What is Chin Enhancement?

Sometimes, as a result of heredity or an injury, the chin does not develop in proper proportion with the rest of the face. When this occurs, chin surgery – also known as mentoplasty – can restore balance by either enhancing the chin with an implant or performing a specialized surgery to reposition the chin bone. See how a chin enhancement in Nashville can improve your image.

  • Average Cost: Starts at $3.5k (not including facility and anesthesia)
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10-14 days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local (in office) or General/Heavy Sedation
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The Benefits

  • Sculpt a stronger, more beautiful jawline
  • Enhance a weak or recessed chin
  • Firm and lengthen a short neck
  • Improve the appearance of jowls
  • Make a large nose look smaller and more balanced

How is a Chin Enhancement Done?

Dr. Moran will customize your chin enhancement based on your needs and goals. If you want a temporary change, soft tissue fillers may be used to sculpt a more defined chin. A long-lasting transformation requires surgery to reposition the chin bone or place a silicone implant.


Silicone chin implants can improve projection, better define your jawline, and restore balance to your face and profile. Unlike breast implants, chin implants can last a lifetime.


Non-surgical fillers – such as Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane – offer a quick, convenient, and affordable way to enhance the chin. Depending on the filler used, your transformation can endure up to two years.

Although there are a variety of options to choose from, most of Dr. Moran’s Nashville patients opt for a chin implant to improve its definition. During your consultation, she will discuss the various techniques and help you determine which one is in your best interest.

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Chin + Nose A Beautiful Combination

Dr. Moran often recommends chin surgery to her rhinoplasty patients. Correcting these two critical features simultaneously can enhance facial balance because they are so intimately related. In fact, the chin has a profound impact on the perceived size of the nose.

Are You a Candidate?

The best candidates for chin enhancement are individuals who:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations for what surgery can accomplish
  • Are unhappy with their recessed chin, poor neck definition, and underdeveloped profile
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Where will my chin surgery be performed?

What kind of anesthesia will I need?

What can I expect during recovery?

Can Chin Enhancement be combined with other procedures?

Where will my chin surgery be performed?

Chin enhancement can be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you will return home immediately after the procedure. It will take place at a nearby, fully accredited surgery center in the Franklin, TN area.

What kind of anesthesia will I need?

General anesthesia typically isn’t necessary. Instead, Dr. Moran frequently performs chin enhancement procedures with intravenous “twilight” anesthesia.

What can I expect during recovery?

If you have chin surgery, you can expect to recover well enough to return to work and your normal routine within seven to ten days. If you enhance your chin and jawline with fillers, there is no recovery period.

Can Chin Enhancement be combined with other procedures?

Yes, Chin Enhancement can often be combined with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty, facelift, mini-facelift, eyelid surgery, or brow lift, to achieve comprehensive facial harmony and balance. Combining surgeries may also be efficient for recovery and achieving desired aesthetic results.

Discover Your Options

To learn more about our chin enhancement procedures in Franklin, TN – and to discover what this surgery can do for you – please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Learn More About Dr. Mary Lynn Moran

  • Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Nationally-recognized plastic surgeon
  • 28 years of experience
  • First female president of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Moran exclusively focuses on cosmetic procedures on the face and neck. This gives her an intimate understanding of the facial structure, and how each feature works together to create balance and beauty. You can expect to emerge from her Nashville area office looking natural and feeling your best.

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