Chin Augmentation

A chin augmentation refers to refinement/improvement of the bone contour of the chin area. This is usually accomplished by placement of a fitted "implant" directly on the bone of the chin, well below the skin. This procedure is usually done to augment an underprojected chin.

The restoration of facial harmony is the goal of chin augmentation. Chin augmentation can be used to define an underdeveloped chin, or give it more prominence. Interestingly, the shape of the chin is related to nose size. That is, a small chin may make a large nose more noticeable, and vice versa. Often, rhinoplasty and chin implant are done together. Chin augmentation can also be performed at the time of neck or facelift, to help better define the jawline.

The Procedure

The procedure can be done awake or asleep. A small incision is made either below the chin, or inside the mouth. Patients may expect 5-7 days of swelling in the chin area. Other than a few stitches, no other dressings are required.

Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Most recently, Dr. Most was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2016.

I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact our Care Coordinator, Amy Mladineo, via phone at (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)