To enhance and define the facial contour and jawline.


CHIN AUGMENTATION: Incisions are made in a crease under the chin and a pocket is created to help the implant rest on the bone. The implant is inserted and secured with sutures.


  • A sensory nerve in the chin may be affected, resulting in temporary, or very rarely, permanent numbness of the lip.
  • Rare incidence of infection.
  • Implant malplacement or displacement, which may rarely require revision surgery.


  • CHIN AUGMENTATION: Takes approximately 1 hour, or 30 minutes when performed in conjunction with other procedures such as rhinoplasty.
  • After same-day discharge, swelling and discoloration are resolved by 1 week to 10 days. Normal activities can be resumed soon after and full contact sports can be re-introduced after 6 weeks.


Create more definition and projection for a weak chin, improve the overall facial profile, draw attention to the eyes for a more elegant appearance, and increase the strength of facial features.


  • The degree of augmentation required, depending on the patient's desire for drama or subtlety.
  • Facial asymmetries that may affect final results.
  • Dental malocclusion or other jaw conditions, which could be better treated through oral surgery and/or orthodontics rather than chin augmentation.
  • The shape and size of chin implants.
  • If rhinoplasty should be considered in conjunction with chin augmentation for better results.




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"My breathing is significantly improved and the cosmetic portion was beautifully done."

“…As a healthcare provider myself, I have worked with many physicians over the years and I can attest to his competence and professionalism. His practice is extremely well run and his excellent bedside manner, astute medical knowledge and involvement in the latest research put me at ease and allowed for me to completely trust his abilities… His passion for his field of work is evident, and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my sinus reconstruction and rhinoplasty -- my breathing is significantly improved and the cosmetic portion is beautifully done.”

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"Dr. Zimm made me feel as though he was treating a friend or family member."

“Working in the industry I have had the opportunity to work with many surgeons and am always very particular when choosing a physician myself, family, friends and so forth. Dr. Zimm recently performed a Blepharoplasty on me in his office. I consulted with 10 surgeons before moving forward and scheduling this surgery. Without hesitation, I have to say I could not have made a better choice in surgeons!!!! Dr. Zimm was confident and competent, he also had a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel as though he was treating a friend or family member of his own. Fantastic! Not to mention the results are amazing!!!! Completely natural, but amazing Thank you Dr. Zimm!!!!!!”

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I am not one to write reviews, but Dr. Zimm deserves one. I had numerous consultations with other top rhinoplasty surgeons across the country but as soon as I had my consultation with Dr. Zimm, I immediately felt he was the right surgeon for me. I am very thankful I chose him. Heather and his entire staff have been warm and extremely professional. He is a brilliant surgeon. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience and would recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, patient, artistic surgeon.

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Frequently asked questions

Chin implants are inserted to modify the existing bone and are considered permanent procedures. The implants are made of durable synthetic materials that resist breakdown and will not change as you age. Additionally, if any alterations to the bone are needed, the bone will heal and be as strong as before the procedure. 

A chin implant in New York City is typically described as causing mild to moderate pain. The majority of discomfort is experienced during the first week to ten days and is treated with pain medications. The majority of bruising and swelling will begin to subside after the first week and your discomfort will significantly improve, gradually fading away.

New York City chin enhancement surgeries are designed to enhance the size and shape of the chin. Inserting a chin implant assists in improving the definition of the chin, which can improve the overall harmony of the face. The typical indications for a chin implant are if you have a small or recessed chin.

To improve the overall symmetry of the face, chin implant procedures are often used in conjunction with other procedures such as a rhinoplasty. Chin implants can also improve facelift results by lengthening the jawline and providing a better framework for repositioning facial soft tissues. Selecting the top chin implant surgeon in New York City can ensure all of these considerations are taken into account and the best surgical plan is recommended.

It is rare for your body to reject a chin implant used for chin reshaping procedures. The implants are made of high-grade silicone, a relatively inert substance, that has good biocompatibility with the body. This means the body’s immune system does not react to the materials used in the chin implant and thus will not reject the implant. 

However, infections can occur after implant surgeries and if any redness or swelling occurs around the chin implant, they should be reported to your surgeon as soon as possible.

Yes, one of the reasons to use a chin implant is to improve the definition of the jawline. The best chin implant surgeons in Manhattan use implants to enhance the appearance of your chin, neck, and jawline. An implant will add volume and definition to your lower face and jawline, creating a stronger, more defined jawline. Chin implants can also be used to correct facial imbalances and proportions, enhancing overall facial harmony.

The overall cost of chin augmentation in New York City depends on several factors and if additional procedures are performed with the implant surgery. Chin reshaping with an implant can range in cost from $5,000 to $10,000 but can be higher if a custom implant and additional procedures are needed. During the initial consultation, a detailed explanation of the total cost of the procedure will be provided. 


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