Chin Augmentation

Conveniently located to serve the areas of New York, NY

New York, NY

Chin augmentation is a transformative procedure that enhances the definition and balance of the face by improving the structure and prominence of the chin. Dr. Jennifer Levine, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of NYC, offers both surgical and non-surgical solutions for chin augmentation to help patients achieve their desired facial aesthetics.

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What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation involves enhancing the chin to improve facial harmony and balance. It is particularly beneficial for individuals with a recessed or weak chin, which can make the nose appear larger or the neck less defined, as well as asymmetry. By augmenting the chin, patients can achieve a more balanced profile and a more defined jawline.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation

  • Enhanced Facial Harmony: Improves the balance and symmetry between facial features.
  • Stronger Jawline: Creates a more defined and aesthetically desirable jawline.
  • Improved Profile: Enhances the overall facial profile by making the chin more prominent.
  • Boosted Confidence: Provides a more attractive and balanced appearance, enhancing self-esteem.

Dr. Levine’s Approach to Chin Augmentation

Dr. Jennifer Levine takes a comprehensive and personalized approach to chin augmentation, ensuring each patient receives the best possible outcome. Her method includes:

  • Thorough Evaluation: Dr. Levine conducts an in-depth assessment of the patient’s facial appearance and structure, including how other features such as the nose, cheeks and jawline may be affecting the appearance of the chin. This helps determine the type of chin augmentation approach that will best achieve facial balance.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: Based on the evaluation, Dr. Levine creates a tailored plan that addresses the patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. This plan may include surgical or non-surgical options, or a combination of both, to achieve the desired results.
  • Expert Execution: With over 25+ years of facial plastic surgery experience, Dr. Levine performs the procedure with meticulous care to ensure natural-looking and harmonious results.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare: Dr. Levine’s team provides detailed post-operative care instructions and schedules follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process, which is key to achieving ideal results.

Surgical Chin Augmentation

Surgical chin augmentation involves the placement of a chin implant to enhance the size and shape of the chin.

  1. Surgery: Chin implant surgery is performed from the comfort of our state-of-the-art, private surgical suite located across the hall from our main office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
    • Incision: A small incision is made in a crease just beneath the chin.
    • Implant Placement: The implant is inserted and positioned onto the jawbone.
    • Closure: The incision is closed with fine sutures.
  2. Recovery:
    • Initial Recovery: Patients may experience swelling and bruising, which typically subsides within two weeks.
    • Post-Operative Care: Keeping the head elevated helps reduce swelling. Sutures are removed within 5-7 days.
    • Return to Activities: Most patients can resume normal activities within two weeks, although strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

For patients who can benefit from non-surgical options, we offer several treatments to enhance the chin’s appearance:

Dermal Fillers:

Injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm are used to add volume, improve contour and achieve symmetry.

  • Benefits: Quick procedure with immediate results, minimal downtime, and temporary enhancement lasting several months to over a year.

Emface Submentum

A non-surgical treatment that combines radiofrequency and electromagnetic energy to tighten skin, reduce fat and improve muscle tone in the neck area. 

  • Benefits: This non-invasive treatment can help define the jawline and chin areas by reducing fat and tightening skin in the submental. This can achieve the desired aesthetic appearance without treating the chin directly.


Uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production deep within the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS), lifting and tightening the skin around the chin and neck area.

  • Benefits: Non-invasive, stimulates natural collagen production, and provides a lift that defines the jawline and chin areas.

Complementary Procedures

Complementary procedures can enhance the results of chin augmentation by addressing other facial concerns and achieving a harmonious balance. Some popular complementary procedures include:

Neck Lift

A surgical procedure that tightens and smooths the skin on the neck to match the rejuvenated appearance of the chin.

  • Benefits: Reduces sagging and wrinkles, providing a more youthful neck contour.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

The prominence of specific facial features such as the chin is often in how they relate to the other features. As the centerpiece of the face, the slightest modifications to the nose can make a significant difference in the overall appearance.

A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose to improve facial balance.

  • Benefits: Enhances overall facial harmony, often performed together with chin augmentation for a balanced profile.

Neck Liposuction

Removes excess fat from the neck area to enhance the definition of the chin and jawline. This can be done surgically or with Emface Submentum.

  • Benefits: Improves the definition and contour of the neck and jawline, enhancing the overall appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

Enhance your facial harmony and achieve a more defined jawline with chin augmentation by Dr. Jennifer Levine in NYC. Dr. Levine assesses the patient’s entire facial appearance, determining how chin augmentation may balance the rest of the facial features. Schedule a chin augmentation consultation to discuss your goals and create a personalized treatment plan.

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