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Chin Augmentation
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Define and enhance your look

A defined chin can significantly impact the overall appearance of your face. A properly proportioned chin is a primary contributor to facial harmony. For this reason, many people seek to enhance their appearance through Chin Augmentation.

Dr. Alan Durkin is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing expert Chin Augmentation in Vero Beach, FL. If you are interested in refining or enhancing your chin, Dr. Durkin at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your ideal look with a detailed personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

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What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin Augmentation is the enhancement or refinement of your chin in pursuit of improved proportion in the face.

In order to achieve this, your surgeon will place an implant just over the bone in your chin for a more pronounced shape. While Chin Augmentation is a surgical procedure, it is relatively short and involves minimal downtime. Chin Augmentation provides substantial improvement for patients who feel their chin lacks definition.

Enhancing your Chin Augmentation


The proportion of the chin to the nose is typically the most noticeable contributor to facial harmony. An under pronounced chin can cause the nose to appear more prominent.

Because the proportion of the chin is closely related to the size of your nose, many patients undergo Chin Augmentation and rhinoplasty surgery simultaneously. Some patients also combine their Chin Augmentation procedure with a neck or facelift for a more defined jawline.

While not all patients are interested in more than one procedure, those who are may greatly benefit from leveraging their Chin Augmentation surgery and recovery to achieve the most substantial improvement. Combining surgical procedures reduces the overall amount of time spent under anesthesia as well as recovery time.

What to expect during your procedure

Your Chin Augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. First, Dr. Durkin will make an incision either underneath the chin or inside the mouth through which he will place and fit your implant. Next, Dr. Durkin will carefully shape your chin to achieve the right amount of projection according to your desired results. Once the implant fits properly, Dr. Durkin will close your incision.

Surgery typically takes less than an hour, though the inclusion of other procedures will lengthen your procedure time.

Your recovery and results

Recovery is relatively short, with most patients returning to work within seven days of their surgery.

Though pain is minimal, cold compresses and pain medication can alleviate any discomfort. In order to best manage swelling, you will need to sleep with your head elevated for one to two weeks. You will be able to return to strenuous activities three to four weeks after your procedure.

At around the one-month mark, you will be able to see near-final results. As swelling may take three months to resolve fully, this is the time at which you will realize your full, permanent results.

Book your Vero Beach Chin Augmentation consultation with Dr. Alan Durkin

If you are interested in enhancing your facial harmony with Chin Augmentation in Vero Beach, please feel free to contact our office so we can assist you with scheduling your consultation with Dr. Durkin.

During your consultation, Dr. Durkin will examine you to ensure that you are a candidate for Chin Augmentation. Together, you will tailor your personalized surgical plan, discussing anesthesia, desired results, and the inclusion of any other procedures that you may wish to combine with your Chin Augmentation surgery.

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Chin Augmentation FAQs

What are the risks and side effects?

Complications associated with Chin Augmentation are few but may include infection, hematoma, thick scarring, or reaction to anesthesia. As always, you can minimize your risks by seeking treatment from an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.

Who is a candidate for Chin Augmentation?

Chin Augmentation is an excellent treatment option for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their chin or its proportional relationship to the rest of their face. Candidates are generally healthy, non-smoking adults who can take off the necessary time to achieve a full recovery.

At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin and his team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin today.