Understanding the Purpose of Chin Implants

Makeup can fix a lot of things. It can hide imperfections or contour our faces to appear thinner. Makeup is only good for so much, however, before it becomes a useless endeavor. There is little you can do to address a weak chin, which can lead to a loss of self-esteem. A weak profile can become a source of frustration, especially since there is so little that can be done. That is where chin implants come into play.

What Is Chin Implant Surgery?

Chin enhancement surgery via implants, also known as genioplasty, can go a long way toward improve your profile. When your chin is strengthened by placement of implants, your whole jawline and neck can benefit, which can make your entire appearance more attractive. Chin implants are placed during an outpatient procedure, and the amount or type of anesthesia usually depends on how extensive your procedure is. The surgery usually lasts about one hour, unless you are having chin implants placed in addition to another cosmetic surgery.

A Natural Feel

Chin implants can be made of different materials, although the most commonly used is silicone. When placed, the chin implant will feel just like your natural chin bone. It will be impossible for others to tell by look or feel that you have had a chin implant placed. Some people associate silicone and plastic surgery with breast augmentation, but the silicone used for chin implants is much harder.


Chin implants are relatively easy to recover from. About seven days are necessary before you can return to work, and there are a few aftercare steps that you will need to follow. Our staff will go over any necessary information regarding aftercare at your consultation. Final results are typically visible one to three months after surgery, once the swelling has completely subsided. Chin implants are intended to be permanent, so if taken care of properly after the surgery, and if you do not suffer extensive facial trauma, your chin enhancement could last a lifetime.

If you are ready to learn more about this procedure, the staff at our plastic surgery center are ready to help. We look forward to helping you improve your look and achieve the facial contours that you desire. Ask about the other procedures that can be done in conjunction with genioplasty.

Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is located in Marietta and Atlanta. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more.

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