Sometimes, men and women can feel that their chin is not proportionate to the rest of their face. A weak chin can make the nose appear larger than it really is. Chin augmentation can be done using facial implants to help the chin and jaw to appear more prominent and to enhance your overall facial features. For patients in the Miami, FL area, Dr. Andrés Sarraga at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura can provide chin implants with beautiful results.

What are Chin Implants?

Chin implants are often made from silicone or GORE-TEX® and can be custom-made to fit your face. These implants are flexible yet firm, so they will look and feel natural once in place. The shape and size of the chin implants used vary depending on the patient’s natural anatomy and goal results. The type of chin implant that is best for you can be discussed during your initial consultation.

Who Is a Candidate for Chin Implants?

Men and women who are living with a receding chin, pointed chin, prominent nose, or fleshy neck may be good candidates for chin implant surgery. However, those who are in poor health, have taken Accutane® within the past six months, or take anticoagulants may not be good candidates for a chin implant. In addition, chin implant patients should be nonsmokers or willing to quit smoking prior to the surgery and throughout the healing process. A consultation with Dr. Sarraga can help to determine if you can benefit from this procedure. 

Chin Implant Procedure and Options

A chin implant procedure is an outpatient facial plastic surgery procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation can be used. To insert the custom-fitted implant a small incision is made either under the chin or inside the mouth. It is through this incision that space is made for the implant before it is inserted and positioned correctly around the chin bone. After the implant has been placed, your plastic surgeon will close your incision with sutures. On average a chin implant surgery takes around 1 hour to perform. You can have an additional surgical procedure done at the time of your chin implant to best enhance your facial contours. If you prefer not to have an implant placed, speak to Dr. Sarraga as in some cases the enhancement may be able to be done using fat injections (grafting).



Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.


Chin Implant Recovery

Recovery following chin surgery usually takes around 7 days. There is little downtime associated with the chin enhancement procedure and discomfort can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. There will be an initial lip and chin discomfort and sometimes dysfunction that will improve after a few weeks. For a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your procedure, you will need to sleep with your head in an elevated position to minimize swelling. In some cases, your provider may suggest a liquid diet for the first few days after surgery to decrease stress and pressure on the jaw and your incisions. You will be able to resume strenuous activity around 3-4 weeks after surgery, but your provider will share timelines specific to your personal recovery. Most patients will notice the final results around 3 months post-op after the swelling has gone down completely.

Schedule a Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Sarraga will evaluate your overall health and your aesthetic goals to recommend whether chin implants are your best option. For some patients, procedures such as rhinoplastyfacelift or neck liftliposuction, or Coolsculpting (fat freezing) may be better options to meet their goals. Dr. Sarraga may also suggest pairing these procedures with chin implants to enhance the overall results and create a proportionate, beautiful, and natural look. To schedule your consultation, head to our website and fill out an online contact form.

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“My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous”

Wonderful doctor, loved his skills, bedside manners, before, during and after my procedure. My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous and in his private office as well. Highly recommend Dr. Andres Sarraga. I give him a A+++++




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