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What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? 

Create a Strong Jawline with Injections or Implants

What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? A receding chin makes your jaw line appear weak and this can undermine your facial appearance. Chin implant plastic surgery provides a long-lasting effect to strengthen a weak jawline and chin to improve your looks. In this procedure called mentoplasty, the plastic surgeon inserts biocompatible silicone implants under the chin to enhance your facial harmony. 

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin provides chin and jawline enhancement to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.   

Who is a Candidate for Chin Implant? 

Chin implant surgery is the right choice if you have: 

  • A recessive or small chin that slopes backwards making your jaw look weak. 
  • A narrow or short chin that gives you a double chin appearance even if the fat deposits below your chin are not significant. 
  • A nose that looks out of proportion with your face because the chin is recessed. 
  • A weak jaw line that detracts from an otherwise strong masculine profile. 
  • A narrow chin that does not allow enough separation of the chin from the neck. 

How Chin Implant Surgery Helps? 

Correction of the weak jawline and receding chin with a chin implant helps to achieve: 

A Well-defined jawline 

You may have a slender jaw line, but a receding chin will not let its effects be seen. If you use chin implants to get a stronger chin, it helps to give greater definition to your jaw line, letting its natural elegance emerge. 

A Smaller nose 

Persons with a recessive chin sometimes find that the nose appears prominent and disproportionate with the face. Chin augmentation to give greater definition to the chin will change the relative appearance of the nose, making it appear more in harmony with the other facial features. 

Facial symmetry improvement 

When a chin is weak or very small, it makes other parts of your face look disproportionately large. It also causes your side profile appear out of balance. Chin augmentation surgery that firms up the chin brings the face into better harmony to give you a more attractive appearance. 

How to Choose the Right Procedure? 

Most plastic surgeons offer customized solutions to give you the particular look you desire. If your jawline is weak because of a receding chin, you will need nothing more than chin augmentation surgery. In this procedure, the doctor makes a small cut under the chin to fashion a pocket into which a customized silicone implant is inserted to give you a balanced jaw. 

Those who have sagging skin in the face or neck area can choose to undergo a facelift or a neck lift plastic surgery along with the chin implant procedure to improve their appearance. In persons who have ‘submental fullness’ or fat deposits below the chin giving a ‘double chin’ appearance, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend a minor liposuction on the neck along with a chin implant for a more defined jawline. 

Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for chin and jawline contouring surgery. 

Contact Virginia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin Today for a Consultation

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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