Are you considering a chin augmentation procedure to enhance your facial profile but unsure of the potential risks involved?

For many people, having a small or recessed chin can be a source of self-consciousness and can impact their confidence. Whether it's due to genetics, ageing, or weight loss, a weak chin can detract from an attractive appearance and lead to feelings of insecurity.

But don’t worry! A chin augmentation can help correct this issue, providing you with a stronger, more defined chin that balances your facial features and boosts your self-esteem.

However, if not performed correctly, chin augmentation carries side effects. Therefore, before making any decision, it is important to fully understand the potential risks and complications associated with chin augmentation.

Let’s understand what the risks associated with chin augmentation are.

Implant Malposition

Implant malposition is a major risk associated with a chin augmentation procedure. It occurs when the implant placement is not secure, leading to an uneven or visibly crooked appearance. This can happen if the "pocket" created by the surgeon to hold the implant is not the right size, causing the implant to shift. To correct this issue, revision surgery may be required.

However, choosing a board-certified and experienced surgeon helps to eliminate this complication.

Bone Resorption
Bone resorption occurs when the underlying bone wears down, leading to implant asymmetry. It often happens when the implant is not positioned or secured properly. To prevent this issue, Dr Rajat Gupta, a board-certified surgeon, ensures that the implant is inserted and secured properly.


Extrusion occurs when the implant moves out of its position after surgery, and it can be a persistent problem, and revision surgery may be needed. This can be prevented by properly positioning the implant at the bottom border of the jawbone and securing it.

Nerve Damage

The mental nerve supplies sensation to the chin, lips and teeth. It can be damaged during the chin augmentation procedure, in temporary or permanent numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness. To prevent this, consult a board-certified surgeon for chin augmentation in Delhi.


Infection is a potential risk in any surgical procedure, including chin augmentation. It can occur if bacteria enter the surgical site, leading to swelling, pain, and redness. If left untreated, an infection can spread and delay the healing process. Therefore, Dr Rajat Gupta will put you on antibiotics before, during, and after the procedure to prevent infection.

The extent of scarring will depend on factors such as the patient's healing process, the incision placement, and postoperative care. In chin augmentation, scars are typically hidden in the skin's natural creases or under the chin, and these scars usually fade away after a few days.

Unsatisfactory Results

Unsatisfactory results are a risk in chin augmentation surgery as the procedure's outcome may not meet the patient's expectations. This can be due to various factors, such as implant size, placement, or asymmetry. Therefore, you must have clear communication with your surgeon about your goals.

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Chin augmentation surgery is a popular procedure to enhance the appearance of the chin and face. As with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks. Therefore, choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to eliminate these risks.

Contact Dr Rajat Gupta, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to schedule your appointment and have the safest chin augmentation procedure.

Author's Bio: 

In a world obsessed with external beauty, one is often left envying those who are naturally gifted with striking features. We have always been told that good looks are a gift by nature, and man has no control over her/his looks; makeup being the only help we can use. And of everything that matters to us when it comes to good looks, the shape and size of the nose plays a very significant role in defining the overall appearance of the face. But no amount of cosmetics can ever change its basic structure.