Chin Surgery

  • The shape and size of the chin frames the lower face and can convey strength or vulnerability.
  • A weak and deficient chin, or a strong and overpowering chin, can distract attention from an otherwise attractive face.
  • In 2007 a study found that the chins and jawlines of 90% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were strong as compared with only 40% in the general population.
  • Chin augmentation and reduction are niche procedures designed to provide better balance to facial shape.

Recommended Procedures

  • Chin Augmentation involves securing an implant to the chin bone in order to increase its projection and shape the lower face.
  • Chin Reduction involves removing a wedge of bone from the chin bone in order to reduce its size and projection.

    Other Options

    • Injectable Dermal Fillers offer an excellent, but temporary, solution to augment and contour the chin and jawline. However, chin reduction is not possible without surgery.

      How It’s Done

      • Dr. Rad places an incision on the inside of the lip or on the underside of the chin.
      • For chin augmentation, a biocompatible Medpor implant is shaped and secured to the chin bone with screws.
      • For Chin Reduction, a wedge of bone is removed by controlled cutting (osteotomy) and the chin bone is held in place with plates and screws.


        • In Dr. Rad’s hands, chin surgery surgery is safe.
        • Dr. Rad performs this under general anesthesia via a breathing tube delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited surgery center.

          What to Expect

          • Surgery involves minor discomfort for several days.
          • Temporary and minor swelling is normal and takes 1-2 weeks to resolve, depending on the extent of the procedure.

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            Patient Focus

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            Patients often benefit from combined procedures, such as chin augmentation and rhinoplasty together.  Dr. Rad uses state-of-the-art materials and techniques to improve chin shape so that patients feel more confident in their appearances.

              Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad's patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

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