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 Arlington and Ashburn, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; 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 board-certified facial plastic surgeon, 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.

Chin Augmentation
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Chin and neck lift surgery to tighten the jawline of a younger woman

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... Read More
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Cheek and chin augmentation to enhance the facial fullness in a younger woman

Full cheeks are in high demand by Washington DC plastic surgery patients, as it's a sign of youthful vigor. While some are born with relatively flatter cheeks, the cheeks naturally flatten with age as gradual bone and fat volume loss occurs.Liquid facelift procedures with facial fillers are often the first choice of... Read More
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Young woman after chin augmentation and neck liposuction for a weak chin

Patients explore a range of procedures, including liposuction and facelifts, to enhance their neck and jawline features. While liposuction can effectively address a double chin, it only address superficial neck fat and is often combined with complementary procedures for a more comprehensive neck contouring.This woman from Washington DC... Read More
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a younger man

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 popul... Read More
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Closed rhinoplasty with chin augmentation to enhance the profile of a younger man

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.... Read More
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the chin for a more defined jawline in a younger woman

Many individuals are born with or develop a weak chin. These patients often have a long dental or orthodontic history as a child or teenager. As an adult, a weak chin can contribute to appearance of a double chin despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. Chin augmentation with an implant is an option to consider as it can help contour the... Read More
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Revision facelift, neck lift, and eye lift to rejuvenate the appearance of an older woman

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... Read More
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Chin Augmentation with a silicone implant to strengthen and define the jawline of a younger man

Enhancing a weak chin is a frequent request at Potomac Plastic Surgery. We enhance chins through a combination of techniques as part of facial sculpting. This Washington DC gentleman complained of a weak chin and an ill-defined jawline. He wanted more definition and to appear more masculine. In this facial sculpting case, Dr.... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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.

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in preservation rhinoplasty.

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How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost in Washington, DC?

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. We offer additional information related to the cost of plastic surgery on our Fees & Financing page.

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.

Chin Augmentation FAQs

Can I combine cosmetic chin augmentation with other facial surgery?

Yes, it’s generally preferred to combine procedures. First, by combining surgery, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure, and you may save money on fees. Secondly, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area, such as fat transfer and face lifting. Lastly, the recovery process following surgery would only be once, and you minimize downtime by avoiding 2 separate procedures. Commonly combined procedures with chin augmentation surgery include the following:

When can I resume regular exercise after chin augmentation surgery?

Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient’s medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavy activity, such as aerobics, yoga, cycling, running, heavy lifting, or similar vigorous activities are allowed 2 weeks after the procedure. Contact sports are generally allowed 6 weeks after surgery.

Will I need time off work after chin augmentation?

Most patients plan at least a few days or one week off from work. A longer period of recovery may be necessary for combined procedures.

How long is the chin augmentation procedure?

Chin augmentation is a relatively quick surgical procedure. The length of surgery may range from 1 hour or longer, if combined with other cosmetic surgery.

Where is chin augmentation performed?

Dr. Chaboki practices facial plastic surgery at several DC area surgical facilities to accommodate his patients. Minor procedures with local anesthesia are performed in the DC office (nonsurgical facelift with injectable fillers). Chin augmentation surgery with IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia is performed at accredited facilities with a board-certified anesthesiologist.

  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • MedStar Surgery Center

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