars?

Dr. Miller makes an incision under the chin in a very well hidden location that is rarely noticeable.


How long does the recovery take?

The majority of the swelling and bruising resolves over the first 7-10 days. It can take several months for the wound site to soften and for sensation to returns. Most patients are able to return to work after about one week.

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Additional Procedures

Some patients choose to do a chin implant as an isolated procedure. More commonly, patients will choose to do a chin implant in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as

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What People Are Saying

"The whole experience was just awesome. Starting with the consultation where I was reassured about my safety and the people who would be around me during my surgery. Dr. Miller and staff answered all questions and my results are fantastic. Dr. Miller and the staff were attentive through the entire preoperative, operative and post-operative process. Thank you to Dr. Miller and his team."
- Carol G.