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Chin Augmentation

Sketch model of a chin after a chin augmentation surgery

Chin Augmentation (Chin Implant Surgery) Cyprus, Greece and Malta

The chin is a prominent feature of our face. The more well-defined and symmetric with the rest of the face it is, the more attractive the person looks.

With chin augmentation surgery, patients with a weak or recessed chin can restore their confidence and improve facial harmony.

Chin augmentation can be combined with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty, in order to magnify the size of the chin and, at the same time, minimize the size of the nose. The combination of chin enhancement and nose job is called Profile Surgery.

Alternative terms for chin augmentation are genioplasty or mentoplasty.

What Is Chin Augmentation Surgery?

Chin augmentation is a type of plastic surgery for the face that aims to improve the look of an under-projected, small chin and restore an attractive balance between facial characteristics. 

The plastic surgeon places a custom-fit silicone implant on the chin’s bone to give it more projection.

Chin implants are small and solid, made from silicone, and molded to fit around the chin bone. They are very similar to the natural chin bone, but vary in size and shape. Dr Stavrou will let you know which implant size and contour is right for your case to correct the look of a small chin and achieve a natural-looking, enhanced chin.

Once in place, chin implants feel like natural bone and create a beautiful and symmetric jaw structure.

What Does Chin Augmentation Surgery Involve?

Step 1: Anesthesia

The first procedural step is local anesthesia and light sedation performed by a certified anesthesiologist. If combined with a nose job, general anesthesia is necessary.

Step 2: Skin Incision & Implant Placement

The surgeon makes a small skin incision inside the mouth or hides it in the chin crease. The plastic surgeon inserts the chin implant and fits it around the jaw bone through this incision.

Step 3: Closing the Incision

The surgeon closes the incisions with sutures or skin adhesives.

What Are The Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation corrects the problem of having a small chin and boosts patients’ confidence and self-esteem. Other chin augmentation benefits may include:

  • Improves shape and size of chin
  • Brings it in better proportion with the neck, jawline, cheeks and forehead
  • Corrects a recessed chin
  • Achieves an attractive, natural-looking chin
  • Helps achieve harmony to the facial features
  • Enhances the results of rhinoplasty
  • Highlight a person’s beauty

Recovery After Chin Augmentation Surgery

Most chin augmentation patients experience minimal discomfort and recover within a week. Light activities can start from the first day after the surgery, with the more strenuous exercise to be permitted after 3-4 weeks.

It is an outpatient procedure, which means patients do not need to stay overnight in the hospital or clinic unless combined with another plastic surgery, such as a nose job or neck lift. Dr Stavrou gives patients precise instructions for smooth and quick recovery. 

Patients typically need to follow a diet rich in liquids. They need to sleep with their face looking up and their head elevated for a minimum of 1-2 weeks to protect their incisions and reduce post-op swelling. Skincare and sun protection are also necessary during the recovery period. 

Results are long-term and there is always the choice to remove the implant if you wish.

EIPS duration of surgery


1 Hour

EIPS Anaesthesia

Anesthesia Used

Local or General/Sedation

EIPS length of hospital stay

Hospital Stay

Day Surgery

EIPS Pre Admission Tests

Pre-op Tests

Blood Tests

EIPS Downtime and full recovery

Full Recovery

1-2 Weeks

EIPS driving after surgery


Next Day

EIPS Exercise after surgery


1 Month

EIPS final result is very satisfactory

Final Results

1 Month

Where Will Chin Augmentation Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs chin augmentation surgery in accredited medical centers in Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol), Greece (Athens) and Malta (Sliema).

The procedure takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses the most advanced medical equipment for all types of facial plastic surgery. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for all of his patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff. 

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.

Why Choose Dr. Demetris Stavrou As Your Chin Implant Doctor?

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon, leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery in Cyprus since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel.

He has an artistic eye and extensive experience in all types of cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery, such as chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, neck lift, facelift, otoplasty, browlift and more. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. 

For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in plastic surgery.

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.”

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Chin augmentation with an implant can last for a lifetime. That is because chin implants are solid and durable so that they won’t shift or change position.

Chin augmentation results are permanent and won’t be affected by the natural aging process either.

Only a trauma or injury to the face could damage a chin implant.

Chin implants are used to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance by improving the lower jaw’s size, shape, and projection. They also help improve the jawline and neck’s contour.

Yet, patients concerned about loose skin, relaxed muscles and excess fat on the jawline, as a result of the natural aging process, should opt for a facelift, a neck lift or neck liposuction.

Chin augmentation surgery is done under local anesthesia and sedation, with the post-op pain being quite mild. 

A feeling of discomfort is natural in chin implant surgery, just like with any other plastic surgery, and can be fully controlled with pain medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon.

It is exceptionally rare for a patient to reject a chin implant, because silicone implants are inert in the human body.

Chin augmentation is a safe procedure when performed by an accredited, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. 

The patient should follow the surgeon’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions to ensure successful results and a smooth and speedy recovery. 

Patients who have an incision inside their mouth due to chin surgery need to be particularly careful and follow the surgeon’s post-op instructions as bacteria can accumulate in the mouth and cause infections.

Cyprus and Greece are popular destinations for medical tourism. People from all over Europe and Eastern countries choose to have plastic surgery in Nicosia, Limassol or Athens, where they can find experienced plastic surgeons and state-of-the-art medical equipment for all types of plastic surgeries. 

If you have any questions and concerns about chin surgery, reach out today to the accredited European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) and Dr. Stavrou at +357 9787 3787, +357 700 88 002 or +30 6971 881 572.

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