Chin surgery or genioplasty can reduce or increase the size of your chin, or reposition it to help balance your profile

A small chin can make your nose look larger or your lips thinner, while a large chin can dwarf attractive features such as your eyes.

If your chin is too large or too small, it can affect your facial harmony. As a Craniofacial Surgeon, Dr Hunt has the perfect skills to assess the proportions of your face and tailor a procedure specifically for you.

Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy, is the ideal solution for women who want to look closer to the age that they feel. By tightening skin that has lost its natural elasticity, your face will be left fresher, awake, dramatically rejuvenated – and looking like a younger version of you.

The best way to avoid an unnatural facelift result is to ask your surgeon to share photos of what they consider a great result (preferably their own work). If these results match your own aesthetic and desired results, you can feel much more secure that you’ll both want the same outcome.

Book your one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss turning back the clock as effectively and subtly as possible.

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What is Chin Surgery?

The profile and projection  of the chin plays an important role in the aesthetics of the face. A well-contoured chin of adequate proportions is a trademark of youth and femininity. A chin that is too prominent, too broad, too thin, or just too small or too big can be easily corrected with the help of chin surgery.

With the help of modern techniques, Dr Hunt can help you achieve a chin that is in harmony with the features of the face.

How is Chin Surgery done? 

There are different surgical approaches to chin surgery as the procedure can be performed with different goals in mind, including reduction and augmentation.

Generally speaking, an incision is made either inside the mouth or under the chin in an area where it can easily blend with the folds of the skin. Once the mandibular bone is reached, it will be remodelled according to the needs of the patient. Aside from the bone, Dr Hunt might also work on the surrounding tissues – muscles and fat – to get a more harmonious contour of the chin.

The mandibular area is an extremely visible part of the anatomy, and any simple modification can bring an essential change in the general facial aspect. This is the reason why choosing your plastic surgeon wisely is crucial for the success of your chin surgery.


Benefits of Chin Surgery

Chin Surgery is a popular procedure as it can significantly enhance the aspect of the face. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing this procedure such as:

  • Improved contours of the jaw area
  • Improves the general aspect of the face
  • A rejuvenated look
  • Remodels the contours of the face

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Recovery after Chin Surgery

Recovery after chin surgery depends on the type of procedure performed. If you had a chin augmentation surgery, the recovery could take up to two to four weeks, depending on the complexity of the intervention. If you had a chin reduction surgery, the recovery period could be shorter, but again, it depends on the specifics of the intervention and your particularities. 

Some patients are able to resume daily activities within the first week after chin surgery, while others need more time to rest and recover.

Generally speaking, there are some rules you should follow to ensure a smooth and fast recovery and minimise complications:

  • avoid smoking as it could cause certain complications that could otherwise be avoided, such as skin necrosis or delayed wound healing
  • start with a liquid diet and slowly get back to eating more solid foods without putting too much pressure on yourself in the beginning
  • don’t engage in strenuous activities in the first two weeks post-op
  • check in regularly with Dr Hunt for post-op consultations

Chin Surgery Sydney Costs - How much does chin tuck cost in Australia NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of a Chin Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.

Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

A detailed facial consultation with Dr Jeremy Hunt is required during which he will perform a comprehensive assessment of your facial features, establish any medical history concerns, and provide you with an accurate cost for your genioplasty procedure.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare coverage, a Chin Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for chin surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to accentuate a person’s beauty using the most innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care which he offers every patient and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

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Is chin tuck surgery for me?


A chin surgery is a highly personalised procedure and the outcome will be different for everyone. That is why before you make any decisions you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your needs and goals for the surgery.During this consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health as well as your face, including the skin, muscle, fat, and underlying bone. He will explain the factors that can influence the outcome of your surgery, and photographs will be taken for your medical record.
After the consultation, a quote will be prepared that will include your surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees.

What’s involved in chin tuck surgery?


Chin surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in an accredited hospital, so you are assured of the best care.Chin surgery involves either placing an implant or reshaping the bone of the chin. Scarring is minimal as the incision is usually made inside your mouth.
Post-operatively a special bandage is placed around your jaw and chin.

When can I go home?


You will usually stay in hospital overnight, although in some cases you may go home on the same day. When you get home you should rest in bed with your head elevated for the first day, and then limit your movements to around the house for the next 2 or 3 days. Moving about too much may cause bleeding, and will also increase your pain.You will experience some swelling for a few days after surgery.
When you are discharged you will be given a prescription for pain medication, which will minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.

Eat lightly for the first few days after surgery and then resume your normal diet.

Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You will return to Dr Hunt’s office within the first week after surgery. Any sutures will be removed at this time.You will have follow-up visits on a regular basis over the next year to ensure the desired result is maintained.

How long will I be off work after chin tuck surgery?


You should plan on taking 7 to 10 days off work.

When can I resume my normal activities?


You should plan on minimal activity for at least 48 hours after surgery.You should resume your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.

When will I see the end result?


After your dressings have been removed you will immediately notice a change in the shape or size of your new chin. The full effect will be clear in approximately 6 weeks.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.