How Much Does a Chin Implant Cost?
The cost of a chin augmentation varies according to the approach that is selected. Typically, pricing ranges from $2,999 for soft fillers, $4,999 for fat grafting and $6,999 for implants.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Chin Implant?
For such impressive facial feature effects, a chin augmentation procedure boasts an impressively short recovery period particularly considering the very significant results Modest swelling should subside in one week, and patients usually return to work after 3-5 days.
How Long Does a Chin Implant Procedure Take?
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons can perform the procedure in one hour. Before they are driven home, patients will receive post-operative instructions from their doctors.
What is a Chin Implant?
Commonly known as chin augmentation or chin job, chin implants are designed to add width and projection to the jawline, thereby improving facial harmony and enhancing symmetry. By inserting a silicone device or injecting a filler (fat or Hyaluronic sugar gel, or movement of the jawbone) into the chin to enhance the projection of the chin point, a chin augmentation procedure can transform a basic facial structure into one that is stronger and more defined.
As the chin occupies such a significant portion of the lower face (⅓), the results of a chin implant are immediately apparent. At the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, our chin augmentation procedures add width, height, and projection to distinguish the jawline, improve facial harmony and enhance symmetry and deliver natural, long-lasting results that will have an astounding impact on your overall facial appearance.
Who is a Chin Implant Candidate?
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, good physical health and realistic expectations can make the recovery process more seamless. Fundamentally, a candidate for chin implants is simply someone with an under-projected and weak chin who would like to enhance their overall facial symmetry.
We invite all those interested in this procedure to reach out to Toronto Plastic Surgeons for a consultation. However, if you do not feel that this is right for you, please visit our non-surgical procedure page.
Benefits of a Chin Implant
Improve facial symmetry
Chin implants result in an appearance that is more youthful, symmetrical, and balanced.
By instilling a more youthful appearance, chin implants boost self-esteem and self-confidence.
Enhance Neck Profile
Chin enhancement can reduce the appearance of a double chin, thereby creating a more attractive neck profile.
As the incisions required for a chin implant procedure are made under the chin or inside the lip, the scarring is completely imperceptible.
Chin Implant Risks
Like every surgery, a chin implant procedure comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have years of experience performing chin implants procedures and have not seen the risks associated with the surgery
- Changes in Skin Sensation: While it is likely that you will experience some numbness in the chin after the surgery, the reduced sensation usually diminishes after a week or two.
- Infections: Even though infections are rare, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will still prescribe a prophylactic antibiotic after surgery and take every precaution to ensure that the procedure is a smooth, seamless experience.
- Thick Scarring: Although the scars of a chin implant procedure are almost always imperceptible, they can very occasionally be quite thick, depending on the extensiveness of the work.
- Poor Wound Healing: In rare cases, the skin along the incision line heals poorly. However, our team can prevent this adverse effect with antibiotics.
Why Choose TPS for Chin Implants?
Dr. Mulholland is a Head and Neck Cancer trained surgeon, who prior to focusing only on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, removed complex tumors and cancers of the neck, mouth, and face and repaired craniofacial fractures. Removing and reconstructing the defects gave them unparalleled expertise in working with the anatomy of the face’s deeper structure and the confidence to operate in this delicate area.
Chin Implants for Men
A strong, defined chin and jawline are hallmarks of an attractive male face. No man wants to hear the word “weak” when talking about any physical trait, but a weak, recessed chin is a particularly unwelcome facial asset.
For centuries, a strong chin has defined masculinity and been considered a trait of physical beauty and handsomeness. Some men are unfortunately cursed with a weaker chin due to genetic bone structure, age-related bone absorption, or trauma. Having a weak chin detracts from other features, creating facial imbalance and makes the jawline appear weak.
A chin implant is an excellent way for men to make the chin more pronounced, give the face more authority, and improve the facial profile in a powerful way.
If you feel self-conscious about the strength of your chin, a custom-fitted chin implant by The Toronto Plastic Surgeons can bring out the best in your face to create a more masculine jawline.
Patients will benefit from:
- A chin that’s in balance with other facial features
- Greater facial hair freedom – many grow beards to cover their weak chin
- A stronger, masculine jawline
- Improved self-confidence
The simple procedure takes less than 1 hour to complete and involves placing a custom-fitted implant around the existing chin bone. The implant, selected specifically for your goals and aesthetic, comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
The skilled cosmetic surgeon will create a space pocket in front of the chin where an implant is placed. The incision can either be inside the lower lip or under your chin.
