Chin Implants & Augmentation in Boston

  • Dr. Ahn only performs cosmetic surgery on the face and neck.
  • Dr. Ahn emphasizes proper sizing to achieve facial balance.
  • Dr. Ahn will only recommend a chin implant based on objective measurements using the computer imaging system.
  • Dr. Ahn has an accredited, private office surgical suite located in the greater Boston area, central to all of New England.

Who is a candidate for chin implant surgery and why do they have it done?

  • The person has a chin that is truly underprojected.
  • The patient wants to achieve better facial balance.
  • Sometimes the nose, neck, and lower face need to be addressed as well with a rhinoplasty, mini lift or neck lift. These procedures can be done at the same time.

Surgical Facility

For patients in good general health, all surgeries are performed at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, our on site, private, accredited office-based surgical suite. The Aesthetic Surgery Center is accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), which is the accrediting agency for hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities.


All procedures at the Aesthetic Surgery Center are performed under intravenous sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia.” We feel that procedures performed under twilight anesthesia are safer (without the risks of general anesthesia) and lead to a quicker and easier recovery.

Recovery after chin implant

Immediately after the surgery a certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will speed healing and relieve discomfort. The chin will be sore for a few days and pain medication will be prescribed.

The sutures are removed at 5-7 days. Most people at that point are able to appear in public with a little cover-up makeup.

Depending on how quickly you recover, you may expect to resume light activity within a week to 10 days and start enjoying your new look within approximately 10-14 days.

If you have a special event planned, Dr. Ahn advises that you allow at least 3-4 weeks of recovery before the event.

Chin Implant FAQs

When the chin is weak, meaning it does not protrude enough, it makes the face look imbalanced. By adding projection with a chin implant, the jawline looks stronger and the overall face looks more balanced. The neck contour can improve as well.

Through a small incision, typically under the chin, the soft tissue is lifted off the bone. Into small pockets tight against the bone, the implant is placed and secured. The incision heals to the point where it is almost impossible to see.

One can expect approximately 8-10 days of recovery after a chin implant.

Numbness of the lower lip can occur if the nerve providing sensation to the area is affected. This typically resolves within a short period of time. The chin implant is a foreign material so if there is a bacterium that circulates through the bloodstream, it can settle on the implant and cause an infection. This can typically be treated with antibiotics.

The Dr. Ahn Difference

Dr. Ahn specializes in facial aesthetic rejuvenation and understands that patients need individualized care catered to their unique goals and considerations. Using his artistic eye, surgical experience and wide-ranging skills, he guides his clients through this highly personal process; whether it be a minimally invasive treatment or a cosmetically transforming surgery.

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