Chin Augmentation

Enhance your facial balance and confidence with a carefully planned chin augmentation procedure. Let Dr. Fedok help you achieve a more defined profile.

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What Is
Chin Augmentation

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When the chin projection is poor or “weak,” chin augmentation itself improves the patient’s profile. Chin augmentation can create favorable changes in the patient’s overall skeletal profile. This will aid in the appearance of other aspects of the anatomy by producing better balance and harmony in the facial appearance. Chin augmentation often contributes to overall balance and harmony when combined with rhinoplasty, facelift, or neck lift procedures.

How Does
It Work?

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It is not unusual that during consultation, Dr. Fedok may recommend that his patient undergo chin augmentation as an essential aspect of a rhinoplasty or a facelift procedure. This is because he carefully assesses how each facial feature contributes to his patient’s overall appearance, recognizing the significance of maintaining aesthetic balance in the entire facial anatomy.

Who Are Ideal Candidates?

BeautiFill GoldWho Are Ideal Candidates?

The ideal candidate for chin augmentation is someone with a weak or underdeveloped chin, asymmetry, or facial imbalances. In addition, you need to be in good health and have realistic expectations. Occasionally, Dr. Fedok will recommend consultation with an oral surgeon to align the whole jaw and teeth. Generally, when looking at your profile in the mirror, the chin should approximate the imaginary vertical line drop from the edge of the lower lip. Many patients desiring rhinoplasty or other facial procedures are unaware that their chin is relatively small or out of balance with the rest of their face.

Chin Augmentation Benefits

Chin Augmentation Benefits

With these benefits, chin augmentation may be the right choice for you!

  • Enhances facial harmony, making you appear more attractive and confident
  • Improves the jawline, creating a more youthful and sculpted look
  • Boosts self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on other areas of your life
  • Corrects facial asymmetry
  • Provides long-lasting results

Chin Augmentation Before & After Results

Chin Augmentation Before & After Results
Chin Augmentation Surgery (3d simulator)

Chin Augmentation Surgery

The material used to build up the chin is a medical-grade synthetic implant.  This implant increases the skin projection by supporting the soft tissue overlying the mandible (lower chin/jaw bone).  Surgeons widely accept this implant material due to its established track record of success and safety over the years. Within a short time following your chin augmentation surgery, the chin implant becomes incorporated into the tissues and acquires nearly the same consistency as the surrounding tissues.  The surgery is performed under “twilight” anesthesia for most patients.

Usually, Dr. Fedok inserts the chin implant through an incision located beneath the chin.  This approach is often chosen when submental fat removal or a neck procedure is also being performed.  Most patients commonly report that, with time, the chin implants begin to feel and appear like their natural tissue.

Alternatively, some patients may be better served by a genioplasty procedure.  In this procedure, a small portion of the chin bone is advanced forward and secured in place.  In that case, Dr. Fedok may refer you to an oral surgeon.


After chin augmentation surgery, a dressing may be placed around the chin, overlying some tape, until the morning following surgery. At that time, the dressing is removed. Chin augmentation recovery requires a few days of downtime, with most patients returning to their regular activities within a week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided. While initial results are visible after a few weeks, the final outcome becomes apparent as swelling continues to subside over several months.

Chin Augmentation Recovery
Chin Augmentation - Risks and Side Effects

Risks and Side Effects

In chin augmentation, as in any surgery, such elements as infection, rejection of the chin implant, paresthesias (sensations of prickling, tingling or creeping of the skin), and swelling can occur, and a patient must be willing to accept these risks. However, the procedure has a very high success rate and adds the finishing touch in facial harmony. The results are often dramatic and very gratifying for the patient.

Book Your Chin Augmentation Consultation With Dr. Fedok

We use advanced techniques and technology to ensure our patients achieve the best possible chin augmentation before and after results. Contact our Foley office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedok and learn more about how chin augmentation can benefit you! Patients throughout Daphne, Fairhope, Gulf Shores and the greater Alabama trust Dr. Fedok to deliver desired results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of chin augmentation can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the type of procedure (e.g., surgical or non-surgical), the geographic location of the clinic, the surgeon’s experience, and the specific techniques used. It’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Fedok Plastic Surgery for a personalized assessment and a detailed cost estimate tailored to your individual needs.

Chin augmentation primarily focuses on enhancing the appearance of the chin itself. While it can improve the overall balance and harmony of your facial features, it may not directly address issues with the jawline. However, in some cases, chin augmentation may indirectly enhance the appearance of the jawline by creating a more balanced facial profile.

Surgical chin augmentation with implants is considered a more permanent solution, and the results can be long-lasting, often lasting for many years or even a lifetime. Non-surgical options, such as dermal fillers, are temporary and require periodic touch-up treatments to maintain the results.

Chin augmentation primarily focuses on enhancing the appearance of the chin and may not directly address issues with jowls. Jowls are typically related to changes in the lower face due to aging, and they may require other procedures, such as a facelift or neck lift, to address effectively. Dr. Fedok can evaluate your specific concerns and recommend appropriate procedures to achieve your desired results.

Chin augmentation recovery from implant surgery typically involves a longer healing period.  Patients may need to take several days off work or social activities and should avoid strenuous physical activity for a few weeks.  Swelling and bruising may persist for several weeks, gradually improving over time. Dr. Fedok provides detailed post-surgery instructions to ensure optimal healing for the best results.

Yes, chin augmentation can often be combined with other facial procedures to achieve a more comprehensive facial enhancement.  Common combinations include chin augmentation with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or facelift procedures to create a balanced and harmonious facial profile.  Discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Fedok to determine the most suitable combination of procedures for your unique needs.

The main difference between genioplasty and chin augmentation (chin implant) lies in their surgical approach, purpose, and the extent of their impact. Genioplasty is focused on functional corrections, while chin augmentation is primarily a cosmetic procedure to enhance the chin’s appearance. The choice between the two depends on the patient’s goals and the underlying issues they wish to address. Consult with Dr. Fedok to determine the most appropriate procedure for an individual needs.

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