Chin Implant Surgery - Dr Richard Sackelariou - Plastic Surgeon

Chin Implant Surgery

Double Bay, Sydney & Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Sydney 1300 661 362    Melbourne 1300 264 811

Chin Implant Surgery in Melbourne or Sydney

Your chin has a significant impact on your overall facial appearance.  A strong-looking chin and jawline can improve perceptions of attractiveness for men and women. A weak-looking, recessed chin or receding jawline, on the other hand, tends to impede perceptions of upper and lower facial symmetry and can readily detract from your appearance. You may be suitable for a chin implant.

Dr Richard Sackelariou is a top facial plastic surgeon for Chin Implant surgery in Melbourne and Sydney helping patients seeking more defined, refreshed and confident look. With over 20 years of experience, he is a calm, caring and precise surgeon.

Recessed chins or weak-looking jawlines can leave some individuals feeling self-conscious about their appearance.

  • Having a weak-looking, recessed chin can leave your face looking imbalanced
  • Your lips and smile may appear uneven or ‘overly toothy’
  • People may make instant judgements about appearances or personalities (first impressions) based on their interpretations of a weak-looking chin

Before and After Chin Implants


Options for a Recessed Chin

There are TWO potential Chin Augmentation options that are typically recommended by Plastic Surgeons for individuals who have recessed “retracted” chin structures.

  1. Temporary Solution (Non-Surgical) – Chin Augmentation using non-surgical facial volumisers (dermal filler injections to the chin and/or jawline to temporarily augment existing structures) – for subtle chin augmentation for slightly recessed chins
  2. Longer-Term Chin Augmentation Surgery – Chin implant or Chinplant procedures using Medpor Implants to create a stronger looking chin dimension and chin shape, which impacts the jawline in an aesthetically enhancing manner – for more lasting and significant chin augmentation to address more serious degrees of genetic chin retraction.
chin augmentation surgery using Medpor Implants - facial augmentation of the chin or jawline

Chin Implant Surgery to correct for a recessed chin is also known as a Chinplant Procedure.

Sometimes a Chinplant procedure will benefit from additional shaping with Cosmetic Dermal Filler Injections, or a combined chin augmentation with a neck or jaw area surgery such as a neck lift, facelift or double-chin injections to reduce sub-mental area fat bulges.

Celebrity Chin Implant – Marilyn Munroe?

Celebrities who benefited from Chin Augmentation procedures include Marilyn Monroe, according to photographs and medical records.

Marilyn Monroe was believed to have had a Chin Augmentation according to several surveyed Plastic Surgeons (and there were news stories after she died, indicating she did benefit from a stronger looking chin and firmer jawline).

Read Allure’s article on Marilyn Monroe’s Medical Records and Facial X-Rays or the Daily Mail’s article speculating Marilyn Monroe had a cartilage-based chin implant (these days, Medpor is one of the high-quality chin implant options for chin augmentation to strengthen a chin and jawline).

Did Marilyn Monroe have chin surgery to augment her lower face and jawline? Did it complement and enhance her looks? Many expert Plastic Surgeons think so.


Did She or Didn’t She? Look at these photographs and decide for yourself.

Options to treat a retruded chin or weak-looking jawline: Chin Surgery and other alternatives

Contouring Makeup to Enhance the Chin or Jawline for treating a recessed chin

  • Contouring makeup can sometimes help people disguise feature imbalances.
  • But with contouring makeup strategies, it’s easier to reduce the appearance of a feature than to significantly add to its proportions using a highlighter.
  • Has a limited effect on moderate to severely retruded chins.

Dermal Filler Chin and Jawline Augmentation (Facial Volumisation)

  • Chin injections using dermal filler may also help enhance the chin.
  • The jawline, as well as the chin, may be augmented using dermal filler for suitable candidates.
  • This non-surgical alternative is well worth exploring, but typically this method will only be suitable for mild cases of chin recession.
  • Phone Dr Sackelariou’s office for an assessment of your suitability for Cosmetic Injections by a skilled Plastic Surgeon.

With a recessed chin, surgical chin augmentation using an implant is usually recommended as a solution for individuals who are concerned about the impact of a weak-looking chin on their appearance.

A strong chin and defined jawline go a long way to enhance the appearance of men and women equally. The chin augmentation or chin projection dimensions, however, may be adjusted to suit the face and to either enhance the masculinity of a face or feminise the face, taking into account the individual’s existing anatomy, identity and preferences.

‘No Scar’ Chin Implant

There are no visible scars on the face when a chin implant is inserted through incisions in the mouth.

Chin Implant surgery has another unexpected benefit. It’s one of the rare Face Surgery procedures where facial scars after surgery are NOT a primary concern for patients.

That’s because with Chin Implant Surgery performed by expert Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Richard Sackelariou, advanced surgical techniques are used to insert the implant.

