Chin Augmentation in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Create A More Balanced Facial Harmony

Introduction to Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation

Often we see our patients suffer from a weak underlying facial structure or imbalanced appearance.

RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa offers non-surgical and surgical solutions to help restore balance and contour. Facial or chin implants help create more aesthetically pleasing proportions.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type


Treatment Time

30 Minutes to 1 Hour


Local or General

Back to Work

3-7 Days

Total Recovery Time

2-3 Weeks

Duration of Results


# of Treatments


Treatment overview

A well-defined jawline structure is the cornerstone of a balanced face, male or female.

Dr. Lu approaches each patient with an overall facial balance in mind. Enhancing the contours of the chin will provide a more sculpted appearance and a more youthful profile.

Chin augmentation is performed through a small incision below the chin through which a soft, biocompatible implant is secured in front of lower jaw. As Dr. Lu inserts the implant, he will carefully mold it around your chin bone and secure in place. Implants come in all shapes and sizes.

In some scenarios, facial fillers may help restore balance to the facial features. However, the results may only last between 12-24 months. This is often a decent approach for patients who are seeking a ‘preview’ of their new look before moving forward with a permanent commitment.

Treated Conditions

Chin augmentation surgery can:

Increase the chin's size

Improve definition of jawline

Enhance a weak chin

Create better facial harmony and balance

Benefits of Chin Augmentation in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Patients who have undergone Chin augmentation surgery with Dr. Leonard Lu have noticed:

  • Increased confidence level
  • An enhanced natural looking profile
  • A more youthful look with a restored lower face appearance
  • More balanced facial features

How it Works

Your Chin Augmentation Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we are prepared to listen to your goals and your expectations of your surgery.

At the time of consultation, our providers will evaluate your general health status and discuss any health conditions or risk factors that may be a contraindication to surgery.

Dr. Lu will examine your face and discuss your options that will meet your expectations and likely outcomes of chin surgery with any risks or potential complications.

We take the safety and results of your Chin augmentation surgery seriously. Therefore, it is very important to understand all aspects of your chin surgery. Be sure to ask several questions, perhaps have a prepared checklist of questions to ask Dr. Lu and his surgical patient coordinators.

Your Chin Augmentation Procedure

First, Dr. Lu will make a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth where the gum and lower lip meet, so there will be no visible scar.

Next, he will gently stretch the skin to create a small pocket. As the implant is inserted, he will mold it around your chin bone and secure in place.

Dr. Lu will then suture the incision closed and finally bandage the chin with a dressing that will remain in place for 2-3 days.

The Recovery

Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after surgery that usually subsides after a week and are back to desk work within 7 days of surgery.

Discomfort is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses.

You will need to sleep face-up, with your head elevated for a minimum of 1-2 weeks after surgery to help control post-op swelling. Strenuous activity can typically be resumed within 3-4 weeks after chin augmentation. You can see the improved contour of your chin immediately after the procedure, but it will take about 6-8 weeks for all the swelling to resolve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Chin Augmentation

 Chin Augmentation near you

Book Your Chin Augmentation

An improved silhouette is just one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about chin augmentation and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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Happy patients


Dr. Lu and his staff were professional, efficient and very friendly throughout the entire process. They addressed any concern I had and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with any appointment and they made me feel like I was a priority.

On the day of the surgery, any nerves I had were reassured by the professionalism and experience Dr. Lu and his staff demonstrated. It was great getting a text from Dr. Lu the next day to see how I was doing, and knowing I could text him any time with concerns or questions.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lu for any cosmetic surgery, he’s the best in the area. I had gone to a plastic surgeon a couple years ago in Schaumburg and I had a totally different experience. The staff there seemed ‘bothered’ with questions I asked and the doctor made some troubling comments when I had expressed some concerns about my results. So when I met Dr. Lu, I knew I was making the right choice to have him do my surgery.

-Dru Hay

Nurses very attentive and Dr. Lu was very interested in my needs and concerns!
-Ricardo Carranza
This has been a truly life changing experience! I am more happy and excited to see what my body can now do, but more importantly look like. Dr. Lu and the team are life changers! The staff is above and beyond friendly and helpful!
-Nelson Jefferson
Amazing service every time, Dr. Lu has truly been amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my results!! Highly recommend.
-Arlette Raudales
Dr Lu and his associates are wonderful and always explain everything in detail. They took time to answer all my questions and my surgery results look better than I anticipated.
-Nina Whittaker

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