Can Genioplasty Give me a More Defined Jawline?

By: Dr. Husam Elias


There is no question that a defined jawline is considered an attractive trait. Chin enhancement surgery (genioplasty) can improve the appearance of your chin and jawline if you feel that this area is too recessed.

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial, & Cosmetic Surgery uses medical-grade implants to add definition and create a pronounced look people love. Dr. Husam Elias is skilled in performing this advanced procedure and can determine the best way to move forward.

Call now and schedule a genioplasty consultation if you are unhappy with your current jawline shape. Our Pasadena, CA team understands how to create stunning results that leave patients feeling confident.

What does a recessed chin look like?

A defined chin and jawline are often associated with qualities like strength and masculinity. When the chin is too recessed or small in comparison to the rest of the face, it can create an imbalance that seems unattractive.

A recessed chin is the result of several factors. Sometimes, it is simply the way your jaw has grown and developed. Other times, it may be the result of an injury or recent trauma. Whatever the reason, this feature can give the appearance of a "weak" jawline and make your nose appear out of proportion. Chin enhancement surgery can correct this condition and give you the appearance you have always wanted.

Will implants really help?

Patients at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial, & Cosmetic Surgery sometimes ask if implants will help improve their recessed chin. The answer is yes! The implants used in genioplasty are made from cutting-edge materials and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. And unlike temporary dermal fillers, implants are long-lasting and do not require constant touch-ups.

Not only will patients see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their chin and jawline after genioplasty, but they also enjoy enhanced self-confidence. Additional benefits of treatment in Pasadena, CA include:

  • A more balanced facial appearance
  • A stronger jawline
  • Improved proportions of your facial features
  • An enhanced facial profile overall

What happens during genioplasty?

Dr. Elias places patients under general anesthesia or IV sedation to perform this procedure. We then make a small incision just under the chin or inside the mouth at the gumline. A surgically created pocket holds the implant device in place, and then sutures are used to close the incisions. We strive to make all incisions as small and discreet as possible to minimize visible scarring after surgery.

What is healing like after genioplasty?

Results are seen almost immediately after chin enhancement surgery, but it may take a few weeks for swelling to subside. You can expect some bruising and discomfort around the surgical site, but this can be controlled with pain medication. Most patients take approximately 1 – 3 weeks to heal. Our patients report outcomes that are long-lasting and natural in appearance. Dr. Elias will provide the information you need to heal properly and enjoy your new look.

Define your jawline

A recessed chin is a common aesthetic concern but can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Genioplasty can improve your chin and jawline, giving you a more balanced and attractive facial profile. Learn more about this popular procedure or schedule a consultation with Dr. Husam Elias by calling The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial, & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.