Chin Augmentation

Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have chin augmentation (mentoplasty) each year and you can be the next. If you have a recessed chin which lacks prominence, you can be a good candidate for chin augmentation.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to improve the bone structure of the chin area. It is generally done with the placement of an implant directly on the bone of the chin. In this way, the implants can give more projection to an underprojected chin and the procedure can define an underdeveloped chin and give more prominence to it.

The goal of this procedure is to enhance the contours like jawline and neck, and therefore improve the overall facial harmony. The placement of implants around the bone of the chin changes the shape of the face and it enhances the harmony of other facial features. *1 For example, the shape of the chin and nose size are related, and chin augmentation can easily be combined and performed together with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, neck lift, and facelift.

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Problems & Solutions

Chin augmentation can address your cosmetic problems in your chin area. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

My chin is too far back. I’m looking for a surgical option without implants.

In your case, a sliding genioplasty can be a good solution. It is a very effective option for patients who...

My jawline lacks definition and has begun to sag. I don’t want surgery.

If your jawline lacks definition and has begun to sag due to aging or other reasons, and you don’t want a...

I want to have my chin corrected, but I’m afraid of scars.

Actually, even if you choose a surgical or a nonsurgical option to have your chin corrected, you should not be...

I have a fat neck and I have poor jawline definition, but I’m too young for a surgery.

Sometimes, fat neck is not due to aging but due to a family trait or genetic and if you’re young and...

My chin is too large to fit in with my other facial features.

If your chin is too large, you may consider chin reduction surgery to achieve a more pleasing contour for...

I’m a professional boxer. I’m afraid of the potential risks.

In your case, it is strongly recommended that you should avoid facial implants until the time you...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

My chin was so small and weak. I decided to have chin implants. It’s been 4 weeks and I feel amazing. Finally, I got the chin I always wanted. My customized extended implant was well-matched with my face. Totally worth it!
Shannon Miller Chin Augmentation
I wasn’t worried about the surgery. But I was anxious about pre-op and post-op periods. I was asking myself what if I do something wrong? Fortunately, I chose a highly professional clinic! They gave me detailed instructions for before and after the surgery.
Maria Randall Chin Augmentation

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Chin Augmentation?

It is not hard to be eligible for a chin augmentation procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!

You may be a good candidate:

  • If you have an underdeveloped chin (small, weak or recessed chin) that lacks prominence
  • If you are not happy with the appearance of your chin area and facial profile
  • If your facial features are fully developed and you’re in overall good health
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What are the Expected Outcomes of Chin Augmentation?

The outcomes of chin augmentation can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Chin augmentation presents a permanent solution for a recessed chin, which offers augmented size and projection. Through chin augmentation, you can achieve a more projected chin which will be in harmony with your other facial features. It can provide balance and better facial proportions. Chin implants help to add definition to your receding chin, while enhancing the overall attractiveness of your face, not to mention that you’ll have a better profile!

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. For most people, a weak chin makes them feel very self-conscious because an ill-proportioned and a recessed chin can overshadow other facial features, which negatively impact your profile and overall appearance. The chin creates facial definition and plays an important role in the balance of the face. If you are not happy with the appearance of your chin, you can experience serious psychological distress, which can negatively affect your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image.

How is a Chin Augmentation Done?

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of the chin and the face. It is customized according to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

This outpatient procedure is typically done with local anesthesia with sedation, but depending on the particular case, it can be performed using general anesthesia.

Surgery

The details of the surgery depend on the patients’ needs and the surgeon’s approach. The surgeons we work with perform several techniques. So, this surgery is unique for each patient. What is suitable for you depends on your anatomical characteristics and your desired goals.

In general, chin implants can be placed through small incisions inside the mouth or below the chin which means no or very less visible scarring. *2 The implants are conical, custom sized and made out of biocompatible material such as silicone which quickly sticks to the jawbone while creating a very natural feel and look. *3 After the implants are placed properly, dissolvable sutures or stitches are used to close the incisions. Chin augmentation surgery typically takes less than one hour.

