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Chin Implants in Philadelphia

Introduction to Chin Implants

The chin you’ve always dreamed of!

The chin is a vital element in a person’s overall appearance. There are several misnomers that exist in our culture that associate recessed disproportionate chins as a sign of weakness, and conversely, large chins suggest anger or aggression. However, these assumptions do not truly define the individual but can have negative consequences on a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Patients do have an option to improve the look of the chin, and the overall appearance: the Chin Implant.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Ronald Lohner at a world-class surgery center. Our patients find that Dr. Lohner offers one of the best chin implant surgeries in Philadelphia, while always placing safety and patient satisfaction as his top priorities.

What is a Chin Implant?

Let’s start with the basics

A Chin Implant is a pre-formed silicone device, designed to reshape the chin or lower jaw. The procedure can improve the overall appearance of the face, correcting a weak or recessed jaw. Once the chin is in proportion to the other features, the appearance will see a dramatic improvement. The Chin Implant used by Dr. Lohner will be made of a smooth, flexible material such as silicone, Teflon, or Dacron. Another option in chin correction is to use a patient’s own bone and tissue, removed from a donor area elsewhere on the body. When the Chin Implant has been placed, very small titanium screws will be utilized to anchor the implant into its new position. These are designed to last for years to come.

Dr. Ronald A. Lohner M.D., F.A.C.S rated Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2008-2021

What are the Benefits of getting a Chin Implant?

As one of the most established plastic surgery clinics in Pennsylvania, Dr. Lohner’s Phlidelphia chin implants patients have seen great benefits of the surgery. Below, we’ve included some of the main advantages:

  • The surgery will provide you with more definition in the chin
  • Reduce the look of a double chin
  • Have better facial harmony with the rest of your face and neck
  • Reduce the look of a double chin
  • Gain self-confidence in the way you look and photograph

Who are the Best Candidates for a Chin Implant?

Both men and women, frustrated with a small or undersized chin, can benefit from a Chin Implant. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, understand the procedure, and hold realistic surgical expectations.

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting chin implants in Philadelphia is education. Begin by researching the procedure on your own. Next, schedule a consultation appointment at Lohner Plastic Surgery. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Lohner will perform a quick examination of the facial structure, review the patients’ medical history and their current medication, and discuss their aesthetic goals. Lastly, he will provide a detailed explanation of the surgical and non-invasive treatments available for chin correction. If deciding to move forward with the Chin Implant, an individualized treatment plan will be created.

How to prepare for a Chin Implant

The preparations and decisions you make prior to the day of surgery will dictate how smoothly your recovery goes. Maximum attention should be paid attention to the following:

1. Ask questions

Ask questions all questions prior to the day of your procedure. If you are unsure about post-operative instructions, contact Dr. Lohner’s office right away. Arrange for a ride home from the surgical center. Patients are unable to drive themselves home after the procedure. Enlist a friend to help.

3. Follow-ups

Stay on top of your follow-up appointments. It is extremely important that, no matter how you feel, you make it into these appointments.

2. Medications

Get all medications filled several days before your surgery. You will make the transition from hospital to home much smoother when your prescriptions are all ready for you at home.

4. Emergency Contacts

Have all of your emergency information including contacts, medication lists, and insurance cards in a central location.

What to Expect on the Day of your Chin Implant Surgery

Dr. Lohner’s Chin Implant procedure will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to perform, depending on the specific correction needed. To start the procedure, Dr. Lohner will make a small incision inside of the lower lip, or along the crease below the chin. Through this opening, Dr. Lohner will insert the Chin Implant; anchoring the piece to the bone. When the corrections are complete, sutures are placed for appropriate healing. The Chin Implant procedure provides excellent results when used on its own. The face will be balanced, and the chin will look strong. Combining the Chin Implant with other cosmetic procedures, however, such as a Rhinoplasty, Facelift, or Necklift, allows patients to attain maximum aesthetic benefit.

Are there any risks with Chin Implant Surgery?

The Chin Implant is an extremely safe and effective procedure. Few problems normally occur, and risks are significantly reduced when you choose a qualified and experienced Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Lohner. On the rare chance, complications do occur, these can include delayed wound healing, scarring, or permanent numbness of the chin/lower jaw.

Chin Implants Recovery

Patients are normally ready to return to work or school in about three to five days.”

Chin Implant Recovery

Patients should expect the recovery from a Chin Implant to take approximately two weeks. Initially, some swelling or bruising may occur, although these will resolve over the first two weeks. Some mild to moderate discomfort may be experienced, but Dr. Lohner will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to keep patients comfortable at home. Dr. Lohner may also suggest dietary modifications to promote successful healing in the first couple of days post-surgery. Patients are normally ready to return to work or school in about three to five days.

How much does a Chin Implant Cost in Philadelphia?

The exact cost of a Chin Implant in Philadelphia will depend on the extent of correction and the individual patient. At your initial consultation, Dr. Lohner will go over the procedures and the costs involved.

Schedule Your consultation

Dr. Lohner has been providing patients with expert chin implant results for over 20 years. He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!


Your procedure questions answered.

Can I combine chin implant surgery with other procedures?


  Many of our patients combine chin implants with rhinoplasty or a facelift which can improve facial harmony and give a more youthful appearance.

Does the Chin Implant procedure result in scarring?


A small scar will result from the Chin Implant procedure. Dr. Lohner takes extreme care to place the incision either under the chin or inside the lower lip, making the scars well concealed.

Will my Chin Implant be permanent?


The Chin Implant is designed to provide long-lasting results for the patient.

How soon can I return to work after receiving a Chin Implant?


Patients are generally feeling well enough to return to work three to five days after receiving their Chin Implant.