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The chin is an area of the face that is very often underestimated in terms of its aesthetic appearance. Many patients who are unhappy with the lower third of their face need a lot of visualization of how changing the contour of the chin can dramatically change and rejuvenate their appearance.

Apart from very fine and superficial contour irregularities of the chin, which can be treated very well with fillers or autologous fat, the problem to be treated is often in the area of the bone structure of the lower jaw and chin.

For this reason, it is possible that chin implants can excellently improve the projection of the chin as well as the shape and contour of the lower face.

However, chin implants change the projection of the chin in only one plane.

Nevertheless, certain patients require a change in bone structures at several levels. For this reason, Dr. Scholz also works very closely with oral and maxillofacial surgeons, as it may often be necessary to reposition the lower jaw.

I will be happy to personally show you options that will not only help you to look better but also to feel better.


Chin correction

There are numerous medical indications for chin surgery as well as aesthetic desires to have a beautiful facial contour or an interesting profile.

The most common reasons for having this operation performed are

  • Chin asymmetries
  • Underprojection
  • Overprojection of the chin
  • Micrognathia
  • Macrognathia
  • Retrognathia
  • Prognathy

It is essential for all patients to research the topic in detail and seek comprehensive advice.

Reasons for chin augmentation / reduction?

  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Functional disorders of the dental apparatus
  • Look perfect at work and at home
  • The desire for a symmetrical and well-formed lower face section

Chin augmentation / hyaluronic acid

Chin augmentation with a filler such as hyaluronic acid is minimally invasive and can be performed in a short time without surgery. There are several advantages to this method.

  • No restrictions – still socially acceptable
  • No surgery or general anesthesia
  • Cheaper than a surgical procedure
  • Good compatibility
  • Good for testing the profile for a later implant

After the hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body, this treatment is not permanent and is usually repeated annually if the patient likes it.


After the treatment you are socially acceptable, but you should only pursue light exercise and light physical activity for at least a week. 1 week or as we advise you in the treatment.


The price of a chin augmentation with hyaluronic acid depends on a number of factors and starts at around EUR 500.

Surgical chin correction

Arrival in Munich is on the day of the operation. The surgical procedure is performed centrally in the private clinic, with the highest standards and professional medical staff who provide you with individualized care.

During the preliminary examination and discussion, all details such as type and size of chin implants can be discussed with the operating surgeon. After the operation, you will only stay in the clinic for one night in very rare cases. The patient is then discharged from the clinic the next morning.

It is recommended to stay in Munich for a further 1-2 days for final check-ups with the plastic surgeon to make sure that the healing is taking place without complications.

Procedure of the surgery

Depending on the planned surgery on your chin, the effort, time and rehabilitation of the respective procedure varies greatly.

Chin implants require general anesthesia, but in almost all cases these are outpatient operations lasting a few hours.

Only very small incisions in the mouth are required for this type of surgery and only suture materials are used which dissolve during the healing process.

During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss the procedure in detail with Dr. Scholz, who will perform the surgery.



As described above, the price of a chin correction can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the procedure.

The prices for the treatments will be discussed in detail with you and the treatment team. All cost estimates and invoices are compiled individually for you by our billing company in accordance with GOÄ.


How long it takes to heal from a chin correction depends on which operation is performed.

Sport and leisure

As the tissue still has to firm up in position, sport should be avoided in the first month – apart from walks in the fresh air. Light exercises can be started after 2 to 4 weeks.

In addition, heavy lifting (>5kg) should be avoided for a minimum of 6-8 weeks.

A full body shower is possible immediately after the operation.

Depending on the treatment, eating habits and oral hygiene may need to be adjusted for the first few weeks after the operation. We will be happy to inform you in detail about these important aspects of aftercare.

As rehabilitation can vary greatly from person to person, we have prepared regular follow-up checks for you. When sports and other activities can be resumed should always be discussed individually with the surgeon during these follow-up checks.

Dr. Thomas Scholz - Your expert for chin surgery

Dr. Thomas Scholz - Your expert for chin surgery

Cuts and scars

In chin corrections, the incisions are made intraorally, i.e. in the mouth. However, each incision has its own advantages and disadvantages, all of which will be discussed with you in detail during the surgical planning.

At what age should a chin correction or chin augmentation be performed?

Chin augmentation or chin reduction is not recommended for people who are not yet fully developed, as the lower jaw and chin can still change. We only operate on patients who are over 18 years old and in good general health.

Patients with orthodontic indications that require a repositioning osteotomy by the oral surgeon are often much younger. All patients, regardless of age, undergo a health assessment.

Questions and answers

How long will it take for me to fully recover?

After the operation it is necessary to observe certain rules of conduct for several weeks. As every patient is different, recovery times vary, but we generally expect a full recovery and return to all normal activities around six to eight weeks after surgery.

What is the pain like after chin correction?

The sensation of pain is a completely individual variable. While sensitive women complain of pain, less sensitive women can easily cope with the pain. However, as this is a surgical procedure, post-operative pain and soreness must be controlled with medication. Nowadays, there are a variety of very intelligent pain medications that allow a quick return to normal daily activities.

What are scars like after chin correction?

As the surgical incisions are made in very discreet places in the mouth, scarring is minimal and not visible from the outside. People who are prone to excessive scarring (keloids) should discuss this with their surgeon.

There are treatment options that can be used prophylactically before an operation. In addition, these patients require special attention during the postoperative period to ensure appropriate scar care and scar treatment, which can prevent the formation of wide scars or excessive scars in the mouth.

What is the aftercare and follow-up treatment like?

A high level of aftercare is crucial to the success of any surgical procedure. For this reason, you will only have contact with qualified nursing staff in our practice and private clinic.

From the initial consultation to the final check-up after the operation, you will be accompanied by a dedicated nurse and a passionate surgical team. We do everything we can to ensure that our patients make a speedy and full recovery.

Before you leave the clinic, you will be given a full post-operative consultation, as well as a telephone number to call 24 hours a day if you have any questions or concerns.

We pride ourselves on always being there for you to give you peace of mind and self-confidence in the weeks, months and years following your operation.

Dr. Scholz Munich

  • Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of California, USA
  • German specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Swiss specialist certification for plastic and aesthetic surgery
Picture credits © Christof Arnold

Picture credits © Christof Arnold


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Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of California, USA

German specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

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Head of Signature Aesthetics – Southern California Plastic Surgery



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