What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a customized implant or dermal fillers to enhance the size and shape of your chin. Chin augmentation can be performed for various reasons, including improving facial balance and contour, correcting a weak or receding chin, and enhancing overall facial harmony.

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Am I a Candidate for Chin Augmentation in Austin?

Adults who would like to enhance the appearance of their chin could be good candidates for the top chin augmentation in Austin with Dr. Haydon. The procedure could be an ideal option for you if you have a weak or recessed chin or would like to improve your profile appearance and facial balance.

To be an ideal candidate for surgical chin augmentation, it’s also important to meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Be a non-smoker or willing to quit temporarily
  • Have realistic expectations

Benefits of Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation is a transformative cosmetic procedure that can provide a variety of benefits, including the following:

  • A more shapely, sculpted chin
  • Enhanced chin and jawline definition
  • Improved appearance of weak or recessed chin
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved profile appearance
  • Natural-looking results
  • Relatively short recovery period
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What Is the Recovery Like After Surgical Chin Augmentation?

After your top chin augmentation surgery in Austin, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. Dr. Haydon may prescribe pain medication to help manage your discomfort, and you can reduce the swelling by periodically applying a cold pack and sleeping with your head elevated.

After surgical chin augmentation, patients typically need to rest and recover at home for about one week before returning to work. During this time, it’s essential that you get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, and maintain a nutritious diet. Although you should be able to resume your normal activities after one to two weeks, you’ll need to wait at least three or four weeks to engage in strenuous physical activity.

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

If you are considering enhancing your chin, you have two primary options: surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation. Both options have their pros and cons, and it's essential to understand the differences to make an informed decision.

Surgical Chin Augmentation

Surgical chin augmentation is a procedure in which Dr. Haydon places a customized silicone implant or uses a bone graft to permanently enhance the chin's projection. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery time can take several weeks.


  • Long-lasting results
  • Customizable to your specific needs
  • Can achieve significant changes


  • Invasive procedure
  • Higher risk of complications
  • Longer recovery time

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Non-surgical chin augmentation involves the use of injectable dermal fillers, typically containing hyaluronic acid, to add volume and contour to the chin. The minimally invasive procedure is typically done in the office and requires little to no downtime.


  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal risk of complications


  • Results are temporary and require maintenance
  • Limited to the amount of filler that can be used
  • Cannot achieve significant changes

When you sit down for your consultation with Dr. Haydon, he will ask you questions about your aesthetic goals, current health, medical history, and any allergies you may have. Based on this information, he will discuss your treatment options with you and help you decide whether surgical or non-surgical chin augmentation is the best fit for your unique situation to provide you with the top chin augmentation surgery in Austin.

Chin Augmentation Before & After

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Why Choose Dr. Haydon for Your Chin Augmentation Procedure?

If you’re looking to enjoy a complication-free procedure and the best possible results, you can’t go wrong in choosing Dr. Scott Haydon for your chin augmentation treatment. Dr. Haydon is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery who can provide you with the top chin augmentation in Austin. Renowned for his technical ability, artistic vision, and personalized approach, Dr. Haydon takes pride in consistently delivering exceptional, natural-looking results for his patients. He and the rest of our dedicated team will go above and beyond to ensure your treatment experience is comfortable, stress-free, and fruitful. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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