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Chin Implant


The chin is often referred to as the anchor of the face, and it is very important in defining the overall shape and profile. Additionally, the size and shape of the chin can actually alter the perceived appearance of other facial features, such as the jaw, lips, and nose. Many Asian individuals are unhappy with their chin shape or lack of protrusion. A surgical chin implant procedure can correct or improve the chin, for a more attractive facial appearance.

Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, with many years of experience beautifying Asian faces. He understands the unique features and requirements of Asian facial anatomy, as well as the importance of preserving the patient's ethnic identity. During your consultation, the doctor will discuss your concerns and goals in-depth, and then customize treatment according to your specifications.

The procedure

The first step in any surgical procedure is anesthesia, which is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. There are several techniques for placing a chin implant. The best one will depend of your facial structure, the size and type of the implant, and your desired goals. Sometimes the surgeon can work though an incision on the inside of the mouth, leaving no visible surgical scar. If silicone implants are used, the incision is usually located externally beneath the jawed, where it is well disguised once healed. The surgeon works through the incision to create a pocket between the bone and the overlying fleshy tissue. The implant is positioned inside of the pocket, and the incision is closed. You will need to stay in the recovery area for approximately one hour after surgery while you regain alertness before leaving.


A chin implant can lengthen the face, creating a more oval shape and delicate, feminine appearance. It can also be used to create a more angular, protruding chin with a classic masculine appearance. In either case, the procedure does not compromise the natural ethnic appearance of your features when it is performed properly. The procedure lends shape and definition to your face, and our patients are generally delighted with the results.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen board certified plastic surgeon Fountain Valley, CA A Magna cum Laude graduate from Millsaps College, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen is a board certified plastic surgeon. He brings with him a plethora of skill, expertise and knowledge given his 20 plus years of experience in the field.

Dr. Nguyen is presently the medical director of Orange County Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center. He has engaged in research and contributed to many medical publications and continues to be deeply passionate about providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
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