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A weak or receding chin may be due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone absorption or facial trauma. It tends to make the nose appear larger, and may give the appearance of a fleshy neck.
Chin augmentation is a very common procedure to bring balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a weak chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone restoration or facial trauma.

A weak chin can make a normal nose appear and an already prominent nose seems even larger. It may also give the appearance of a “fleshy” neck. On the other hand a too prominent chin may give the appearance of having too small of a nose. The end result should be a balanced relationship between the structures of the face.

To augment the chin, the surgeon begins by making an incision either in the natural crease line just under the chin or inside the mouth, where gum and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, the surgeon creates a space where an implant can be inserted.

This implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configurations of the patient’s face. After implantation, the surgeon uses dine sutures to close the incision. When the incision is inside the mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar is usually imperceptible.

Cosmetic Surgery