A large or outward chin can overbear the face, while a well-defined chin can give the face balance and symmetry. If you feel your chin is too large or severe or too small and underwhelming, a chin implant or chin reduction can give you a more balanced chin. A chin augmentation with supplemental liposuction can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or neck lift to remove extra tissue and redefine the chin area.
Candidates for Chin Implants or Chin Reduction
If you feel your chin doesn’t fit your face, whether it is too large or too small, you may be a candidate for a chin implant or chin reduction. Patients should not be experiencing any jaw or teeth function issues and should be in relatively good health, be non-smokers, and have realistic goals for surgery. Patients who have used dermal fillers around the chin (such as Juvederm or Restylane) to create a more pronounced chin and were pleased with the results are good candidates for chin implants.
During a chin implant, Dr. Nima will make an incision in the natural crease line under the chin or inside the mouth. The tissue is gently stretched and an implant, made of synthetic material that feels similar to natural tissue, is inserted. The implant is custom fit and sized to a patient’s face.
During a chin reduction, Dr. Nima will sculpt the bone by shaving it down or removing a portion of it.
After surgery, Dr. Nima will apply a dressing on the chin that should remain intact for two to three days. Patients will experience some tenderness and discomfort and will be limited to a liquid and soft food diet for a few days. Patients will experience bruising and swelling for the first 5-7 days and most return to work and normal activities within one week.
- Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit
To learn more about what you can expect from your Chin Implant/Reduction process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.