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Chin Augmentation

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. Houtan Chaboki can give your face balance with chin augmentation using implants in Washington, DC. People from Silver Spring, MD; Arlington, VA; and other nearby communities 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 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 teet...

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Case 114, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Featured Cases

Facelift candidates in the Washington DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia areas are always looking for alternatives to a traditional facelift, which has long incisions and a prolonged recovery. A traditional facelift to rejuvenate the neck and jawlin...

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Case 206, Chin Augmentation

A weak chin is commonly seen in a plastic surgery office. Often patients with a weak chin have had prior dental braces, wisdom teeth extraction, an over bite, or similar dental history. A disproportionately small chin can also affect the appeara...

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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 Bo...

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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 prop...

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Case 225, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Fat Transfer, Featured Cases

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Case 155, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting

A small chin often co-exists with a large nose. A disproportionately small chin can make a nose appear relatively larger. Most DC patients come initially for rhinoplasty to reduce the size of their nose, not realizing that the chin may also need to b...

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Case 68, Chin Augmentation

Virginia patients often ask plastic surgeons to modify facial features, such as facial sculpting with silicone implants to enhance the cheeks or chin. During office consultations, facial plastic surgeons assess the entire face while focusing on the s...

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Case 175, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Featured Cases

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 "tur...

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Case 173, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

A double chin gradually develops in many as one gets older. Fat accumulates under the chin, loose skin and muscle of the neck sags, facial bones thins, and glands fall with time. Each anatomic factor plays a different role in each patient. For exampl...

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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.

How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost?

Here in Washington, DC, the cost of chin augmentation depends on several different factors, including the significance of your surgery and the cost of the individual implants used. Because each procedure is different, we can't offer a specific figure on our website. However, the cost of most procedures usually falls within the range of $5,000 to $7,500 *. We offer additional information related to the cost of plastic surgery on our Fees & Financing page.

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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.

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* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.