Chin Augmentation

Conveniently located to serve Newport Beach & all areas of Orange County

If you feel that your chin is too weak or receding, there is hope. Our Newport Beach chin augmentation (or chin implants) is an excellent option for those who feel like their chin should be more prominent and in balance with their face. A chin implant modifies the contour and increases the dimensions of the chin. Dr. Sundine has years of experience placing chin implants and delivers excellent aesthetic results for both men and women desiring a more prominent and shapely chin.

Understanding Chin Augmentation

Chin implants come in various shapes and sizes and are made of soft silicone, which provides for natural-looking results. They do not contain liquid silicone, so the chance of migrating silicone is eliminated. Once placed, chin implants should not shift out of their position, even on impact.

Dr. Sundine is also a craniofacial surgeon and routinely performs movements of facial bones. For those patients who are not interested in the placement of a chin implant, a sliding genioplasty can be performed. During a sliding genioplasty the bone of the chin is cut and moved forward and is plated into position. Incisions are made inside the mouth. Dental X-rays are needed prior to performing the procedure. To learn more about chin augmentation surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact his practice at 949 706 3100.

Who Is a Candidate for Chin Augmentation?

Dr. Sundine is an experienced medical professional who is qualified to determine each patient’s candidacy for a chin implant. In general, patients must be in good health and have realistic expectations. The best candidates are individuals who have an underdeveloped chin that disrupts the facial profile. A patient’s bite or dental occlusion is also closely examined to determine his or her candidacy. Although a chin implant will not affect the patient’s bite, those who have a significant malocclusion may need an additional procedure to correct the bite prior to receiving a chin implant.

If you are a candidate, Dr. Sundine will then develop a customized treatment plan just for you, which outlines the best style of the chin implant, the ideal size, and the best placement for incisions. Chin augmentation is sometimes performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty in Orange County for complete, balanced rejuvenation.

The Chin Augmentation Procedure in Newport Beach

The placement of a chin implant is usually performed under general anesthesia at a fully accredited medical facility. Dr. Sundine can place the chin implant externally through incisions under the chin, or internally through small incisions on the inside of the mouth. External incisions are recommended over incisions on the inside of the mouth to minimize the risk of scar tissue formation or lip dysfunction. Once the incisions are made, a pocket is formed and the implant is placed directly on the chin bone and sewn in place. The implant is firm and essentially undetectable after the healing process. The chin implant can also be removed in case of any complications. However, most patients achieve great results that do not change over time.

Your Chin Augmentation will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine at his office located in Newport Beach.

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgery

Recovering from Chin Augmentation Surgery

After chin augmentation surgery, you will stay in a recovery room for one to two hours, after which time you are free to go home. You should arrange transportation as you will be drowsy from anesthesia. For the next few days, you will experience some bruising and swelling, which is normal. It is important to keep the head elevated for at least three to five days – even while you sleep. You may return to work within one week. It is important to note that your chin may feel numb for up to 10 days. Dr. Sundine will provide you with all the necessary post-operative medications and detailed aftercare instructions. He will see you on a regular basis until you are completely healed and happy with your results.

How Much Does a Chin Augmentation Cost in Newport Beach?

The cost of a Newport Beach chin augmentation will vary on a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will meet with you in his Orange County office, and provide you with his expert recommendations. Every patient is different, and Dr. Sundine truly understands the anatomy of the face. There are financing options available that can make the payment easier.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Sundine is a gifted facial plastic surgeon who has helped many patients improve their appearance through chin augmentation and chin implant surgery. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, or other procedures available such as Orange County facelift or eyelid surgery, contact his practice today at 949 706 3100 to schedule a consultation.


Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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