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
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 specific facial area of concern to the patient. Virginia cosmetic surgery patients with a small... Read More
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
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 "... Read More
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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 imbalance, so more attention is drawn to undesirable areas of the face. Patients with a small or "double" chin may benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant, neck lip... Read More
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Cosmetic surgeons typically assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. A weak chin relative to the face creates unbalance and contributes to a double chin, also known as submental fullness. Patients with a double chin may benefit from procedures such as chin augmentation with a si... Read More
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
* 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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