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
 Before & After Photos

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

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Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 292 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a middle-aged man

A weak chin is a common complaint among patients at Potomac Plastic Surgery. We augment chins through a combination of surgical and nonsurgical techniques as part of facial sculpting. This Washington DC gentleman complained of a weak chin. He wanted to create a stronger and more defined jawline and profile, which is especiall... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 280 Front View in Washington, DC
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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
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 187 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin Augmentation to strengthen the profile of a younger man

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 appearance of other facial features, such as the neck, cheeks, and nose.Chin augmentation, eit... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 214 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin Augmentation with Neck Liposuction to improve appearance of a double chin in a younger woman

A defined neck and jawline is requested by many. Patients consider a variety of procedures to tighten the neck and chin areas such as liposuction, neck lift, facelift, and chin surgery. Liposuction alone can improve a double chin (i.e. submental fullness), but often combined with other procedures to contour and lift the neck.... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 140 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a younger woman

A chin that is small relative to other facials areas may contribute to facial disharmony and bring disproportionate attention to specific facial areas. For example, while most patients feel their chin is too small, some patients may rather come to a plastic surgeon's office for a "big" nose or "fat" neck (ie. double c... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 167 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial sculpting with a chin implant, neck liposuction, buccal fat reduction and rhinoplasty to enhance the face and neck of a younger woman

Facial cosmetic surgery patients frequently want liposuction of the neck, cheeks, jawline, or face. Liposuction is a great option for the neck and a double chin (i.e. submental fullness). However, liposuction has generally not been a great option for the face or cheeks. Liposuction is usually better for broad reg... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 208 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin Augmentation and Facial Sculpting to strengthen and define the profile of a younger man

A more defined chin and jawline is often requested in our Washington, D.C., plastic surgery office. Patients may complain of a weak chin, double chin, or submental fullness. Patients who want more chin definition often have an underdeveloped lower jaw bone (mandible) and a history of wisdom teeth extractions. Read more about how an... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 201 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation to strengthen the profile of a middle-aged woman

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

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.

Dr. Chaboki

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.

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.

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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