Chin Implant

For individuals with a small or weak chin, the harmony of the face can be improved with chin augmentation. This can be achieved by positioning an implant at the chin to increase projection and improve the overall contour of the chin and jawline. Different sizes and types of chin implants are available to create the ideal enhancement of the chin. For example, an extended type of chin implant has extensions to help reshape the jawline and widen the chin. Dr. Foulad can carve most implants to further improve customization.

Chin Implant

For individuals with a small or weak chin, the harmony of the face can be improved with chin augmentation. This can be achieved by positioning an implant at the chin to increase projection and improve the overall contour of the chin and jawline. Different sizes and types of chin implants are available to create the ideal enhancement of the chin. For example, an extended type of chin implant has extensions to help reshape the jawline and widen the chin. Dr. Foulad can carve most implants to further improve customization.

Candidates for Chin Implant Surgery

Men and women with a chin that is small or poorly-shaped are potential candidates for chin augmentation using an implant.

It must be noted that another option for increasing the projection of the chin is a sliding genioplasty. This is a more invasive procedure that Dr. Foulad does not perform, but is typically performed by Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. If there is malocclusion of the teeth, undergoing orthognathic surgery by an oral surgeon may also be recommended.

During your consultation, Dr. Foulad will provide you his recommendation for a chin implant that suits your unique facial structure and desired look.

Chin Implant Surgical Planning

An important step involving the chin implant process is first determining the proper implant. During your consultation, Dr. Foulad will review the various types of implants including sizes and shapes. Dr. Foulad often utilizes silastic (silicone) implants. These are solid, flexible implants that are highly inert and have had an excellent track record being used for numerous decades. They can also be easily carved to further customize the shape of the implant.

How Chin Implant Surgery is Performed

The chin implant procedure can be performed using local anesthesia with the patient awake or using IV sedation.
Dr. Foulad typically uses a small incision under the chin because it is his opinion that the implant has a greater risk of migrating upwards when placed through an incision from inside the mouth. In addition, the technique of using an incision through the mouth is more likely to disrupt the muscles of the chin. By placing the incision within the natural crease under the chin and meticulously suturing the incision at the end of the case, this incision often heals so well it is imperceptible.
Once the incision is made, the tissue is lifted off the bone of the chin to create space for the implant. Dr. Foulad takes his time to create a very precise and tight pocket for the implant to reduce the risk of the implant moving. After the implant is placed, several sutures are also used to further secure the implant in place. The incision is then carefully closed using small sutures.

How to Prepare for Chin Implant Surgery

In preparation for undergoing the chin implant procedure, we need to ensure that you are healthy and optimized for the procedure. Certain medications and supplements (such as those that increase the risk of bleeding) might have to be stopped a specific time period prior to the procedure. You will be provided more comprehensive pre-operative instructions specific to your individual case.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.

What to Expect After Chin Implant Surgery

You will be recommended to keep the incision under your chin moist with an ointment for approximately 1 week. The sutures will usually be removed around 5 to 6 days after your procedure. 
Sleeping elevated for approximately 1 week and reducing salt intake will help with reducing swelling.
Typically, bruising and a significant amount of swelling resolves within 1 to 3 weeks after the procedure. However, it will take at least several months for the majority of healing to occur and swelling to resolve.

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Before and after chin augmentation using a size medium Conform Extended Anatomical Chin implant on female patient.

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Chin Lift faq

Can fillers be used instead of a chin implant?

Like a chin implant, fillers can add projection and improve the contour of the chin. However, the types of filler usually recommended for the chin lose their effect over time. Thus, filler treatment will have to be repeated routinely to maintain the desired appearance. Fillers may be an excellent option for individuals who want to avoid surgery, desires a more temporary solution, or require minimal change.

Can silicone chin implants leak?

Unlike silicone breast implants that can rupture and leak, silicone chin implants are solid and do not have this risk.

Do silicone chin implants have to be replaced?

Silicone chin implants are expected to last a life time. However, the implant can be easily removed and replaced if needed. This would be unusual, but may be recommended if the patient desires a different size or shape implant, the implant has moved, there is an infection around the implant, or other rare potential issues.

Case samples

CASE 1: Chin Implant

Chin Implant Neck and Jowl Liposuction

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This lovely patient desired to improve her jawline and increase the projection of her chin. I placed a Mittelman Pre Jowl chin implant (size small), which adds projection to the chin and also extends to the pre-jowl region. I also performed conservative micro-liposuction of the neck and jowls. The final result demonstrates a chin that is in better harmony with the rest of the face, a well-defined jawline, and a reduction of the fullness under the chin.

Case 2: Chin Implant

Chin Implant Neck Liposuction

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This lovely patient desired to improve the contour of her jawline. Great care was taken to determine the ideal size and shape of the chin implant based on her goals. In addition, the implant was meticulously placed in the proper position to achieve an ideal result. A Conform Extended Anatomical Chin implant (size medium) was used in this case. This chin implant extends to the pre-jowl region to help create a smooth transition from the chin to the jawline. The combination of chin augmentation and neck micro-liposuction has defined her jawline and improved her facial harmony, while maintaining her identity.

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Testimonials

Terry Moler
Terry Moler
2022-03-07
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
2021-12-11
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
2021-10-06
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
2021-09-13
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
2021-03-26
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
2021-03-14
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
2021-03-01
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
2020-12-16
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
2020-11-10
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
calvarezds
calvarezds
2020-09-17
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.