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Chin augmentation, whether through the use of the patient’s own bone or implants, aims to restructure the underlying facial framework, achieving a harmonious balance among facial features. The terms “mentoplasty” and “genioplasty” specifically denote alterations in chin projection or length. By changing the shape of the chin, a more balanced facial appearance can be achieved. At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. David Salehani and our team perform customized chin implants or genioplasty through our clinic in West Hollywood, CA.

What Is a Chin Implant?

A chin implant, also known as genioplasty, focuses on refining facial contours, especially around the chin, neck and jawline. Typically, this surgical procedure involves placing an implant around the patient’s existing chin bone to modify its size and shape. A similar approach is taken for the jawline. Implants utilized beneath the skin are commonly crafted from silicone or polyethylene.


The primary objective of these implants is to establish a more seamless transition between facial features and the neck, fostering enhanced symmetry. When executed by a specialist like Dr. Salehani, this method becomes a lasting solution, offering enduring improvements to your facial profile. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved Facial Proportion: Chin implants help create a more proportionate and balanced facial profile, enhancing facial harmony.
  • Enhanced Definition: The procedure can refine the chin’s contours, strengthening the jawline and providing a more defined chin appearance.
  • Customizable Results: Chin implants come in various sizes and shapes, allowing for personalized adjustments to meet individual aesthetic preferences.

The process begins with a thorough consultation with our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Salehani evaluates the patient’s facial structure, discusses aesthetic goals, and formulates a personalized treatment plan.

Genioplasty Procedure

Chin implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Salehani creates a small incision either inside the mouth or beneath the chin to access the chin bone and carefully inserts the chosen implant—usually made of silicone—around the existing chin bone to achieve the desired augmentation or reshaping. The implant is positioned securely to ensure stability and natural-looking results. Following implant placement, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures.

Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort post-surgery, which usually subsides within a few weeks. It is essential to follow the post-operative instructions diligently for optimal healing.

At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. Salehani and our staff utilize advanced techniques to deliver tailored chin implant procedures, striving to achieve natural-looking results that enhance facial aesthetics and boost confidence. To learn more about chin implants and how they can reshape your face, contact our clinic in West Hollywood, CA.

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