Up-and-Coming Procedure: Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation on the rise in San Francisco.

I recently read an article written for Forbes that discussed the rise in popularity of chin augmentation procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of chin enhancement surgeries increased 71% from 2010 to 2011. Does this surprise you?

Although it is a lesser-known procedure, chin augmentation is a great way to enhance a weak chin and sculpt a more attractive jawline. This procedure can be performed surgically with chin implants or non-surgically with filler materials such as Restylane® practice.

Is it right for you?

I usually recommend chin augmentation for people with an under-pronounced chin who want a more flattering profile. Oftentimes my rhinoplasty patients are good candidates for chin augmentation because they may have both an overly prominent nose and poor jawline definition. Men and women of all ages can benefit from this procedure.


Chin augmentation can create immediate improvements in facial symmetry and balance. It can also reduce the look of a double chin or “turkey neck” in some people. (Sometimes, facial liposuction or a facelift may also be needed).

Chin enhancement surgery offers long-lasting results, and the scars are very inconspicuous. Most of my patients are back to their normal activities within a week and can enjoy their new look for years to come.

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