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Chin Augmentation / Implant


Chin Augmentation, also known as Chin Implant surgery or mentoplasty, is a specialised cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to enhance the contours and projection of the chin. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who find that factors such as ageing, genetics, or even past trauma have resulted in a recessed or under-projected chin.

The chin is a critical element in facial symmetry and balance; a well-defined chin can significantly influence one’s overall appearance. Beyond aesthetic considerations, a Chin Augmentation can also offer functional benefits, particularly when jaw alignment or bite functionality issues are present.


The pathway to a successful Chin Augmentation begins with an exhaustive initial consultation. During this critical meeting, the surgeon comprehensively evaluates the patient’s facial structure, focusing on the chin, jawline, and its relationship to other facial features such as the nose and lips.

This consultation serves as a platform for the patient to discuss their specific aesthetic goals, functional needs, and concerns. The surgeon will then develop a tailored surgical plan designed to align closely with the patient’s expectations and what is surgically achievable. This plan will include details such as the type of implant to be used, the surgical technique, and the expected outcomes.

Anesthesia is a critical component of the surgical experience, and options are discussed in detail with the patient. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, comfort level, and the procedure’s complexity are considered. While local anaesthesia with sedation is the most commonly used option, general anaesthesia may be recommended for more intricate cases or based on the patient’s preference.

The surgical techniques involved in a Chin Augmentation are meticulously planned and executed. A small incision is typically made either inside the mouth or under the chin to minimise visible scarring. Through this incision, a specially designed implant, often made of medical-grade silicone or other biocompatible materials is inserted and positioned over the chin bone.

The implant is then meticulously positioned and secured to achieve the desired enhancement. The incision is then carefully closed with sutures. Following the surgical procedure, additional treatments such as the application of antibiotic ointments may be administered to minimise the risk of infection and facilitate a smoother healing process.


PLEASE NOTE: While some results may be visible sooner, final results often take a few months for swelling to fully subside.
Actual return to activity times will be discussed and agreed with your Surgeon.


You may choose to undergo Chin Augmentation / Implant surgery for a number of reasons:

Chin Augmentation offers transformative aesthetic benefits. Enhancing the projection and shape of the chin can bring about a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. This can also lead to improved jawline definition and a more pronounced neckline, which can have a ripple effect on one’s overall appearance and self-perception.
While primarily an aesthetic procedure, Chin Augmentation can also offer functional advantages. For example, some individuals may find that a recessed chin can contribute to jaw alignment or bite functionality issues. Correcting the chin’s projection can alleviate these issues, leading to improved oral health and function.
The combined aesthetic and functional improvements often lead to significant psychological benefits. Patients frequently report a boost in self-confidence, a more positive self-image, and an enhanced quality of life, which can positively impact their social interactions, professional engagements, and overall well-being.


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While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


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Chin Augmentation can have a significant impact on facial symmetry by balancing the proportions of the face. A well-executed procedure can make the face appear more harmonious, enhancing other facial features like the nose and jawline.
The lifespan of a chin implant varies depending on the material used. However, most modern chin implants are designed to be long-lasting and can often last a lifetime. It’s essential to discuss the longevity of the implant material with your surgeon during the consultation.
Yes, Chin Augmentation can often be combined with other facial surgeries like rhinoplasty (nose job) or neck lift for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Combining procedures can also be cost-effective and may reduce overall recovery time.
Chin implants can be made from various materials, including silicone, polyethylene, and other biocompatible substances. The choice of material can affect the implant’s texture, flexibility, and longevity. Silicone implants are generally softer, while polyethylene implants are more rigid but offer a more natural bone-like feel.
Chin Augmentation can significantly affect the appearance of other facial features. For example, a more prominent chin can make a large nose appear more proportionate. Similarly, enhancing the chin can improve the jawline, giving a more defined and youthful appearance.