Chin Augmentation


Chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the shape and definition of the chin. It involves the use of implants or surgical modifications to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure involves making incisions in the skin crease beneath the chin to create a pocket where the chin implant can be placed. The implant is carefully selected based on the patient's desired outcome and facial structure. In some cases, chin augmentation may involve modifying the existing bone structure through osteotomy or repositioning of the chin bone.

How does Chin Augmentation work?

During chin augmentation, Dr. Okland creates a pocket or modifies the bone to accommodate the chin implant. The implant is then carefully positioned and secured in place to achieve the desired projection and contour. If bone modification is required, Dr. Okland will reshape the chin bone to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Once the implant or bone modification is in place, the incisions are closed using sutures. The procedure generally takes about one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

What are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

Enhanced Facial Harmony

Chin augmentation can improve the balance and proportion of the face by creating a more harmonious relationship between the chin, jawline, and other facial features. It can help address a weak or recessed chin, resulting in a more balanced and attractive profile.

In particular the chin augmentation procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty to ensure facial harmony. Oftentimes a patient feels their nose is too large for their face, when really a small chin is what makes the nose feel to large for the face. By strengthening the chin, a relatively larger nose will look more natural on the face.

Improved Jawline Definition

By adding volume and projection to the chin, chin augmentation can enhance the definition of the jawline. It can create a stronger and more sculpted jawline appearance, contributing to a more youthful and masculine or feminine facial contour, depending on the patient's desired outcome.

Increased Confidence

Many individuals with a weak or underdeveloped chin may feel self-conscious about their facial profile. Chin augmentation can help improve self-esteem and confidence by providing a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing chin and facial appearance.

Rejuvenated Appearance

As we age, the chin may lose volume and definition, resulting in a less youthful appearance. Chin augmentation can restore lost volume and create a more rejuvenated and refreshed look, helping to reverse the signs of aging in the lower face.

Customizable Results

Chin augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, allowing Dr. Okland to tailor the treatment plan to the patient's unique facial anatomy and desired outcome. The size, shape, and position of the chin implant can be carefully chosen to achieve the desired aesthetic goals.

Long-lasting Results

Chin implants are typically made from biocompatible materials that provide long-lasting results. Once the initial swelling subsides, the final results of chin augmentation can be appreciated, and the outcomes are generally considered permanent.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION: During the initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history. Dr. Okland will evaluate your facial anatomy and determine if you are a suitable candidate for chin augmentation. They will also explain the procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: If you decide to proceed with the surgery, you will schedule a date for the procedure. Prior to the surgery, you may be required to undergo certain pre-operative tests and assessments. Dr. Okland will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, which may include avoiding certain medications or adjusting your lifestyle habits.

SURGERY: On the day of the procedure, you will typically be given anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Okland will make a small incision either under the chin or inside the mouth to create a pocket for the chin implant. The implant will be carefully positioned and secured in place. The incisions will then be closed with sutures.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are fully awake and stable. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which is normal and expected. Dr. Okland may provide you with post-operative instructions, including how to care for the incisions, manage pain, and reduce swelling. It is important to follow these instructions for a smooth recovery.

POST-OPERATIVE APPOINTMENTS: You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing. The timing and frequency of these appointments will depend on your individual case. During these visits, Dr. Okland will assess your healing, remove any sutures if necessary, and address any concerns or questions you may have.


Frequently Asked Questions?

The recovery time can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect some swelling and bruising in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few weeks. Most individuals can resume their normal daily activities within a week or two, but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks to ensure proper healing.
Dr. Okland utilizes techniques that minimize the visibility of scars. Incisions are typically made in inconspicuous locations, such as inside the mouth or beneath the chin, to ensure that any resulting scars are well-hidden. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.
Chin augmentation is generally performed under general anesthesia. The choice of anesthesia will depend on various factors, including your comfort level, the complexity of the procedure, and Dr. Okland’s recommendation. Dr. Okland will discuss the anesthesia options with you and determine the most suitable approach for your specific case.
Chin augmentation can help enhance the overall balance and harmony of your facial features, which may indirectly improve the appearance of your jawline. However, if you have specific concerns about your jawline, it is best to discuss them with Dr. Okland during the consultation. He can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and recommend additional procedures, such as jawline contouring, if necessary.
Yes, chin augmentation can be combined with other facial procedures to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation or enhancement. Commonly combined procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), facelift, neck lift, or cheek augmentation. Dr. Okland will assess your individual needs and discuss the possibility of combining procedures to achieve your desired results.
In most cases, chin implants are designed to be permanent and do not require removal or replacement unless complications arise or the patient desires a change. However, it’s important to attend regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor the condition of the implant and ensure long-term satisfaction.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Chin Augmentation?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland has extensive expertise and experience in performing chin augmentation procedures. We stay updated with the latest techniques and advancements in the field to deliver optimal results.

Personalized Approach

We believe in a personalized approach to chin augmentation. We understand that each patient has unique goals and facial anatomy. Dr. Okland will carefully evaluate your individual needs and customize a treatment plan that is tailored to enhance your specific facial features and achieve natural-looking results.

Advanced Techniques

We utilize advanced techniques in chin augmentation to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. Dr. Okland is well-versed in the latest surgical techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment to deliver precise and aesthetically pleasing results.

Comprehensive Care

We provide comprehensive care throughout your chin augmentation journey. From the initial consultation to post-operative follow-up appointments, we are dedicated to your well-being and satisfaction. Our team will support you at every step, addressing your concerns, providing detailed information, and offering guidance to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience.

Patient Satisfaction

Our priority is your satisfaction and happiness with the results of your chin augmentation. We take the time to understand your expectations and work diligently to achieve your desired outcome. We value open communication and aim to exceed your expectations, giving you a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem.

Safety and Results

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. We maintain rigorous safety protocols and adhere to the highest standards of medical care. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and successful chin augmentation procedure, resulting in beautiful, harmonious facial proportions that enhance your overall appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in chin augmentation procedures. Dr. Okland understand the importance of addressing your specific concerns and helping you achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. During your consultation, Dr. Okland will carefully evaluate your needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. With a personalized approach, Dr. Okland will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique goals and desired aesthetic outcomes.

Take the first step towards enhancing the appearance of your chin by scheduling your consultation today. We are committed to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving natural-looking and long-lasting results.