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Chin Enhancement

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Chin enhancement, or mentoplasty, refers to building up a “weak” chin to balance facial structures. This is more important aesthetically than one assumes on first consideration. Chin and cheekbones are often the basics of a beautiful, or handsome face. A strong chin can balance a large nose, and often is suggested when doing nasal reduction surgery.

Dr. Imber is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He performs a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in his New York City practice, popularized the S-Lift, and developed the Limited Incision Facelift Technique. He has dedicated his career to helping his patients look as good as they feel, and always strives for the most natural results.


A chin enhancement is performed to fill defects and increase proportions to balance overall facial structure. Dr. Imber prefers to augment the chin using fat transfer. It’s fast, painless and trouble free. A strong jaw can help create a more balanced profile for the individual and is almost always considered when performing nasal surgery.


The goal of a chin enhancement is to balance the features of the face. Chin and cheekbones are often the basics of a beautiful, or handsome face. A strong chin can balance a large nose, and often is suggested when doing nasal reduction surgery. 


If you notice your chin is weak or are considering a rhinoplasty, you could be a candidate for a chin enhancement. Candidates must have realistic expectations. Since the procedure is highly individualized, results will be different for everyone.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Imber to learn what treatment options are best for you. 


During the consultation, you will have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Imber about your goals and what you are hoping to achieve with this surgical procedure. He may discuss a few surgical techniques that he recommends to best achieve your preferences.

You will also be asked about your complete medical history. Inform Dr. Imber about all current medications, pre-existing conditions, and allergies to help him create a safe and effective surgical plan.

How to Prepare for CHIN ENHANCEMENT

Prior to your surgical procedure, Dr. Imber’s nurse will call you to review all details with you, including transportation day of surgery. They will also provide guidance regarding post-operative care.

Dr. Imber’s board-certified anesthesiologist will call you the evening prior to your surgery to go through further medical details.

What to Expect During Your CHIN ENHANCEMENT

Your chin enhancement will vary based on the type of procedure. If you are receiving a fat transfer to enhance your chin, the procedure is fast and easy. The injections are made directly into the muscle and mostly pain free. Should you need an implant, the procedure is more invasive and Dr. Imber will review all details with you.

Recovering From Your CHIN ENHANCEMENT

Dr. Imber’s team of nurses will review all recovery details with you prior to your procedure. There is little discomfort, and any pain can be managed with pain medication and a cold compress. Results will be visible almost immediately, but are more discernible a month after the surgery.

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Words From Dr Imber!

“I have been enhancing the chin by means of fat transfer whenever possible. The results are very natural, pain free, and because the chin is largely muscular, the percentage of permanent graft result is high. The procedure is subtle and easily tolerated, with little, or no, downtime. Therefore, it is also great for simply strengthening a slightly weak chin.”

– Gerald Imber, M.D.


What Type Of Anesthesia Will I Receive?

A chin enhancement with fat transfer is a simple office procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

There may be some swelling, but most patients recover quickly.

Are There Any Non-Invasive Alternatives?

No, there aren’t any less invasive alternatives.

Why Do I Need A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

A board-certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will There Be Any Scarring?

No, there won’t be any scarring with a fat transfer.

How Much Does A Chin Enhancement Cost?

The cost of your chin enhancement in NYC will be determined by the type of chin augmentation performed and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Imber will go over chin enhancement using implants and chin enhancement through fat grafting in order to determine which option is right for you. Our team will go over the cost of each option and let you know about the payment options available to you. 

Any questions you have regarding procedure costs can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

Dr. Imber’s thoughts on Before & After images
Watch video of Dr. Imber’s thoughts on Before & After images.

We Offer Concierge Services

We want to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way, from managing your stay in New York City if you are out-of-town to Post-Surgical Care and more.

Our concierge services include but are not limited to:

  • Accommodation Coordination with the finest New York City Hotels
  • Medical Photography
  • Medical Clearance
  • Private Duty Nurses and Escorts Post-Surgery
  • Transportation Post-Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Contact Us to Learn More

Still wondering if you are a candidate for a chin enhancement? Book your consultation with Dr. Imber at his New York City office to learn more. He will help determine if this is the right procedure for you and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to get started.

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Dr Gerald Imber

Dr. Gerald Imber, M.D.

Dr. Gerald Imber is a board-certified, world-renowned plastic surgeon and strives to provide his patients the most natural results with the least invasive surgical techniques. He is recognized by US News and World Report and Castle Connolly as among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States, on the staff of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, and directs his private surgical practice in New York City.

Dr. Imber has among the largest experience in facial rejuvenation and the prevention of facial aging. He has pioneered many less invasive surgical procedures that are now considered the gold standard among plastic surgeons, such as microsuction, a modified form of liposuction, to remove early jowls and tighten jawline, the extensive use of rejuvenating fat transfers, and the Limited Incision Facelift Technique, or Short Scar Facelift, a modern, less invasive facelift technique.

Dr. Imber performs a full range of cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-invasive, at his Manhattan office, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery.