A small chin commonly makes the nose appear relatively larger and the neck softer because the jawline is ill-defined. Whether your chin has always been small or whether it receded over time, Dr. Chaboki can give your face balance with chin augmentation using implants. Washington, DC and Maryland-area patients who have a "weak chin" or a double chin often think they need a neck lift for their sagging neck or rhinoplasty because their nose appears large. As a facial specialist, Dr. Chaboki understands when chin augmentation can provide the improvements they desire.
Dr. Chaboki specializes exclusively in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. To learn more about chin augmentation and other procedures to minimize the signs of aging, request your cosmetic consultation with him online, or call his office at (202) 800-2085.
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Case 129, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting
Washington DC plastic surgeons generally assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. A small chin relative to the face creates unbalance, so more attention is drawn to other areas such as the nose or neck. Patients with a weak chin may benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant, neck liposuction, and/or a lower facelift.This Washington DC area patient consider various cosmetic procedures to improve his chin and jawline. Cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Chaboki allowed him to visualize potential results with plastic surgery via computer simulation. He wasn't ready for neck liposuction or a lower facelift and was primari...
Case 139, Chin Augmentation
Plastic surgeons will assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not necessarily just a specific facial area. A chin that is small relative to other areas of the face may draw disproportionate attention to other facial areas, such as the nose or neck. For example, a patient may complain of a "big" nose or "fat" neck.Patients with a small, weak chin can benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant or facial filler (ex. Juvederm®). While plastic surgeons offer a variety methods to improve the chin, the benefit of a silicone chin implant is that it offers permanent, three dimensional improvement with minimal downtime that other options may ...
Case 175, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting
A double chin, otherwise known as submental fullness, has different etiologies. Skin, muscle, fat, bone, and glands all contribute to the appearance of the neck and jawline. Some patients have sagging, loose skin that give the appearance of "turkey neck". Other patients may have excess neck fat giving a double chin.Consultation with a facial plastic surgeon can help determine appropriate treatment options for a double chinA double chin from a small chin is typically augmented with a silicone implant. In addition to being permanent, the other benefit of a silicone chin implant is that it offers three dimensional augmentation that facial filler injections do not p...
Case 65, Chin Augmentation
Northern Virginia plastic surgeons often assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. Virginia cosmetic surgery patients with a small or weak chin may benefit from chin augmentation with an implant. A silicone chin implant may be an appropriate option with rhinoplasty for some patients with "large" or asymmetric noses.This Virginia rhinoplasty patient also complained of a small chin, which had bothered her for her entire life. Dr. Chaboki provided computer simulation to help her appreciate potential aesthetic results with a silicone chin implant. She was undergoing rhinoplasty to improve nasal breathing and symmetry. At the same time, she un...
Case 149, Botox Cosmetic, Chin Augmentation, Facial Fillers, Facial Sculpting, Lip Enhancement
Muscle neuromodulators (ex. Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) and facial fillers (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®) are very popular aesthetic treatments for Washington DC area plastic surgery patients. While neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic® are commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes, these treatments may also be used on facial muscles to reshape the lower face. Restylane® and Juvederm®, hyaluronic acid fillers, help smooth wrinkles by adding volume and reducing shadows and depressions. Dark circles and wrinkles may even be present in younger patients, which can start to develop around the 20's.This younger patient wanted cos...
Case 162, Chin Augmentation
A small chin can make the face appear more child-like and/or the cheeks relatively "too fat" or cherub in appearance. Plastic surgery of the chin can help improve facial proportions not only to make a chin larger, but also help for a more balanced face.Chin surgery is primarily performed with an implant. Silicone is the most popular facial implant, due to factors such as the ease of placement, range of sizes, and natural results. Chin augmentation surgery usually takes less than an hour via an incision hidden under the chin. This Washington DC gentleman researched facial sculpting options online. He reported that the cheeks were too large and chin relatively to ...
Case 151, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting
Many Washington plastic surgery patients complain of a small chin. A small chin may also make the neck or lower cheeks look fatter. In addition, patients with small chins will have underdeveloped lower jaw bone and often have a history of wisdom teeth extractions.A small chin improves with augmentation by a silicone implant or facial filler (ex. Juvederm®), the two most popular methods of enhancing the chin. Chin implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which can be further modified as necessary. While plastic surgeons offer a variety methods to improve the chin, one benefit of silicone chin implant surgery is that it has minimal downtime and may be combined with other proce...
Case 96, Chin Augmentation
Plastic surgeons generally assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. A small chin relative to the face creates unbalance, so more attention is drawn to other areas such as the nose. Patients with a small or "double" chin may benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant, neck liposuction, and/or a lower facelift.This patient complained of a small chin relative to his face and considered plastic surgery for years. With a cosmetic surgery consultation, a computer simulation with Dr. Chaboki helped him appreciate potential results with a silicone chin implant. Dr. Chaboki provided a natural result via a small hidden incision under t...
Case 170, Chin Augmentation, Rhinoplasty
A man's nose generally is larger and wider, as compared to a woman's nose. Rhinoplasty in male patients conservatively reduces the size of the nose, as appropriate. However, sometimes a nose should be made larger, in order to appear more proportionate and natural.This patient wanted to improve his profile and refine the nasal tip. Uncertain of the rhinoplasty methods to enhance the nose and achieve his desired results, he consulted with Dr. Chaboki to review various rhinoplasty techniques. Dr. Chaboki recommend augmenting the bridge and root of the nose to improve his profile. In addition, narrowing of the nasal tip would be conservative to maintain natural results. Dr. Chaboki ...
Case 176, Brow Lift, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Fat Transfer
Sagging neck skin gradually develops as one gets older. In addition, fat accumulates under the chin and facial bones thin over time. Each factor plays a different role in every patient to create an aging neck or submental fullness (i.e. a double chin). Plastic surgery options will vary based on a patient's anatomy and personal preferences.This woman had prior facelift and chin surgery, and has multiple factors contributing to her aging neck and jawline. She had sagging skin and muscle, excess neck fat, a weak chin bone, and droopy neck glands. She consulted with several plastic surgeons and chose Dr. Chaboki, a facelift specialist, to perform revision cosmetic surgery...
How It's Performed
Chin implants are made from a type of solid silicone that mimics the feel of hard bone. Therefore, they don't run the risk of tearing. Dr. Chaboki helps you choose the implant that's best for you, taking your unique facial proportions and your aesthetic goals into consideration.
Complete Your Rejuvenation
- Cheek augmentation: Augmenting the cheeks with implants, fillers, or a surgical lift can be a great complement to chin enhancement.
- Rhinoplasty: An enhanced nose pairs nicely with a sleek, strong chin for more balanced facial harmony.
- Neck lift: Tightening loose skin and fat around the jawline and neck enhances the results of a chin augmentation.
Depending on the specifics of your surgery, Dr. Chaboki may perform your chin augmentation while you are under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. During your consultation, he reviews your surgical plan with you so you know precisely what you can expect. Your chin augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited hospital or surgery center, and it typically lasts about an hour. This means that you'll be able to return home shortly after your procedure, although you'll need a loved one to drive you.
During your procedure, Dr. Chaboki makes a careful incision on the underside of your chin. Through this discreet incision, he places your chin implant and carefully positions it atop your lower jawbone. He evaluates your chin for symmetry and size before closing the incision.
Meet Dr. Chaboki
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Recovery After Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a relatively minor surgical procedure, but it's still important to give yourself plenty of time to rest and heal at home. Discomfort and soreness are not uncommon but are manageable with prescribed medication. Although you'll likely feel well enough to be up and about within just a couple of days, most chin implant patients take about 1 week off work to allow their incisions to heal and bruising and swelling to dissipate.
There's no need to alter your diet after chin augmentation with Dr. Chaboki, because he uses an incision under the chin. Some plastic surgeons prefer to use incisions within the mouth, which can restrict eating during the recovery period. Dr. Chaboki prefers the incision under the chin because it gives him better access when precisely placing the implant. This incision typically heals to a small, flat scar that is practically invisible. To ensure optimal healing, it's important to protect your incision from the sun until it is fully healed.
Although each patient's recuperation progresses at a different rate, Dr. Chaboki typically removes bandages after 2 to 4 days, and sutures dissolve afterward. As your incision continues to heal, you'll begin to notice your ultimate outcome — a beautiful, proportionate chin that can enhance your profile indefinitely.
To learn more about Dr. Chaboki's approach to chin augmentation, read his answers to frequently asked questions about this surgery.
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