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Most Common Reasons People Get a Chin Implant

Bearded young man touching his chin.

Most people underestimate the chin’s effects on facial appearance and, consequently, how they feel about themselves. However, chin augmentation can have a significant impact on one’s looks.

According to news reports, 50 or more Fortune 500 CEOs have undergone this cosmetic procedure to improve how others see them. So many influential and successful people chose to do so because the perception is that a strong chin indicates a strong character.

Regardless of social standing, chin augmentations have been increasingly popular in recent years. There are several reasons for this, aside from how it can make your face look more balanced and refined and grant you a more youthful overall appearance. Here we list the most common ones to give you an understanding of the advantages of getting a chin implant.

What Can a Chin Implant Do for You?

Some of the most common considerations for chin implants include the following:

  • Rectify the proportion between your chin and other facial characteristics
  • Strengthen the chin
  • Enhanced neck and jawline definition
  • Help reduce the visibility of submental fat (a double chin) accentuated by a tiny chin bone

A Chin Implant Improves Your Profile and Creates Harmony Between Facial Features

Faces considered most beautiful have chin, lips and nose in balance. For example, the nose can look overly big in relation to the face if this proportion is off. Therefore, people with large noses can benefit from a stronger chin to achieve symmetry. That is why patients often include chin augmentation when getting rhinoplasty or a facelift. Likewise, one of the most common reasons people undergo genioplasty is because their nose is too large.

On the other hand, a prominent chin can make a tiny nose look even smaller. This is why people often get a chin implant and a nose job simultaneously. In addition, chin augmentation is frequently performed with other cosmetic procedures, particularly a facelift, neck lift or rhinoplasty, for optimal facial harmony.

Scheduling a Chin Implant Consultation in New York

Time spent in surgery to augment the chin averages between 45–60 minutes, though this time increases if other cosmetic procedures are performed simultaneously. Chin implants can be made of various materials (often silicone) and come in multiple sizes and shapes.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maurice Khosh, contours it to your chin bone. Most patients return to office work after a week and can resume vigorous activities within 3–4 weeks after chin implant surgery. Within a month of surgery, you will witness significant results; after three months, when any remaining swelling has decreased, you will see the final results.

You should visit us to see if a chin implant is right for you. Please schedule a consultation by contacting our office today.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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