Chin Augmentation

Addressing a retruding chin

A retruding or receding chin can have significant impact on a person’s self-confidence. Having a diminished profile, due to the absence of a defined chin, can contribute to low self-esteem and other psychological concerns.

Chin implants in Dr. Hernandez’s hands

Dr. Hernandez uses chin implants sized according to the facial anatomy, so they don’t look like a button or a protrusion stuck onto the chin.The implant side-extensions follow the contours of the jaw line, making them look natural as if they belonged to this particular face all along.

In Dr. Hernandez’s hands and with her aesthetic sensibility, the implants can actually be shaped or molded to fit the patient’s anatomy, redressing an aesthetic deficiency and enhancing the profile. A chin implant is a relatively easy operation performed by Dr. Hernandez in her Boca Raton offices.

Chin implants in conjunction with facelifts by Dr. Hernandez

Normally, I would do a chin augmentation as part of a lower facelift, yet it can be done separately anytime, notes Dr. Hernandez. There is an advantage of doing the augmentation when the neck is already open, as the implant is placed through the same incision. The more comprehensive procedure makes the surgery corrective as well as cosmetic.

Candidates for chin augmentation range from teenagers to any adult who feels that they are lacking a well-defined chin profile.

Recovery from chin augmentation with Dr. Hernandez

Recovery from chin augmentation with Dr. Hernandez requires only about a week.

You will receive her personalized care following surgery and throughout the recovery process, and she will personally remove the sutures as healing advances.

You may experience a small amount of bruising, minimal swelling, and slight discomfort, but Dr. Hernandez strives to ensure a smooth and comfortable recuperation.

Contact the office of Dr. Hernandez today to schedule a consultation and find out if a chin augmentation is right for you.



  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Certified Expert Injector

Surgical Training:

  • Aesthetic Fellow at New York University Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Aesthetic Fellow at Drs. Baker & Gordon in Miami
  • Residency at University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago
  • General Surgery Training at Cornell University Teaching Hospital

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