Chin Augmentation – Genioplasty


The chin and its relationship to other facial features is a cornerstone of your unique facial profile. In our day-to-day interactions with others we are commonly viewed from a slight angle or oblique view and less commonly directly front on. A weak or recessive chin can cause imbalances in facial aesthetics, which can affect the way society views us. In a male a strong chin is a sign of masculinity and the ideal female facial form entails a well-balanced nose lip and chin complex. Chin augmentation surgery specifically addresses these imbalances and helps restore symmetry and facial harmony.


Chin augmentation can be achieved with a number of techniques and a detailed examination is required to help choose the right technique for each individual. A recessive chin may be related to abnormalities in your occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth meet) and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be required to align the teeth and improve the chin position. If your occlusion is satisfactory then isolated chin augmentation with either an osseous genioplasty (bone) or implant genioplasty may be suitable for you. Dr Watts is uniquely positioned with training in plastic, craniomaxillofacial and cosmetic surgery to be able to offer his patients all of these available techniques. Based in Perth, he is equipped with a distinguished array of international certification and training.


• Enhance a receded or ‘undersized’ chin
• Improve jawline definition
• Correct facial asymmetry
• Augment and rejuvenate facial contours
• Improve facial proportion and aesthetic balance


In patients seeking minimally invasive techniques to augment their chin, Dr Watts offers fat augmentation and filler augmentation to help achieve the profile with minimal down time. Chin augmentation may also be combined with other procedures such as a neck lift or face lift to further enhance results. After a thorough consultation, Dr Watts will discuss with you the best technique to work with your unique anatomy to bring beauty and balance to your facial profile.


Depending on the specific technique utilised surgical time will vary between procedures. Dr Watts performs his augmentation genioplasty with implants or osseous procedures on an outpatient basis using general anaesthesia or twilight sedation. The length of the procedure on averages will take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. After surgery you will be observed for a few hours to ensure your initial recovery is progressing well before you are allowed to return home with a friend or family member.


Written procedure specific information sheets will be given to you in order for you to prepare for your procedure and the recovery period. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure and a postoperative analgesia regime will be tailored to meet your specific needs. In general, you can expect most bruising and swelling to settle within 2 weeks.


Dr Watts and his team are dedicated to providing ongoing care, support and guidance throughout your entire journey. They will be readily available to answer any further questions you may have to ensure a safe and smooth recovery. For more information please call our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr Watts and discuss how an augmentation genioplasty can improve your facial contours and create a more balanced and proportioned profile for you.


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.