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Chin Augmentation

Your complete guide and quick links to everything you want to know!

Who Seeks Chin Augmentation?

If you feel unhappy or self-conscious about having an under-developed chin, you can take comfort that a Chin Augmentation, either by injecting a Chin Filler or surgically inserting a solid Chin Implant, can dramatically improve both your profile and overall facial appearance. 

1. Chin Augmentation Using Fillers 

At our Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, we only use Australian Government-approved Fillers that contain the identical ingredient that is present naturally in all in human skin. Accordingly, the risk of an allergic reaction is so negligible that no pre-treatment testing for allergy is required. 

We have a range of top-quality Fillers that differ in terms of cost and duration of correction which can range anywhere from 6 months to 3 years or more depending on the actual formulation of the Filler.

Although these Fillers are already well known to the public, current Australian Government regulations prevent us from naming them on a website.  We are allowed, however, to give you printed information on them, including their names, at your Initial Consultation.

How Is It Done? 

The procedure only takes around 20-30 minutes and is performed simply and painlessly through 1 or 2 tiny entry points in the skin that have first been numbed with a small amount of local anaesthetic. 

Through the one or two tiny entry points, a fine blunt-tipped cannula is inserted to deposit the Filler. 

Other than in special situations, we always prefer to inject the Filler with a blunt-tipped Cannula instead of a Sharp Needle. 

Injecting a Filler with a needle not only requires multiple injection points that can produce lumpiness, the sharp needle tip is also more likely to tear small blood vessels under the skin and cause bruising. 

In contrast, our special cannula technique can deliver beautifully smooth and bruise-free results. 

Please note that at the Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, all  Filler treatments are performed by experienced Cosmetic Doctors only. We do not have ’Nurse Injectors’. 

How Will I Look Immediately Afterwards?

The correction is apparent immediately. You may have some minimal, very temporary swelling of the area due to the Filler’s ‘hydrophilic’ property of attracting water to itself from the adjacent tissues.  However, this is never of a degree that looks unnatural and usually settles within 72 hours. 

With our special cannula technique, there should be no bruising and should you wish, you can return to work immediately after the treatment. 

Potential Risks With Fillers

Serious complications from dermal fillers are very uncommon. Potential risks include:

  • Bruising and swelling (both temporary)
  • Infection at the injection site – treated with antibiotics.
  • Lumpiness (largely avoidable with our cannula technique)
  • Overlying skin redness (temporary)
  • Skin necrosis (ulceration or skin loss from disruption of blood flow)
  • Inadvertent injection of Filler into a blood vessel under your skin which can block the vessel’s blood flow. The effect of a vessel blockage will depend on the area the blood vessel is supplying. If your skin is affected, you could suffer skin loss. If the blood vessel is connected to your eye, you could suffer blindness.

How Much Does It Cost? 

This basically depends on your choice of Filler and how many syringes are required.  Usually, only 1 or 2 syringes are needed.

At your consultation, our doctor will give you an exact costing prior to any treatment as soon as he/she has determined the type of Filler you need and whether 1 or 2 syringes will be required. 

We stock a large range of top-quality Fillers starting from as low as $583 per syringe.

How Long Will It Last? 

The Fillers we use can deliver corrections lasting between 6 months and 3 or more years depending on the brand chosen.  When the correction eventually disappears, you can repeat it, not repeat it (without any consequences), or have surgery to insert a permanent chin implant.

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Facial Enhancements with Fillers is a huge growth industry.  As such, more and more doctors and an increasing number of nurses are entering the field. So, before you decide who will inject your Filler, consider each of the following: 

1. The Experience of the Injector is Paramount

Anyone can inject a Filler into the skin but it’s knowledge and skill that give the experienced injector the right ‘feel’ of precisely how much and how deep the Filler needs to be deposited. 

2. An Increasing Number of Nurses are Injecting Fillers

All Fillers are classified by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration as S4 Products and accordingly IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A NURSE TO INJECT A FILLER UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST HAD A CONSULTATION WITH THE DOCTOR OF THAT PRACTICE. Some clinics circumvent these regulations by performing Skype consultations for a doctor away from the premises to assess the patient’s suitability for treatment and prescribe the Filler. Such consultations are never as reliable as a detailed face-to-face assessment by the doctor in person.

3. Make Your Treatments More Comfortable

Please note that Nurses are not permitted by law to inject Local Anaesthetics.  Without a Local Anaesthetic, your treatment could prove quite painful.

4. Don’t Choose Purely on Price

Don’t choose purely on price and end up choosing the cheapest quote.  Experienced doctors may charge slightly more but this is usually a reflection of their skill and experience.  And it is skill and experience that sets one result apart from another!

5. Make Sure the Filler You Are About to Get is Genuine

There have been reports and warnings about serious complications from cheap, counterfeit Fillers illegally imported from overseas.  The packaging may suggest that the Filler is genuine but if it is just a clever copy, the counterfeit Filler could contain impurities capable of causing serious complications.

The safest approach is to only go to reputable clinics and not be tempted by cheap injectable ‘deals’ which could reflect a counterfeit, potentially unsafe product.

