What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a highly personalized procedure designed to deliver the facial contours you desire. It can be performed on its own or in tandem with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction or rhinoplasty to balance the facial features and optimize your profile. This procedure has been successfully performed for decades, and Dr. Parakh’s advanced surgical techniques ensure a natural-looking outcome.

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What Chin Augmentation Does for You

The size of the chin can influence perception of the nose and can significantly impact your facial profile. For example, a small or weak chin can make your nose appear larger than it really is, or it may lead to a heavier appearance by making your neck look bigger. Chin augmentation can add volume to the chin to ensure a more proportionate and balanced profile.

What are Chin Implants Made Of?

In general, chin implants are made of a soft, flexible material like solid silicone. The implant is inserted through a small incision below your chin.

The material is biocompatible, so your body will adapt naturally to the presence of the implant. Dr. Parakh uses an anatomic implant that contours precisely to the jawbone for ultimate comfort and a natural look and feel.

After only a few weeks, most people are entirely unaware of the presence of the implant. Recovery can often be quick, with socializing possible in a matter of days after the procedure.

What To Expect During Your Chin Augmentation Consultation

Before your procedure, you will meet with Dr. Parakh for a consultation at her Englewood, NJ office. During this meeting, she will determine if you’re a candidate and then develop your personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Parakh will answer your questions in detail and provide you with clear and detailed 3D computer imaging that can demonstrate possibilities for your outcome based on your unique facial dimensions and shape. She will make recommendations about the type, size, and placement of your chin implant and will provide an overview of the recovery and risks for chin augmentation.

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How the Surgery is Performed

Chin augmentation is performed under light sedation (twilight anesthesia) along with local anesthesia, or general anesthesia. It can be performed along with other cosmetic procedures as well to provide facial balance. The procedure itself takes about 1 hour, and the incision will be placed inconspicuously under the chin to minimize scarring.


Chin augmentation provides immediate results. For about one week after your surgery, swelling and bruising will be visible in the chin area but should resolve after that time. Most people who receive a chin augmentation procedure can return to work after a week. It’s best to avoid strenuous activity and physical exercise for about three weeks, but social events and work should be possible within days.

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Who Makes the Best Chin Augmentation Candidate?

Although you’ll need to schedule a consultation to know for sure if you’re a good candidate the best patients for this procedure are generally those who:

  • Feel they have a weak chin, especially in comparison to other facial features
  • Have facial bones that have reached physical maturity
  • Have no major medical conditions
  • Have realistic expectations for what chin augmentation can accomplish

If you’re considering a chin augmentation in New Jersey with Dr. Parakh, you may be the perfect candidate, depending on several factors. Her office is located in Englewood, NJ. While she proudly serves local patients in the New Jersey area, she also welcomes patients from all over the country.

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Looking Ahead To Your Results

Changing the appearance of the chin can dramatically alter the profile. Dr. Parakh can provide you with computer imaging that will show you precisely how you will appear following the procedure.

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Why Choose Dr. Parakh as Your New Jersey Plastic Surgeon?

A chin augmentation can help you to achieve the profile you’ve always wanted, uniquely tailored to your face. For the convenience of her patients, Dr. Shwetambara Parakh is professionally affiliated with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ, and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, NJ. She holds private consultations and performs procedures daily for her patients across the United States and internationally.

Dr. Shwetambara Parakh, MD, FACS, is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), ensuring she has completed extensive training and exhaustive written and oral examinations that have prepared her to perform any aesthetic procedure according to the highest standards of excellence and safety. Dr. Parakh is a Verified Doctor and Top Doctor on RealSelf, and was recognized as one of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area for 2019, 2020, and 2021.


What are the risks of chin augmentation?

How does chin augmentation influence the appearance of the nose?

What are the risks of chin augmentation?

Risks may include poor scarring, infection, swelling, implant malposition, asymmetry, nerve damage, and other complications. Dr. Parakh’s precision-oriented approach and careful evaluation of each patient’s health during the consultation process help to ensure a safe outcome free of complications.

How does chin augmentation influence the appearance of the nose?

A small chin can make the nose look larger and can compromise the overall look of the profile. Chin augmentation helps balance the features, providing an anchor for the facial shape. It is often performed in combination with rhinoplasty to achieve a proportionate, harmonious outcome.

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