Introduction to Chin Augmentation

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.

Chin Augmentation procedure

What is 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. If you’d like to book a consultation, please contact us today.

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Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutely 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 downtime. 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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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.

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting chin implants in Orange County with Dr. Michael J. Sundine is to book a consultation. By either giving us a call or filling out a contact form, we’ll schedule a time for you to come and meet one-on-one with Dr. Sundine. During your consultation, you’ll be able to express your aesthetic desires and the issues you have with your chin.

Dr. Sundine will provide a thorough assessment of your face and neck and provide his expert recommendations on whether or not our Newport Beach chin augmentation is the best surgery for you. If you’re happy with our recommendations, surgery will be booked, and we’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.

It’s very important that you follow the instructions as closely as possible, as they are designed to ensure a seamless surgery with a reduced chance of any complications.

*Pro-tip — While it’s important to have realistic expectations, we also want you to be as vocal with your surgical goals as possible. Having good communication with Dr. Sundine during your consultation will help lead to optimal results.

What are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)?

There are so many great benefits to chin implants in Orange County. Below, we’ve listed some of the advantages we see on a day-to-day basis in our patients:

    • Oftentimes, our chin implants patients feel that the surgery gives them more self-confidence and that they feel more confident taking photos and in social situations.
    • Get the chin and jaw you’ve always dreamed of
    • Chin implants will make your neck appear more youthful and more defined

The Chin Augmentation Procedure in Newport Beach

Your Chin Augmentation will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine 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.

Chin Implants Before and After Photos

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

There are many options for getting chin implants in Orange County, so we appreciate you considering us. Dr. Michael J. Sundine has over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery and has built a large part of his success on facial surgeries. As a plastic surgery author, speaker, and award winner, Dr. Sundine provides the expertise that you can trust. As recent as 2021 he was named an Orange County SuperDoc.

Dr. Sundine strives to deliver the best chin implants in Orange County and places patient saftey as his top priority.

Chin Augmentation Recovery

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.

Chin Augmentation FAQs

Your Newport Beach Chin Augmentation Questions Answered

Can I combine my chin implants with another surgery?

Yes, absolutely! Many of our patients combine the surgery with either a neck lift or neck liposuction. Some also combine it with a rhinoplasty or facelift. During your consultation with Dr. Sundine, let us know if there are other areas of the face that you’d like to address. Oftentimes, doing multiple procedures at once will save you money.

Where does my Chin Augmentation Surgery take place?

Dr. Sundine performs his surgical operations at different surgery centers around Orange County & Newport Beach. Including, but not limited to Newport Beach Coastal Institute, Fashion Island Surgery Center, and Laguna Hills Surgery Center. For a full list of his surgery centers, please click here.

Do Chin Implants hurt?

The surgery should not be painful. Dr. Sundine uses a local anesthetic or possibly general anesthesia if multiple procedures are being performed. Either way, you’ll be in great care and should experience little to no discomfort. During your consultation, we’ll decide the best route for your surgery, based on the operation.

Professional Memberships:

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

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    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. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
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