A balanced, beautiful profile is one factor that truly impacts your looks overall. Many patients are unhappy with the appearance of a “weak chin.” For this reason, Dr. Ourian’s signature Los Angeles chin augmentation is a popular procedure. Using custom made chin implants and a short, simple procedure, Dr. Ourian can create the profile that you have always wanted.

What is a Chin Augmentation?

A chin augmentation, or chin implant surgery, is also called a genioplasty. The surgery serves to refine the chin, neck, and jawline by recontouring the area, typically using an implant that is placed around your natural bone structure in the chin. The goal of chin augmentation is to give you a balanced and beautiful chin, jawline, and profile.

Chin Augmentation

At A Glance

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Surgery Length: 1 - 2 Hours

Recovery Time: 3 - 5 Days

Anesthesia: General

Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

Most patients seek the chin augmentation procedure to improve their “weak” chin. An unbalanced, recessed chin bone can create the appearance of a double chin or simply result in poor visual harmony with the rest of your facial features.

As with all plastic surgery procedures, chin augmentation patients should be generally healthy overall. Chin augmentation candidates should also have a properly aligned bite; in some cases, the appearance of a weak chin is due to an underbite that should be treated by an orthodontist. Many of these patients can benefit from both orthodontic care and genioplasty, however. A thorough consultation with Dr. Ourian and cooperation with your orthodontist can determine whether you are a good candidate for a chin implant alongside your orthodontic care.

How is a Beverly Hills Chin Augmentation Performed?

Dr. Ourian’s signature Beverly Hills chin augmentation is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. First, a small incision is made either just below the chin or inside the patient’s mouth. Through this incision, space is made for the chin implant, which is then inserted into its proper position around the bone. Once the chin implant is properly in place, incisions are closed using sutures. The entire chin augmentation procedure typically lasts just an hour to complete.

What is a Chin Implant?

Chin implants are small medical devices that are added to the chin area to change its shape and size. Most chin implants are made of silicone, a material that is very safe for the body. Our Los Angeles chin implants are very customizable, and Dr. Ourian will help you determine the correct shape and size to achieve your cosmetic goals and suit your natural facial features.

What is Recovery Like after Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation surgery requires very little downtime. Most patients may return to work or other routine activities a few days after their procedure. Cold compresses and pain medication can be used to minimize discomfort during the first week of healing.

As you heal following your chin augmentation, you should be careful to sleep face-up with your head elevated for the first week or two following your surgery. This will help to reduce swelling and ensure that incisions heal properly. Dr. Ourian may also recommend that you follow a liquid-only diet for the first 1-2 days after your chin augmentation surgery.

Most patients will begin to see the final results of their chin implant surgery several months after the surgery. By three months, residual swelling should dissipate, and final results can be seen.

What Procedures Can I Combine with a Chin Augmentation?

The purpose of a chin augmentation is to create a balanced appearance. In order to maintain this visual harmony, many chin augmentation patients choose to pair the procedure with a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” changes the shape, size, or projection of the nose. By addressing the both the chin and the nose, Dr. Ourian can ensure that your results are balanced and meet your aesthetic goals while appearing beautiful and natural.


Other patients seek a chin augmentation because they are concerned with the appearance of a double chin. Often, a double chin is the result of genetic tendency for fat to collect just below the chin, regardless of how fit or slim you may otherwise be. In addition to creating a stronger jawline using chin implants, Dr. Ourian can remove these fat deposits to further define the area. This can be achieved through liposuction, in which the fat is manually removed, or Kybella, an injectable treatment which destroys the fat cells over time.

How Much Does Chin Augmentation in Beverly Hills Cost?

The final cost of your chin augmentation surgery in Los Angeles will vary depending on factors such as the extent of your surgery, the implants used, and the type of anesthesia. Thus the cost for chin augmentation surgery varies. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will explain a more specific price estimation for your surgery after a consultation.


Frequently asked questions

Should I have a chin implant, facelift, or neck liposuction?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your chin area, there are several plastic surgery options that can benefit you depending on your specific situation. Understanding the purpose of each procedure will help you determine which is right for you. A facelift is designed to address signs of aging in the lower face. If you have loose skin or jowls due to aging, a facelift may be correct for you. Neck liposuction removes fat from just below the chin. If you feel you have a “double chin,” but are happy with the projection and shape of your chin overall, this may be the best solution. A chin implant changes the shape and size of the chin. Some patients achieve the best results through a combination of a chin implant and neck liposuction.
Does chin augmentation improve the jawline?
Many chin augmentation patients find that the surgery does improve the jawline and results in a more defined jawline. Some patients will require additional changes, such as removing fat from the chin area through liposuction or other facial implants or jaw implants.
Can I shave after chin augmentation?
There are two incision placements used to perform a chin augmentation: inside the mouth or just below the chin. If Dr. Ourian has used the first method, patients may carefully shave following the surgery, but may wish to avoid doing so due to some tenderness and swelling in the area. If incisions are made below the chin, you should avoid shaving for at least a week to allow the incision to heal.