Risks and Complications*4

Chin Augmentation, as all the other surgeries, have risks to it. But the serious complications are rare. These risks include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Implant displacement: The implant may move out of place before the healing is complete, but after the healing process is done this is not probable. Wearing the chin dressing until the healing is completed will prevent this from ever happening.
  • Bone Resorption: The bone in touch with the implant can erode. The causes of this can be inadequate implant positioning, soft tissue pressure on the implant, wrong placement of the implant, oversized implant, implant’s material as well as the patient’s age and sex. If you choose a highly experienced surgeon, the probability is close to zero.
  • Nerve damage: The mental nerves are close to the surgeon area, if the surgeon is inexperienced, any damage to these nerves can cause loss of sensation in the chin and lip.
  • Extrusion: If implant size is chosen amiss, extrusion can be a complication.
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

What To Expect During A Chin Augmentation Recovery?

The First Week

After the surgery, a chin dressing might be placed to keep pressure on the implant while allowing to improve adherence of the soft tissue to the jawbone and it is generally removed after 1-3 days. Sutures and stitches are removed within 5 days. Swelling and bruising generally subside in about 7-10 days. Most patients state that there is a very little pain after surgery which can also be eased with pain medication. You will be able to return to work and normal level daily activities in about 3-4 days. You should avoid chewing hard foods for about a week. A soft diet might be advised for 1-7 days.

Later

Swelling and bruising will gradually disappear, and they should be difficult to notice after about 10 days. You need to sleep face-up, with your head elevated for 1 to 2 weeks to ease swelling and protect incisions. After one week, you will be able to return to your most daily activities. It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises for at least 3-4 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and will tell you when you are ready. Your results will be close to the final within a month and your final look will become evident after about 3 months. It is very important to follow post-op instructions. Your surgeon will provide a customized recovery plan based on your needs and your level of healing.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Chin augmentation is one of the most rewarding plastic surgery procedures which allows us to refine poor chin definition by placing custom sized implants to the jawbone.”

What to Do Before Chin Augmentation?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Instructions

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After Chin Augmentation?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Don’t forget your examination in the next few days for the dressings.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Take pain medication and antibiotics prescribed for you by your surgeon.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods for about a week.
  • Rinse your mouth following every meal with antiseptic oral rinse or water.
  • Sleep face-up, with your head elevated for 1-2 weeks.
  • Your surgeon will create an individualized recovery plan based on your chin augmentation procedure and healing rate. You should follow all post-operative instructions meticulously.
  • If anything unusual happens, please contact us.
  • And don’t forget to share some photos of your new look!

Quote from the Doctor

“Chin affects the appearance of the whole face. This is why careful and well-planned changes in the chin can transform you into almost another person.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about chin augmentation.

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to balance the profile by enhancing a poor chin structure and improving overall facial harmony through the placement of surgical implants.
All surgical procedures have some risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
During surgery, you will not feel pain because of the anesthesia and after the surgery, most of the patients are surprised how little pain there is, which subsides in a week or so.
This outpatient procedure is typically done with local anesthesia with sedation, but depending on the particular case, it can be performed using general anesthesia.
There are many variables to consider before deciding the right implant size. During your consultation, your surgeon will conduct a physical examination and determine the best option for your case.
The surgery typically takes less than an hour.
The chin dressing is removed after 1-3 days. Sutures are removed within 5 days. Swelling and bruising subside in about 7-10 days. You will be able to return to work and most of your normal level daily activities in about 3-4 days.
If you have a weak chin that lacks prominence, you are a good candidate for chin augmentation.
There is no certain limitation for this. If your chin is fully developed, you can have chin augmentation.
Chin implants are placed through small incisions inside the mouth or under the chin, which means very little to no visible scarring.
Swelling and bruising generally subside in about 7-10 days.
Especially, the risk of a serious problem is very small. But the most common ones are infection and hematoma.
It is best to avoid tiresome activities for at least two weeks. You should refrain from strenuous exercises for at least 3-4 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and will tell you when you are ready.
The implants are conical, soft, flexible, custom sized and made of biocompatible materials such as solid silicone.
Your surgeon will prepare a detailed and customized plan by discussing your goals, desires, and expectations with you. They will ask you some questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination, and provide treatment options and before-after photos.
If you work with highly experienced and understanding doctors such the ones we work with, you will be completely satisfied with your results. As Clineca, we cooperate with doctors who have the highest patient satisfaction rate and chin surgeries are among their specialties. They and their staff work tenderly to provide high quality care and fascinating results. Moreover, as Clineca we provide support throughout your experience in Istanbul, from medical equipments to 7/24 translators to providing you with wellbeing assistance.
The results of chin augmentation are permanent. Chin implants are designed to last for a lifetime.
You should avoid chewing hard foods for about a week. A soft diet might be advised for 1-7 days.
Through chin augmentation, you can achieve a more projected chin which will be in harmony with your other facial features.
At Clineca, we are using 3D Imaging System. This technology provides a preview of your chin before your chin augmentation procedure begins.