There are various strategies that can be used to avoid or reduce face area scarring during chin augmentation surgery.

  • Insertion of the chin implant through the mouth can avoid face area scars but requires a highly skilled Surgeon (look for AHPRA and FRACS recognition as a genuine Specialist Plastic Surgeon).
  • This insertion technique will tend to leave no visible scars on the surface of your chin, neck or face.

Chin Injections vs Chin Augmentation using Implants

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation and Surgical Chin Implant options are available for Men and Women who want to treat a Receding Chin.

Find out whether dermal filler injections to the chin OR chin implants are going to be your better choice for facial enhancements of a receding chin or retracted chin area/jawline.


chin-surgery-melbourne-facial-implantsRetracted, Recessed Chin Proportions Impact Your Entire Facial Appearance from the FRONT and SIDE.

When is Chin Augmentation recommended by a Plastic Surgeon?

What leads people to explore their Chin Augmentation Surgery OR the Dermal Filler Injection alternatives to chin implants?

Your chin appearance impacts not only your smile and lower face – but your overall facial appearance from every angle. The questions to ask yourself before booking a consultation include:

  • Have you seen your chin in photographs or 3D imaging from the front, the side or the 3/4 side-angle?
  • Does your chin seem to fade into a single diagonal line from your lower lip to your lower neck?
  • Do you have what’s technically called a retruded chin anatomy (a recessed chin)?
  • Have you struggled to bring your upper and lower lips together easily, due to the chin being retracted or recessed – and has this led to a larger, muscly-looking lower lip?
  • Are you self-conscious about your facial appearance and wish you had a stronger looking chin and jawline?
chin implants surgery recommendations for men with receding chins or retracted chins or jawlines

If YES, it might be worth asking Melbourne and Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Richard Sackelariou, for recommendations for Chin Implant Surgery or other forms of Jawline and Chin Augmentation, such as Dermal Filler/Cosmetic Injections for the chin and jawline.

Why Some People Ask for Chin Augmentation Recommendations for a Recessed Chin (Filler Injections or Surgical Chin Implants)

  • If you are unhappy or self-conscious about your recessed chin appearance – or you have a muscly-looking lower lip, you may want to research your chin augmentation options with an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
  • If you want the appearance benefits of a more defined looking chin area to combat weak-looking chin proportions, you might begin to research your cosmetic treatment options.
  • If your face looks ‘chinless’ or your lower face appears diminished in projection, compared to the proportions of your upper face including cheekbones, you might want to investigate the INS and OUTS of chin augmentation and jawline enhancement procedures.

Recommendation: Choose a FRACS recognised Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has expertise in facial implant surgery and other facial procedures for your Chin Augmentation Consultation.

Dr Richard Sackelariou, Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He’s an approachable, honest Surgeon with excellent communication skills and a dedication to high-level patient care standards. With Dr Sackelariou’s precision planning and high-level surgical skills, you can enhance your chin to get the facial balance you’ve been missing all these years.

Chin Implant Surgery: Consultations with one of Australia’s most talented Plastic Surgeons.

Chin Implant Surgery using Medpor implants for augmentation of chin or jawline, treat receding chin

The first step to chin augmentation surgery or cosmetic injections is to arrange a confidential appointment with Dr Richard Sackelariou in either his Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  location.

During this consultation, you’ll be asked about your medical history, prior facial surgeries, and which concerns have led you to seek a surgical solution.  There is no obligation to proceed with surgery but you’ll have a far better idea about what’s involved with chin implant procedures.

An expert Plastic Surgeon in Chin Augmentation procedures, via plastic surgery and/or dermal filler volumisers, can give you details about the PROS and CONS of chin injections vs Medpor chin implants for enhancing the chin proportions.

chin augmentation before and after vector illustration

Choosing the right Chin Augmentation option for your concerns may help you:

  • gain a stronger looking chin or jawline
  • improve your feature harmony and facial balance
  • enjoy improved facial aesthetics including an enhanced smile

Phone us today to ask for a confidential consultation to explore your options for:

We use Medpor Chin Implants to perform what’s commonly called a CHINPLANT Plastic Surgery procedure.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon Facial Surgery expert

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

He is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures,

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patient’s love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

Next Steps – Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou

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If you are considering reconstructive plastic or cosmetic surgery then Dr Richard is the specialist plastic surgeon for you. Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired image, helping restore you to a more youthful or confident self.


  • A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a cosmetic consultation without a GP Referral although no Medicare rebates are claimable without one.
  • You can schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $300 consult fee in advance.
  • Email us below or Call to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment


  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes


If you would like to know more about how Dr Richard can help you, please contact us today.

Phone Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  to enquire or request a consultation.

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Sydney: 1300 661 362
Melbourne: 1300 264 811


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  • 759 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123