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Chin Augmentation


A weak chin is one feature that many of our patients cite as a major source of self consciousness. Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can help you achieve the facial harmony you desire with a chin augmentation procedure that is designed to improve the definition and symmetry in your chin.

Chin Augmentation

Los Angeles & Pasadena California

At Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. O’toole has performed many chin augmentation procedures to improve facial balance. Even a subtle change can enhance the overall appearance of your face. Adding definition to a weak chin can also help you counterbalance overly noticeable facial features, such as a large nose or wide brow. Dr. O’Toole often recommends chin augmentation for patients with very round faces to create a more vertical contour.

Chin Augmentation Surgery

Chin augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis. It begins with a small incision inside the lower lip or under the chin, depending on your implant. A silicone implant is inserted and set into place, and then the incision site is closed with sutures. Dr. O’Toole may use liposuction to reduce fat in the chin and neck area, creating further definition.

Other procedures such as cheek augmentation or lip augmentation may also be performed at the same time for a dramatic profile change.

Watch a 3D animation of chin augmentation

Chin Augmentation Healing

Bandaging protects the chin area immediately after surgery. You can expect some swelling, tenderness, and bruising which should subside as the natural healing process takes place. Dr. Martin O’Toole will prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort.

Most chin implant patients are able to return to work within five to seven days, and light exercise may be resumed within a week. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for two to three weeks.


Please contact Dr. O’toole at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your complimentary initial consultation. Dr. O’Toole serves patients in Los Angeles, Arcadia, Covina, and Hollywood, California.

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