Problems & Solutions

Chin augmentation can address your cosmetic problems in your chin area. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

In your case, a sliding genioplasty can be a good solution. It is a very effective option for patients who want to correct their chin position. It is mostly done on patients with a weak chin. Sliding genioplasty involves advancing the jawbone without inserting an implant. In a nutshell, the surgeon slides the lower chin forward to produce more chin projection. In a sliding genioplasty, generally, the surgeon uses a surgical saw in order to cut the mandible away from the rest of the chin and move it to correct the receding chin. Foremost, the surgeon pulls down your lower lip and cuts the gum of the lower lip under your bottom teeth, and then the soft tissue is disparted from the jawbone. They use the saw to cut a small line in the chin for reference, which assures the bone stays straight when it is moved forward. Your chin is repositioned, and you can achieve a more harmonious facial profile. However, the details of the surgery depend on the patients’ needs and the surgeon’s approach. If you want further information, please contact us.
If that is the case, you may consider jaw enhancement treatments. It is a nonsurgical chin augmentation method using cosmetic dermal filler injections which do not require anesthesia or stitches, which means no scarring. Cosmetic fillers help to smooth the contours of your jaw, by doing this, it increases the definition of your jawline. It also decreases the jowls and folds around your jawline. By using dermal filler injections, loose skin can be filled in, and a more youthful appearance can be achieved.
Actually, whether you choose a surgical or a nonsurgical option to have your chin corrected, you should not be worried about scarring. In the case of a chin augmentation with implants, the chin implants are usually placed through small incisions inside the mouth, or below the chin, which means very little visible scarring if any at all. If the external approach is chosen, the scar will be very small and under the chin, which will be barely visible because of its location. If you choose the internal approach, the scar will be in your mouth, and it will disappear completely in time. Therefore, even if you choose a surgical option, you’ll have very little to no scarring. On the other hand, nonsurgical options such as dermal filler injections do not require incisions or stitches, which means no scarring.
Sometimes, fat neck is not due to aging but due to a family trait or genetic and if you’re young and your skin is still elastic, neck liposuction may treat your problem. If you want to enhance your jawline by adding definition, you may consider chin augmentation with or without implants. If you are not eligible for a chin surgery because of your age, you may consider jaw enhancement injections. However, if you are under the age of 18, it is best for you to wait until you’re 18 before having a chin implant or a sliding genioplasty because the jawbone is probably still growing, and the thickening of the jawline is not yet complete until the age 18.
If your chin is too large, you may consider chin reduction surgery to achieve a more pleasing contour for your face. It helps to reshape the chin bone and other structural tissues without the necessity of a facial implant. An especially large and prominent chin gives the impression that the nose and other facial features look so small for the face, and chin reduction provides an effective solution to refine facial contour and definition by creating a harmonious profile. During surgery, the surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth or below the chin. Using a special instrument, he reshapes the chin bone and removes the excess bone to proportion the contour. Then the chin is repositioned, and the incisions are closed. In your case, it seems you are a good candidate for a chin reduction procedure, but in the end your surgeon will decide what’s the best option for your case.
In your case, it is strongly recommended that you should avoid facial implants until the time you have retired from boxing because even though a soft silicone material is placed into the pocket overlying the jawbone, a hard punch can split the implant and cause a serious trouble. Unfortunately, in this situation, there is always a risk of a serious problem. Nevertheless, you can discuss your particular case with your surgeon during the consultation. They will recommend the best options for your case.
References

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2. Harris WC, Raggio BS. Facial Chin Augmentation. [Updated 2022 May 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554506/

3. Romo, T., & Lanson, B. G. (2008). Chin Augmentation. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 16(1), 69–77. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.fsc.2007.10.001

4. Polo, M. (2017). Bone resorption under Chin implants: The orthodontist's role in its diagnosis and management. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 151(1), 201–208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.06.035