Improvements are noticeable more or less immediately after the surgery. Patients enjoy a fast and straightforward recovery, which makes chin implants for men even more appealing. Most return to work within 2 days and are cleared to resume exercise within 2 weeks.
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Different Types of Chin Implant
Chin implants are completely customizable. As such, they are available in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, all designed to match the desired look of the patient. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mulholland will be able to determine the chin implant that best matches your facial proportions. In addition, it is worth noting that silicone is the most commonly used material for chin implants, as it can be modified to match the individual’s unique anatomy.
How is a Chin Implant Performed by Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell?
All chin implant procedures are performed within the comfort of the modern Toronto Plastic Surgeons Surgical suites. The surgery is entirely personalized and specifically designed by our expert team to match your desired results.
Before your surgery, Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell will administer local anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is entirely painless. During the surgery, the doctor will increase your chin’s volume by inserting a gel or silicone implant through an incision made under the chin or, on occasion, through the mouth.
Following the procedure, patients will rest in our recovery room for a couple of hours before being assessed by our specialist nursing team and returning home.
How to Prepare for a Chin Implant
Once the general size and shape of the implant have been discussed and the surgery date has been set, it’s time to prepare. To ensure a successful surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be discontinued two weeks leading up to the procedure and two weeks after. Those who continue to smoke will have a longer recovery period and a greater likelihood of complications.
- Two weeks before your procedure, patients must cease taking any medication that contains Aspirin.
- Six hours prior to surgery, patients must stop consuming any food or drink. Small sips of water are permitted.
- Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. This can be achieved by wearing sunscreen.
What to Expect After a Chin Implant
Following your chin implants procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a seamless recovery.
Discomfort in the days that follow is modest and controlled with NSAIDs, or Tylenol Extra Strength, prescribed by the nursing team.
In addition to producing permanent results, chin implants do not produce any visible scarring. For the first couple of days after the surgery, patients are advised to rest and avoid performing strenuous activities. While sleeping, patients should keep their heads elevated to decrease swelling of the chin. In addition, it is recommended that patients avoid chewing their foods in the first week after surgery. As such, during this period, meals should consist exclusively of soft foods and liquids.
Chin Implant Recovery & Timeline
Day After Surgery: Patients must routinely apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Day 2: Patients can resume walking and engaging in light exercise.
Day 3: Most patients are able to return to work.
Week 1: Patients can resume engaging in strenuous physical activity.
Week 2: Patients can return to eating solid foods. In addition, bruising and swelling should subside completely.
Following recovery from your chin implant surgery, patients are offered a comprehensive postoperative program of skin enhancement, injectable and an energy-based device program to enhance the overall results of your chin implant surgery. These include FotoFacial treatments, Botox Injectable, Dysport Injectable, Xeomin Injectable, as well as other dermal fillers, energy-based devices and fractional resurfacing.
Chin Implant FAQ
How Painful is it to Get a Chin Implant?
Due to the anesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. While it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. In fact, this irritation can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by the Toronto Plastic Surgeons.
What Is the Minimum Age for a Chin Implant?
As facial bone structures continue to grow during adolescence, it is recommended that patients wait until they are at least 18 years old before scheduling a consultation for chin implants.
How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?
Chin implants are exceptionally durable; as such, they are intended to last a lifetime.
How Long Does a Chin Implant Take to Heal?
The recovery time required post chin implant surgery is typically brief, which contributes to the popularity of the procedure. While many patients assume they need to prepare for several weeks of downtime as one might expect after a facial augmentation, most only experience minimal to moderate swelling for about three days. The majority of patients are able to return to work and regular daily activities about one week post procedure. Both during your consultation and post-op, we will discuss your individual case to better determine your expected recovery time and your doctor will check in regularly as you recover to ensure you’re healing properly.
How Does a Chin Implant Change Your Face?
A chin implant can very effectively create permanent changes in the shape of a person’s face by bolstering the underlying solid structure to add definition, tone, contour and symmetry. In the process, it can also increase self-confidence and self-esteem. A successful chin implant will look very natural, balance out your profile, and ultimately achieve the results you want. When preparing for your chin augmentation, you will have a wide range of implant sizes and shapes from which to choose, and your surgeon will help you navigate the process before making an expert recommendation which suits your unique facial structure.
