Will A Chin Implant Change My Smile: 5 Facts You Should Know About Chin Implants

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If you are looking to bring harmony to your facial features, your chin’s appearance makes a significant impact. Chins that appear too small or under-projected can make your nose seem disproportionately large or blunt your jawline and neck definition. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs chin augmentation to improve patients’ profiles, I’ve seen first-hand how beautifully chin implants enhance and define facial features.

If you’re wondering whether chin augmentation can achieve your aesthetic goals, here are 5 important benefits of chin implants.

Chin Implants Balance Your Forehead and Nose

Your chin plays a huge part in balancing your facial symmetry. For the right patient, a chin implant provides a balance between the forehead and nose. By choosing the right implant size, the shape and placement can work harmoniously to provide you with optimal facial aesthetics.

You Can Reduce the Appearance of a Double Chin

Chin proportions may be causing the tip of your chin to start at your neck. This can make your face appear bulkier and puffier and increase the presence of a double chin. Extending your chin with a chin implant takes years off your appearance and diminishes the appearance of a double chin. This extension can provide a sleeker chin, affecting your neck aesthetic and creating a more angular neck and jawline.

Frequently, combining chin augmentation with other procedures can enhance your newfound facial balance and harmony. During your consultation, I will assess the face as a whole to determine whether other procedures may help you achieve your best outcome. Some patients may benefit from adding buccal fat removal, a neck lift, or a customized facelift (Reflection Lift) to improve the overall contour of the neck and jaw.

Chin Definition Is Improved With Chin Implants

A weak or recessed chin affects your overall facial appearance. A chin implant makes your chin more prominent, creating a stronger, squarer chin. Many patients feel their faces look more energetic, youthful, and fit after this procedure. You can see the dramatic difference a chin implant can make by browsing my patients’ chin implant before and after pictures.

A Chin Implant Will Not Change Your Smile

After surgery, you will experience some swelling and stiffness. While your smile may be altered temporarily following surgery, your smile will not be changed in the long term. It is important to follow our post-operative instructions to optimize your healing process and achieve the best possible results.

You Will Not Have A Visible Scar

The implant may be placed in one of two ways during your surgery. If the implant is placed through an incision within the mouth, there is no visible scarring. If the implant is placed using an incision under the chin, I conceal the incision in a natural crease where a thin scar is not typically noticeable.


The first step you can take is to schedule a personal consultation with a facial plastic surgeon. I take whatever time is needed to assess your facial anatomy and learn about your goals and concerns in order to recommend the best procedure or combination of procedures to achieve your goals.

To start your journey to more balanced facial harmony, request a consultation at Youthful Reflections Facial Plastic Surgery Center using our online form or call us at (615) 942-8016.

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