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What you need to know about chin implants

Genioplasty – or chin augmentation surgery – is one of the fastest growing procedures in the US and UK. Although Australia does not record genioplasty rates, chin augmentation surgery is one of the procedures men enquire about most commonly in our clinics.

In males, the chin is one feature of sexual dimorphism (a distinct difference in appearance between males and females). Usually patients are seeking to create a more balanced profile, or a more prominent jawline.


Marilyn Munroe reportedly had cartilage inserted into her chin to redefine her profile in the 1950’s, however modern genioplasty accentuates the chin utilising advanced implant technology. Using a scalpel, Dr Sharp sculpts the implant during the procedure to fit the patient’s individual jawline.

Under general anaesthetic, the implant is inserted into the chin via a small incision under the chin. Initial swelling abates after about 2 week, with the final result visible approximately 6 weeks after the surgery, when the residual swelling has resolved.

The procedures is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty or facelift surgery to rebalance the face and enlarge the patient’s jawline.


Pictured: before and 3 months after genioplasty surgery with Dr Sharp 


chin augmentation genioplasty Dr Sharp


In most cases, genioplasty is performed as a cosmetic procedure – but it can also be utilised for reconstructive facial surgery, to restore a jawline that has suffered a traumatic injury or cancer. As with all operations, there is a risk of potential complications such as infection, bleeding and altered sensation.

How much does chin implant surgery cost?

At the time of your initial consultation you will be provided with a tailored, written estimate of fees inclusive of surgeon’s fee, surgeon’s assistant fee, implant/prosthesis, anaesthetic fee, hospital fee and postoperative care for 12 months after surgery.


The above information is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice. All surgery carries benefits and risks, and we recommend visiting the specific page related to the procedure you are interested in to learn more.


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