A recessed chin can give a false impression of timidity or weakness. An underdeveloped chin can also make your nose appear larger and your neckline look shorter. A chin implant can enhance your appearance by giving your chin natural-looking definition and bringing greater balance to your facial features.
The procedure is performed by inserting a solid silicone implant through an incision located under the chin or inside the mouth. Often this surgery is done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift. This outpatient procedure usually takes 45 to 60 minutes, with either general anesthesia or a local anesthesia with sedation. Most patients return to work within 7 to 10 days. Results of this intervention are permanent.