Cleveland Chin Augmentation / Implants | Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeons

When to consider chin augmentation or chin implants

A well-defined chin is the foundation of a beautiful profile, but is often overlooked. People unhappy with their profile often focus on the size of their nose. However, Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky believes that augmentation of the chin may be just as important in achieving a balance and facial harmony. Chin augmentation is oftentimes a great compliment to other procedures such as rhinoplasty and facelift surgery. When the chin is brought into proportion with the rest of the face, the results can be dramatic and very satisfying.

Chin surgery, or genioplasty is ideal for patients who have a recessed or small chin, a large or protruding chin, or an asymmetric or crooked chin. Performed alone or at the time of a nose job, chin surgery helps to maximize facial balance.

How It Helps

Chin augmentation, using implants or surgical modification, can reveal a more balanced or proportionate facial appearance. It will correct the appearance of a small, weak or recessed chin, an overly prominent nose, and too-square or too-pointed chin as well as a heavy or thick neck. Increasing the prominence of the chin can reduce the appearance of a double chin, improve jawline and neck definition, and bring the chin into proportion for a more balanced appearance.

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What to expect before chin augmentation surgery

During the consultation, Dr. Ponsky will examine not only the patient’s profile, which is usually the most concerning to the patient, she will examine the dental or occlusion to confirm that genioplasty is an appropriate treatment. Candidates for chin augmentation may report a deep overbite, and collaboration with dentists is sometimes recommended.


What to expect during chin implant surgery

Light sedation will be administered to maximize your comfort. A small incision will be made underneath the chin. Through that opening, your custom-formed implant will be placed in front of the chin and jawline and then secured in position. Alternatively, the front of the jaw itself can be moved forward in an operation called a sliding genioplasty. If the jaw is considered too prominent, bone can be removed to decrease an overly projecting chin.


What to expect after chin augmentation surgery

Expect swelling and bruising in the area and keep your head elevated to minimize swelling, including during sleep. Minimize talking and laughing, and plan to eat soft foods for a week. You may be instructed to use a light compression dressing on the chin for 3-5 days after surgery. You may develop moderate swelling and bruising of the chin and neck region for 7-10 days after the surgery. There is a small chance of numbness to the lip, rarely permanent, after the surgery. Final results are not apparent for approximately 2-3 months after surgery, once the swelling has completely resolved. Follow-up appointments should be expected for a year.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )