chin augmentation

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can help improve the appearance of your chin and enhance your facial profile. At Memorial Plastic Surgery, our experienced facial surgeons offer chin augmentation to our patients in Houston, Texas. With his expertise and the utilization of the latest techniques and technologies, we strive to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tyler McElwee, has years of experience performing chin augmentation procedures, and we take a customized approach to each patient’s unique needs and goals. We use advanced techniques and technologies to ensure the safest and most effective results for our patients.


Chin augmentation is typically recommended for individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 who have a recessed or small chin, a weak jawline, or an imbalanced facial structure. Good candidates have realistic expectations and are in good overall health. However, factors such as certain medical conditions or a history of smoking may disqualify a person from the procedure.

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Choosing an experienced facial plastic surgeon is crucial for the success of your procedure. Our top doctors at Memorial Plastic Surgery have years of experience and specialized training to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. We take a personalized approach to each procedure to meet the unique needs and goals of every individual.

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One of the advantages of getting the procedure at MPS is that our facial plastic surgeon can tailor the surgery to your specific needs and goals tailored to your facial structure. We also use innovative imaging technology to simulate the procedure’s results, allowing you to see how your new chin would look before surgery.


We offer various types of chin augmentation procedures, including implant-based and non-implant-based options. Our facial plastic surgeon will recommend the best approach based on your unique needs and goals.

Memorial Plastic Surgery offers several types of chin augmentation procedures, including:

  • Surgical chin augmentation: Achieve a more prominent chin with a customized implant tailored to your facial structure.
  • Non-surgical chin augmentation: Enhance your chin using dermal fillers for a minimally invasive alternative.
  • Genioplasty: Correct chin deformities or asymmetry through advanced surgical techniques.

During your consultation, our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. McElwee, will evaluate your facial structure and goals to determine the best technique for you. We can also use advanced imaging technology to simulate the results of each technique, so you can see how your new chin will look before surgery.

Combining Chin Augmentation with Other Procedures

Combining chin augmentation with other facial procedures is a common practice that can help patients achieve a more balanced facial profile. At Memorial Plastic Surgery, we offer various facial procedures such as Rhinoplasty, facelifts, and neck lifts that can be performed alongside chin augmentation. To address a patient’s nose and chin in one procedure, a rhinoplasty can be done with chin augmentation, giving the patient’s face a more symmetrical and proportionate appearance.

Our facial plastic surgeon will create a personalized treatment plan that fits your specific unique needs and goals. Combining procedures can also help our patients minimize overall recovery time and cost.



At Memorial Plastic Surgery in Houston and Webster, TX, we understand that the cost of chin augmentation may be a concern for our patients. The cost of the procedure varies depending on several factors, including the type of procedure, the surgeon’s fees (which may vary depending on the surgeon), anesthesia fees, facility fees, and other considerations. During your consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeons will provide you with a detailed cost estimate based on your personalized treatment plan.

Payment and Financing Options

We also offer financing options to make the procedure more accessible to our patients. We work with several reputable financing companies, including CareCredit, Prosper Healthcare Lending, Alphaeon Credit, and even cryptocurrency payment options such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. These financing options provide flexible payment plans that allow patients to pay for their procedure over time, often with little to no interest.

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Chin augmentation is generally a safe procedure, although there is a period of adjustment and recovery before the final results to become visible.

Recovery typically takes several days to a week, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the individual’s healing process. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the chin and neck area, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It is also essential to keep the head elevated and avoid strenuous activity to minimize swelling.

Following the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully is important during the recovery period. Patients should also refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol, as they can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon is crucial to monitor progress and ensure proper healing.

Below is a chart outlining the anticipated duration of recovery, post-operative effects, and recommended daily activities following a chin augmentation procedure.

Swelling, bruising, and discomfort or pain 1 – 2 weeks
Numbness or tingling Several weeks to months
Difficulty eating or speaking First few days
Stitches removal 5 – 10 days
Final results 3 – 6 months
Resume normal activity 1–week post-op
Return to work/school 1 – 2 weeks
Driving 1–week post-op
Wearing makeup 2 – 4 weeks post-op


Does chin augmentation leave a scar?

Chin augmentation involves surgery to enhance the chin’s appearance. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize scarring, such as under the chin or inside the mouth. Although some scarring is expected, advanced surgical techniques and proper aftercare can reduce its appearance.

The results can last for years, depending on the implant type, surgical technique, and postoperative care. Some patients may experience permanent improvement, but implant shifting or damage could require revision surgery over time.

The procedure has risks, including infection, bleeding, nerve damage, implant displacement, and allergic reactions. Infection or bleeding may require additional surgery. Talk to your surgeon and follow their instructions to reduce complications.


Ready to learn more about how chin augmentation surgery can enhance your facial features? Schedule a consultation with one of our top doctors today. Dr. McElwee will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your procedure.

*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.