Chin Implants

Chin implants are synthetic or biological which are used to improve and enhance facial contours, usually in order to provide more balance to the face. The augmentation of the bone structure at the chin can give more definition to the face, or make an existing chin structure more prominent.

This procedure can be combined with a facelift or an eyelid surgery. However, a brow lift may actually correct the problems that made you consider these other procedures in the first place.

Surgical/Procedure Name

Chin Augmentation
Mentum Augmentation

Common Name

Chin Implants

Surgical Procedure

Your surgeon will choose the correct size and shape of the implant to improve your look. The surgeon will then make a small incision along the inside of the lower lip or just under the chin to create a pocket-like area. The implant will then be placed inside the pocket.


1-2 hours


Local Anaesthesia - discussed with your surgeon

Pre Operative Care

Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).

To eliminate the chance of post op. bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and any medication containing aspirin for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months prior to surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.

Post Operative Care

Usually, the chin is taped after the surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in 5-7 days. If an intra-oral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve by itself.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgical procedures, chin implant surgery has its own set of risks and side effects.


Knowing what complications may arise, as well as what can prevent them, will help patients enjoy a positive experience.

Possible Complications
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Adverse Reaction to anesthesia
  • Need for second or more procedures
  • Scarring
  • Numbness or loss of sensation

In order to prevent any serious difficulties, patients are strongly urged to follow all instructions provided by their surgeon.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner