Face Procedure

Chin Implants

A chin implant procedure involves safely inserting a pliable, boomerang shaped implant into the chin to help improve its overall shape and appearance. This is often combined with a rhinoplasty, and is performed using a small incision under the chin, such that the scar is hidden in the shadow.

At a Glance

Treatment Time

Inserting chin implants can take around 90 minutes. We use a general anaesthetic and you can usually go home on the same day.

Reasons for Doing This

To strengthen the appearance of a weak chin, reduce the appearance of a double chin or to rebalance the profile of the face.


Low level activities may be required for around 10 - 14 days.

Sport & Exercise

Sports, going to the gym and strenuous activities may be resumed around 6 weeks after surgery.


The insertion of chin implants usually provides a permanent solution, but sometimes the implant will require removal or replacememt. Your surgeon will advise reviewing the procedure if natural ageing alters the contouring of the face, and the results of the implants.

Reasons to Avoid

If you have any doubts. Our team of experts will provide support and guidance all the way through your treatment journey; using the consultation to determine your suitability and your certainty.

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What to expect on the day

Chin implants are inserted using a general anaesthetic, and you can usually go home on the same day.

An incision may be internally (in the natural crease on the underside of the chin) or externally (where the lower lip meets the gum), depending which approach your surgeon decides is the best. This creates a space where the implant can be inserted, and works to complement the natural bone structure.

The implants are made of a soft, yet robust, synthetic material that feels similar to the natural tissues of the chin. Each implant is custom made to suit the exact size required, which is designed to follow the natural contouring of the face.

Showering after chin implants.

You may be able to shower the next day after having chin implants. However, you will need to keep the face dry for up to 1 week.

Follow up and aftercare.

As the chin will be sore after the procedure you may need to consume a diet that consists of soft foods and liquids so as to limit chewing. We will always follow up your surgery after 1 week when dressings are usually removed. Most side effects (including tautness and swelling) will have significantly eased and moving the lower face will be more comfortable. Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks, when more strenuous activities may be resumed.

What to expect on the day

Frequently Asked Questions

Incisions are made in places where scarring is barely noticeable. Depending on your individual circumstances, the most appropriate approach will be taken whereby an incision will be made internally or externally. 

REAL plastic surgery will always carry out an in-depth consultation before any procedure is confirmed. In many cases chin implants are recommended when the natural appearance of the chin is weak or receding, causing discontent for the affected person. We will not go ahead with a procedure unless you are totally sure it is the right solution for you. 

It may take up to 4 months before the final result is noticeable. This is the usual amount of time it takes for all swelling and bruising to subside, and for the underlying tissues to respond to the procedure and heal effectively. 

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