Chin Augmentation Surgery Sydney

Chin implant and augmentation surgery is a technique focused on reshaping the chin area to achieve a desired aesthetic look. This surgical process may be suitable for individuals seeking to enhance the definition or size of their chin.

Chin Augmentation Surgery Sydney

Chin implant and augmentation surgery is a technique focused on reshaping the chin area to achieve a desired aesthetic look. This surgical process may be suitable for individuals seeking to enhance the definition or size of their chin. Chin implant surgery is often performed for aesthetic reasons there are often functional reasons where chin augmentation surgery is necessary.

Chin Implant Markings on Face

How can chin implant & augmentation surgery modify facial structure?

It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.

If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Enhancing Chin Protrusion: Chin implant and augmentation surgery can effectively enhance a recessed chin, providing a more pronounced and balanced facial profile.
Promoting Facial Symmetry: By altering the shape or size of the chin, this surgery plays a significant role in achieving overall facial symmetry
Balancing Nose and Chin Proportions: The procedure can create a harmonious balance between the nose and chin, especially for those who feel their nose is overly prominent.
Defining the Jawline: Chin augmentation can markedly improve the definition of the jawline, offering a more defined and angular appearance.
Counteracting Age-Related Changes: As the face ages and loses definition, chin augmentation can strengthen the contour to the chin and jaw area.
Reconstructing After Trauma: This surgery can be vital for reconstructing the chin and jawline following facial trauma, helping to restore both aesthetics and function.
Facilitating Gender Affirmation: For individuals undergoing gender affirmation, chin augmentation can be instrumental in reshaping the chin to align with traditionally masculine or feminine facial structures.
Supporting Facial Rejuvenation: In addition to enhancing the chin itself, chin augmentation can support overall facial rejuvenation efforts, particularly in cases where aging has led to a receding chin, contributing to a more comprehensive and balanced facial renewal.

What to expect


Your path to chin enhancement starts with a detailed consultation with our skilled surgeon. This meeting is key to understanding your aesthetic aspirations, examining your medical history, and assessing your current chin structure. The surgeon will evaluate the size, symmetry, and how your chin aligns with other facial features. This is an excellent chance for you to express any concerns and ask questions about the chin implant and augmentation surgery.

Number and type of consultation

It is a requirement under the law, that a patient seeking cosmetic surgery must have at least two pre-operative consultations. The patient’s first consultation must be with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery or another registered health practitioner who works with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery (not a patient advisor or an agent). At least one of the two consultations must be in person with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. Other consultations can be in person or by video.

When consent can be given

A patient must not be requested to sign consent forms at their first consultation and cannot consent to cosmetic surgery until they have had an in-person consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. The decision to have the surgery (provision of informed consent) must be made at a consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the procedure (in person or by video).

Cooling-off Period

There must be a cooling-off period of at least seven days after the patient has had two consultations and given informed consent (signed consent forms), before the surgery can be booked or a deposit paid. 


After deciding on the surgical approach, you will be given comprehensive instructions to prepare for your chin augmentation. These guidelines may cover dietary recommendations, advice on smoking and alcohol intake, directives regarding specific medications or supplements, and skincare routines.


Chin implant and augmentation surgery usually lasts between one to two hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia. For chin implants, small incisions are made either under the chin or inside the mouth. The surgeon then places the implants to enhance chin prominence. The incisions are carefully closed with sutures.


Post-surgery, you will be observed in a recovery room for a brief period. Most patients are able to return home the same day, though sometimes an overnight stay in the hospital might be advised. Expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which should start to decrease after a few days.
Most patients are able to resume non-strenuous activities within a week, while it’s advisable to avoid more vigorous activities for about two weeks. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to track your recovery and ensure a smooth healing process.

The initial results of your chin augmentation will become evident in a few weeks after the swelling fully diminishes. However, the complete effect might take several months to manifest as the chin heals and settles into its new form.

Surgery Time
1 hour
Hospital Time
Day stay with an option for overnight
Time off work
1 week
Cast Removal
Special face mask to be worn for 1 week and then each night for the following week
Can shower next day, however incisions must stay dry
4 to 6 weeks
24 hours after general anaesthetic and not while taking prescribed pain relief. We also recommend checking with your CTA insurer as to the post surgery exclusion period.
After 7 days for national and 4 weeks for international
Full Recovery
6 months for final results

Considerations Before Cosmetic Surgery

While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.

Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.

In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.

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General risks and complications of surgery include:

Substantial Hemorrhage: This involves severe blood loss from the area that underwent surgery, which may necessitate additional medical interventions.
Susceptibility to Infection: Post-surgery, the risk of infection can rise, potentially requiring either antibiotic treatment or subsequent surgical interventions.
Allergic Responses: Patients may exhibit allergic reactions to medical materials such as sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions used during and after the procedure.
Hematoma Formation: This involves the development of a sizable clot of blood beneath the incision site, which may necessitate medical drainage.
Post-Surgical Discomfort: Patients may experience pain, bruising, and swelling in the area surrounding the surgical site.
Scar Development: There's a risk of developing keloids or hypertrophic scars, which are elevated, red, and thickened scars over the healed incisions. Though they can be bothersome and aesthetically displeasing, they don't pose a direct health threat.
Delayed Healing Process: Healing can be sluggish, especially in patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or those who smoke.
Anaesthesia Risks: Patients may experience short-term nausea following general anaesthesia, along with other potential risks associated with anaesthesia.

Chin implant & augmentation risks and complications include:

Implant Displacement or Shifting: If an implant is used for the augmentation, there's a risk it might shift or become misaligned, potentially requiring additional surgery to correct.
Asymmetry: The final appearance of the chin might be asymmetrical, either due to the surgical technique or uneven healing.
Nerve Damage: There's a risk of damaging the nerves in the chin area, which can lead to numbness, decreased sensation, or even muscle weakness.
Infection at the Implant Site: If an implant is used, there's a risk of infection around it. Infections can sometimes require implant removal.
Bone Resorption: When the surgery involves moving or reshaping the chin bone, there's a risk of bone resorption over time, which might affect the stability and appearance of the chin.
Scarring: Although incisions are typically made in discreet locations (like under the chin or inside the mouth), there's still a risk of visible scarring or adverse healing.
Changes in Smile or Lower Lip Sensation: Due to the proximity of the surgical area to the muscles and nerves affecting the mouth, patients may temporarily or permanently experience changes in their smile or sensation in their lower lip.
Unsatisfactory Cosmetic Outcome: As with any cosmetic procedure, there's a risk that the results may not meet the patient's expectations, potentially leading to a desire for revision surgery.

How Much Does Chin Implant & Augmentation Cost?

Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.

Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.


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