Chin Surgery


Chin Surgery


A weak, undefined chin can impact your entire appearance, making your other facial features look out of proportion as well. Often, patients concerned about the size or profile of the nose need a stronger jaw line to bring the entire facial contour into proper balance. If you feel that your jawline could use additional shaping, customized chin implants can add balance and facial harmony. After chin surgery with implants, patients may feel more confident in their appearance, whether the procedure is performed solo or in combination with another facial enhancement like nose reshaping surgery.


Some patients find they can achieve positive results in chin augmentation with non-surgical treatments such as dermal filler injections. These procedures are also available at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, and offer you the ability to enhance your appearance without incisions or anesthesia. However, the results you see are only temporary, and you will need to come in for regular treatments to maintain them. Many patients that are pleased with the effects of dermal fillers will eventually schedule chin implant surgery to achieve a permanent result. Dermal fillers can also be used a few months before surgery to demonstrate what you will look like with a stronger, more defined jawline.



Chin surgery may be right for you if you have:

    Double chin
    Turkey neck
    Wrinkles in lower face
    Underdeveloped chin
    Jawline asymmetry


At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, we help our patients understand the benefits of chin surgery by assessing their profile during the consultation and showing them sample implants. Dr. Mordkovich offers treatment options to younger patients that are unhappy with their facial contour due to an underdeveloped chin. In addition, chin augmentation is beneficial for patients that have asymmetries along the jawline that can be corrected with the use of implants.


One to two weeks before your scheduled chin surgery, Dr. Mordkovich will have you measured and fitted for your implant. Our technician will take a mold of your chin in the office, and Dr. Mordkovich will shape your implant according to the corrective goals you decided on during your consultation. On the day of your surgery, you will be put under IV sedation and local or general anesthesia. You can discuss your preference of anesthesia with Dr. Mordkovich during your consultation, although the choice may also be determined by whether you have chin augmentation alone or in conjunction with another surgical procedure like rhinoplasty.
To place the implant, Dr. Mordkovich will create a small incision under your chin, which is stretched with a special tool to create an even and convenient pocket for your chin implant. While some surgeons will do chin implant surgery using an incision inside the mouth to eliminate visible scarring, this approach carries a higher risk of infection. For this reason, Dr. Mordkovich prefers the placement underneath the chin, and the implant is inserted just under your jawline. Taking care to minimize any visible scarring afterward, the incision is closed with non-dissolving stitches and sealed with a small compression bandage to ensure clean healing.
There is some swelling after chin augmentation, but Dr. Mordkovich will send you home with instructions to help you minimize this side effect during your recovery. Swelling subsides within a few days, and any other discomfort you experience after surgery can be managed with oral medication that will be prescribed before your procedure.
About seven to 10 days after your procedure, you will come back to our office for a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Mordkovich can remove the sutures and assess the healing of your incision. You will probably be back to your regular activities by this point, as recovery from chin augmentation typically takes about one week. Dr. Mordkovich will advise you to limit strenuous exercise for a couple of extra weeks to ensure that the surgical site has ampletime to heal.
Unlike many surgeries, chin augmentation surgery is one in which you can see the results immediately. Adding the implant can change your profile so that you feel more confident in your appearance.
If you're in need of a cosmetic surgeon in the New York or New Jersey area, contact Dr. Boris Mordkovich at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery today. As a leading restoration and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mordkovich has performed thousands of successful chin surgeries in Manhattan, Englewood Cliffs, North Caldwell, Haddonfield, Woodcliff, Rumson, Westfield, Ramsey, Cresskill, Glen Rock, Roseland, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Mordkovich is recognized as a Top Doc by Real Self and is known for natural looking results from chin surgery and other cosmetic surgery procedures. Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery is conviently located in Bergen County New Jersey, just a quick ride from anywhere in the Tri-State area.