Remember, YOU are the consumer, YOU are spending your hard-earned dollars and you deserve the highest professional standards and the best possible results for your money.  Don’t accept anything less! 

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2. Chin Augmentation With A Chin Implant

A surgically inserted Chin Implant is an ideal solution for those who:

  • Prefer a permanent correction of their under-developed chin; or
  • Those whose degree of chin under-development cannot be corrected by chin fillers alone. 
Example of a degree of Chin Under-Development unlikely to be adequately corrected with Chin Fillers and therefore more suited  to a Chin Implant
Example of a degree of Chin Under-Development unlikely to be adequately corrected with Chin Fillers and therefore more suited to a Chin Implant

A Chin Implant can be inserted either through a very small incision placed under the chin, or through an incision placed inside the lower lip to avoid any external scar on the skin. 

Chin Implants are made of a pliable synthetic material such as silicone or other alloplastic material that can be moulded around the bone to provide the desired amount of projection and shape for a stable, long-lasting and natural-looking correction. All Chin Implants come in a variety of contours and sizes to suit every patient’s requirement. 

Chin Implant Surgery is performed in a Licensed Hospital or Day Surgery Facility under General Anaesthesia and takes 1-1½ hours to do.

However, you do not have to stay in hospital. You can go home shortly after the procedure, but you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you during the first 24 hours. 


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'Pros & Cons' of Chin Implants

The Pros:

  • When performed through the mouth, you’ll avoid any scar on the skin.
  • You will not only improve your profile but also your overall facial appearance.
  • A permanent correction will avoid the repetitive cost of Cheek Fillers.
  • Chin Implants are intended to be long lasting and not require revision or replacement.
  • It may be the only option for a very receded chin that cannot be corrected with Chin Filler.

The Cons:

  • Unlike Chin Fillers that involve no downtime or recovery, Chin Implant Surgery does require around 2 weeks off work. 
  • It is a surgical procedure under General Anaesthesia and like any form of surgery, there are risks and potential complications.

Potential Risks & Complications of Chin Implant Surgery

Surgery and anaesthesia nowadays are considered generally safe, but both do have potential risks and complications which may include:

Specific to Chin Implant Surgery:

  • Pain, bruising and swelling around the operated site(s). These are normal, expected and temporary.
  • Ongoing pain.
  • Prolonged swelling.
  • Post-operative bleeding.
  • Hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin) which if large, may require a return to theatre to be evacuated.
  • Chin asymmetry.
  • Chin Implant displacement.
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation which are usually temporary, rarely permanent.
  • Seroma (excess fluid accumulation under the skin) requiring one or more aspirations with a needle & syringe.
  • Slow or poor healing of incisions. More likely in smokers and diabetics.
  • Wound infection requiring wound care and antibiotics.
  • Wide or thickened scars (hypertrophic or keloid) could occur when the incision has been made in the skin as opposed to intra-orally. Pigmented skin scars are more likely in those with brown or Asian skin.
  • Skin breakdown which could require skin grafting.

General Risks:

  • Allergic reaction to medications, sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions.
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and its potential to cause life-threatening Pulmonary Embolism.
  • Adverse Reactions to Anaesthesia or Medication: The safety of anaesthesia nowadays in Australia is well established. Nevertheless, potential risks exist with all anaesthesia and unexpected reactions can occur. These may include nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions ranging from minor to severe. Respiratory failure, heart failure, heart attack and stroke are rare but documented risks of any general anaesthesia.

The Cost of Chin Implant Surgery

  • Chin Implant Surgery

The total cost of Chin Implant Surgery is made up of the following individual costs:

  • Surgical Fee: From $4,400
  • Hospital Fee: Hospitals differ in their hourly rates for Operating Theatres. Our Surgeon will advise you of your approximate hospital costs once it has been determined which hospital you will be attending.
  • Anaesthetist Fee: This will basically depend on the duration of the surgery. Anaesthetic Fees are generally around $880/hour.
  • Chin Implant Cost: varies according to brand.

Can I Claim a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?

Surgical procedures for cosmetic reasons are not eligible for a Medicare Rebate.

Accordingly, there is no Medicare Rebate for Chin Implant Surgery nor can you claim your Hospital Fees through Private Health Insurance.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Consultations must be pre-paid at time of booking.
  • Once pre-paid, all consultations are non-refundable and non-transferable but can be moved to another date with at least 3 working days’ notice.
  • Cancellations with less than 3 working days’ notice and ‘no shows’ are not refundable or transferable and will incur a new consultation fee to re-book.
  • All payments by Credit Card & Debit Card attract a 0.3% surcharge and Amex a 1.5% surcharge.
  • The Medical Board of Australia’s new Regulations which came into effect on 1 July 2023 require that:
    • All patients seeking a consultation regarding cosmetic surgery must provide a referral and the referral must be from a GP or other specialist who does not perform cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic services themselves.
    • If a patient arrives without a referral, the Regulations recommend that the doctor should refrain from seeing the patient – in which event, any pre-paid consultation fee would be lost.

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Our Specialist Surgeons

Dr Pouria Moradi, Plastic Surgeon

Dr Anthony Barker, Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sepehr Lajevardi, Plastic Surgeon

Dr Adam Honeybrook, Facial Plastic Surgery

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