Can a Chin Implant Change Your Smile?
If you perceive any change in your smile post chin implant it is almost certainly due to very normal changes in sensation as well as the usual post-op swelling (edema). Once fully healed, your smile should be totally unaffected. It is very important to be patient and wait more than just a few weeks before looking at the result of your procedure and jumping to conclusions. Your final results can take up to three months to show as the swelling subsides and the nerves and muscles go back to normal. Your chin implant shouldn’t change the look of your smile once you’ve fully healed.
Can You Feel a Chin Implant?
Chin implants are designed to look and feel natural, however several factors can increase the likelihood that you’ll be completely satisfied. First, be sure that you’re choosing a highly skilled, board-certified, and well-reviewed surgeon–like those practicing at Toronto Plastic Surgeons. While even a successful chin implant will feel different immediately after surgery, a chin implant that is inserted and positioned correctly should not be felt by the patient after the initial recovery period has passed. If the implant has been inserted poorly by an inexperienced surgeon, it is possible for the implant to shift, which can be felt by the patient. Fortunately, it can also be corrected.
Can You Eat After a Chin Implant?
Immediately after your surgery, it’s best to drink a lot of clear liquids. Then, the day following surgery, slowly begin to return to a solid diet, while steering clear of spicy or salty foods. If you experience any nausea or vomiting, simply go back to your diet of clear liquids for an additional 24 hours. If your chin augmentation was performed via your mouth, expect to be on liquids or soft foods only for several days as your mucosal skin heals. Your doctor will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for what to eat and when–be sure to follow them carefully.
Will a Chin Implant Elongate My Face?
Many patients wish to undergo chin augmentations in order to elongate or offset a round face. A chin implant can certainly give the appearance of a stronger chin, particularly on a profile view. A chin implant does not elongate the bottom of the face from a frontal view, but it nonetheless does create the look of a slightly elongated face–which is what many patients are going for. As each case is different, it’s best to schedule a consultation with us at Toronto Plastic Surgeons to get more specific answers to your questions and ensure that a chin implant is the right procedure for you.
Do Chin Implants Improve the Jawline?
A strong and defined jawline was long ago deemed among those traits considered more physically attractive and traditionally masculine. Regardless of gender, if you’re concerned about a weak or recessed chin, a chin implant may be for you. A chin augmentation procedure can make your face appear “stronger,” more balanced, and more chiseled. The size and shape of your implant will be determined during your consultation and will be based on your facial anatomy in order to harmonize with your other features as well as possible.
Do Chin Implants Erode the Bone?
Research has shown that chin implants are not linked to significant or symptomatic bone erosion. Scientists looked at fifteen patients who had a silicone chin implant inserted using the same surgical technique, all within 1 year of the study’s start date. The patients were analyzed for the presence of bone resorption. While fourteen patients did present with some bone erosion, (all under the maximum 2.0 mm erosion), none of them developed any symptoms of this erosion. If you are concerned about the risks of bone erosion, schedule a consultation without delay. Chin radiographs can be scheduled for the regular screening of erosion, even in asymptomatic patients.
Are Chin Implants Dangerous?
When performed by a qualified, experienced, and skilled surgeon like those at Toronto Plastic Surgeons, chin implants are associated with very few risks. A chin augmentation requires very few incisions, which greatly reduces the possibility of complications. Much like other surgeries, the possible complications include delayed healing, infection, or prolonged swelling. Most patients, however, have short recovery times and minimal bleeding. Very rarely, a chin implant can be improperly secured and then shift after surgery. If this occurs, a follow-up procedure can promptly correct the problem without further incident.
How Do You Get Rid of Fat Under the Chin?
Excess fat or skin under your chin, also known as a double chin, is typically caused by hereditary factors. If the area is resistant to exercise and diet, a chin implant may be the best way to create more projection, definition, and balance in your face, as the procedure also tightens the skin to reduce the appearance of excess fat. Facial liposuction is also an option for removing unwanted fat, although it doesn’t remove excess skin or increase elasticity. Non-invasive Kybella injections can also address a double chin by helping your body absorb fats. Your doctor will go over all options and help determine the best course of action for you during your consultation.