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Patients with a small chin frequently seek a chin implant to obtain a more normal appearance. In men, some perceive a small chin as a passive or docile trait. In women, a strong chin defines the jawline and leads to a more youthful look.


Chin augmentation happens by placing an implant directly in front of the bone via an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. Implant materials vary from surgeon to surgeon and include solid silicone, hydroxyapatite (synthetic bone), porous polypropylene, as well as others. Many different sizes and shapes of implants are used. Additionally, your surgeon will select the shape best suited for you and your expected result. The procedure takes around an hour and you’ll receive a local anesthetic.


Recovery lasts 1-2 weeks (mostly swelling) and complications can include bleeding, infection, implant malposition, and nerve damage. If you desire a less invasive method of chin augmentation, consider soft tissue augmentation of the chin. Ask your surgeon to see computer imaging with side-by-side results. Also, this helps ensure expected results. If you are considering a chin implant in Cincinnati, please visit the office of Dr. Kurtis W. Martin to undergo advanced computer imaging allowing you to choose the result you desire.

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Let’s look at some of the common questions regarding chin implant surgery.

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Before and after images are a crucial aspect in making decisions. Think of plastic surgery as a form of art and these images depict the result achieved by Dr. Kurtis Martin and his team.

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