Chin Implant - Am I a Good Candidate? (Photos)

Hi. I'm considering a chin implant to elongate my face shape. My face is pretty round and the right side of my jaw is bigger and more prominent than my left (assymetrical face shape). I decided that I want a sharper chin to make my face appear more slender and sharp. What type of implants do you reccomend? How will the procedure be performed? (The first photo is my face currently. The second photo is my desired result that I created using a plastic surgery software.) Thanks.

Doctor Answers 5

Chin implant

A chin implant will not elongate a facial shape.  It will actually give more projection to the mandible and add width to the sides of the chin area.  A chin implant will not make the face appear more slender and sharp.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Plastic surgery options for chin augmentation

Many plastic surgeons will augment the chin with a silicone implant, which comes in several sizes and is additionally customized for each patient. Other chin implant materials exist. The choice of material is determined by surgeon and patient. Chin bone advancement is a more complicated procedure reserved for patients who need significant chin augmentation.

Another option to consider is to reduce the size of the sides of the lower jaw. An office treatment with Botox or Dysport used in the jaw muscles can shrink them over time. You may possibly avoid surgery all together! Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a cosmetic surgeon help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki


Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin Implant - Am I a Good Candidate?

Thanks for the posted frontal photos but impossible to address over the internet without side views and facial measurements. Best to obtain a few in person evaluations in your city. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Jaw and chin contouring

I'd need to see a profile view to determine your chin projection, but it doesn't look like you'd need a chin implant.  From the photo that you've altered, it appears that you'd be able to get the result you want with bony contouring of the angle of your jaw and chin to round out the square-ness of your face and give you a more feminine, pointed chin.


Hope this helps,

Dr. Hall

Jason J. Hall, MD, FACS
Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
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Chin implant indications

We would need profile views to determine whether a chin implant might be beneficial towards your appearance. If you have a receding chin, an implant of the appropriate shape could give the frontal effect you morphed.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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