Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Chin Implants In San Francisco

Get a More Balanced Look with Dr. Javaheri!



About Chin Implant Surgery

Having a poor chin structure can make one’s face appear undefined. It can also give a bulky appearance to the neck. Because of this, it is not uncommon for individuals to develop low self-esteem.

This is where chin implant surgery plays its part. This cosmetic procedure, for both men and women, is perfect for enhancing or correcting a weak chin by adding depth and proportion. It also serves other significant functions, such as providing a more balanced nose and an defined neck.

An implant will be placed into the lower jaw, giving more breadth to the chin. The implant’s size and shape will depend on the patient’s current chin formation. As long as the appropriately-shaped implant is used, one can achieve his or her desired look.

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*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Why Choose Chin Implant Surgery

No one wants a face with disproportionate features. Having a weak chin line can also mean having a nose that does not look proportional, as well as a plump-looking neck. The only way to fix this problem is by undergoing chin implant surgery.

With Dr. Javaheri’s chin implant surgery, you can finally get rid of an undersized chin. No need to constantly worry about your appearance. And of course, your self-confidence will certainly take a huge boost.

Are You a Chin Implant Surgery Candidate?

To be qualified as an ideal candidate for Dr. Javaheri’s chin implant surgery, you should:

  • Be unhappy with your chin structure
  • Be in good shape and physical condition
  • Be mentally prepared
  • Have no present medical conditions
  • Have well-functioning jaw and teeth

What to Expect during Your Chin Implant Surgery Consultation

During your first consultation for your chin implant surgery, Dr. Javaheri will ask you about your goals and motives for the cosmetic procedure. Discussing your medical background is another crucial part of the consultation. Because any form of plastic surgery requires healthy individuals, part of patient eligibility is your present physical state and condition.

To give you a heads up, here are a few of the questions commonly asked:

  • Are you allergic to any drugs?
  • Have you undergone surgery before?
  • Do you smoke, drink, or do recreational drugs?
  • What medications do you currently take?
  • Are you presently suffering from any medical conditions?


After Dr. Javaheri sees you as a good candidate for chin implant surgery, he will orient you about the whole surgical procedure, including possible complications that may arise. Instructions before and after operation will also be provided.

As for the chin implant, Dr. Javaheri will be the one to choose the right size and shape that best match your facial structure and cosmetic goals based on his extensive experience.

Chin Implant Surgery: Procedure Explanation

In the days leading up to your chin implant surgery, make sure that you are well-rested and hydrated. If you happen to be a smoker, Dr. Javaheri may restrict you from the habit for a period prior to the operation.

Performed on an outpatient basis, chin implant surgery usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Local anesthesia with sedation is commonly used, although there are some cases where general anesthesia is necessary.

The operation begins with Dr. Javaheri making incisions under your chin and/or inside your mouth, specifically between the lower lip and gum. The implant will then be inserted in front of your jawbone. Once the implant has been properly placed and has achieved facial symmetry, sutures will be made.

What to Expect after Your Chin Implant Surgery

Right after your successful chin implant surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room to be monitored. Tape and gauze will be covering your chin to protect the stiches and reduce swelling. You may experience postoperative pain, which can be reduced by certain medications.

Dr. Javaheri will provide precise instructions before sending you home. Remember to follow everything he says not only for a quicker recovery process but also for a lesser chance of experiencing postoperative complications.

Your Chin Implant Surgery Recovery Process

Expect feelings of swelling, tightness, and even numbness in your chin area for the next few days after your operation. To minimize swelling, you may be advised to keep your head in an elevated position. Oral activities, including talking and smiling, can be quite difficult during the first week.

A week after your operation, you may resume with your normal routine, although exercise is still prohibited. In cases where complications occur, the healing period will be more extensive.

If the incision was made in your mouth, you are advised to have a soft and plain diet. Rinsing your mouth after every meal or snack is another thing to remember.

Skin sutures will be removed 5 to 7 days from the day of your chin implant surgery. Sutures inside the mouth takes a longer period of 10 days to dissolve.

Possible Chin Implant Surgery Complications

You might already be aware that all cosmetic procedures bring possible risks, and chin implant surgery is no exception. Although rare in occurrence, complications from the operation may include swelling and bruising, which can last for a couple weeks.

Other possible complications from the surgical enhancement procedure may include:

  • Infection from the implant, which can be relieved by antibiotics
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Nerve damage and numbness
  • Implant shift, which will require another operation to realign the implant
  • Scarring


Remember that the likelihood of you experiencing any of these complications is minimal, especially when you have Dr. Javaheri handling the operation. With an experienced and efficient plastic surgeon like him, there is nothing to worry about.

Schedule Your Chin Implant Surgery Consultation Today

Ready to make a life-changing decision? Make a chin implant surgery consultation with Dr. Javaheri today. Give us a call at 415-923-3800.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

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  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

Schedule your Consultation Today

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Give us a call today (415) 923-3800