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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

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- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

Every facial feature plays a part in your overall appearance. When one characteristic of the face is too large, too small, or needs some improvement, it can throw off the entire facial balance. Among the primary features of the face that clearly define the appearance is the chin. Chin augmentation or reduction in Philadelphia is an ideal solution for creating a more flattering appearance by altering the projection or width of the chin.

Why Choose Dr. Pontell For Chin Augmentation Or Reduction?

Dr. Jonathan Pontell has created a cosmetic haven for those seeking natural-appearing enhancements of the face.

His practice, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, is a boutique center that provides a high-touch, personalized experience for his patients. When it comes to a Main Line chin augmentation or reduction, there are few physicians in the area that have his level of experience and his consistency of results.

From the moment you walk in the door, you will be received by a luxurious, spa-like office that is 100% attentive to your needs and comfort. Every detail of your experience is met with professional expertise that only highlights the caliber of the cosmetic care delivered. Dr. Pontell performs all of these procedures himself—both surgical and non-surgical—leaving no room for compromise in your facial enhancement.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation/Reduction

Strong Chin And Jawline

The chin is often overlooked when examining the face; however, altering it can be the simplest method for achieving a graceful facial balance. Chin augmentation or reduction can create the appearance of a more balanced chin or jawline that delicately reshapes and creates an overall satisfying bone structure with a better aesthetic balance.

Improved Facial Harmony

A chin that is too large or that is recessed may distract from the other facial characteristics or create the appearance of oversized facial features, such as an enlarged nose. Dr. Pontell understands the delicate balance of the facial features and will create a chin that doesn’t stand out but rather that blends in with the entire face. Patients can expect beautiful results with their newly improved facial harmony.

Regained Confidence

Since the face isn’t something a person can hide or cover up easily, when someone has a receding chin or an enlarged chin, it can cause them to become insecure about their facial appearance. Once Dr. Pontell employs his surgical skill and experience, he can produce a defined chin that balances and complements the contours and size of the other facial features. Patients are happy with the transformation chin augmentation or chin reduction can provide, which helps them regain their confidence.

What Does A Chin Augmentation or Reduction Entail?

While most chin augmentation is done surgically, more and more patients are opting for long-lasting filler injections for chin augmentation such as Voluma and Restylane Lyft.


Chin augmentation or reduction is performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During the chin augmentation procedure, an incision is made underneath the chin. Chin implants come in all different shapes and sizes to meet each patient’s needs, and Dr. Pontell often customizes them for each individual patient. Once the implant is in place, the incision is closed with sutures designed to produce the least visible scar.

Chin reduction is likewise performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During chin reduction surgery, an incision is made on the underside of the chin. Through the incision, Dr. Pontell will reshape and remove some of the bone structure and soft tissues to create the desired chin shape. Once this is complete, the incision is meticulously closed to produce the least possible scarring.


Patients should arrange for a designated driver to take them to and from surgery. It is recommended that patients sleep in an elevated position for at least one week, and they may be restricted to a soft food diet for 10 days. Sutures are removed in nine days. The entire recovery process lasts about two weeks, after which exercise can be resumed.

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Chin augmentation/reduction requires relatively small incisions that are placed in inconspicuous areas and should be barely noticeable once healed.


Patients may experience some pain and discomfort but not severe pain. Prescription medications and regular TYLENOL® can also be taken throughout the recovery process.

Chin Augmentation & Reduction FAQ's

Who Is The Best Candidate For A Chin Augmentation/Reduction?

Patients who have a receding chin or a protruding chin may be good candidates for chin augmentation/reduction. It is important that patients are in good health, do not have any serious medical complications, and have realistic expectations. It is also recommended that patients quit smoking for at least four weeks before and four weeks after surgery to ensure a safer and more comfortable healing process.

How Long Will My Chin Augmentation/Reduction Results Last?

The results of chin augmentation/reduction will last a lifetime. However, the procedure does not halt the aging process. Patients should follow a proper skin care regimen and regular diet and exercise plan to maintain the best outcome possible. Dr. Pontell consults his patients on such matters, ensuring they have the best possible regimen moving forward.

Will I Still Look Like Myself After Chin Augmentation/Reduction?

The goal of chin augmentation/reduction is not to make someone seem like an entirely different person. Rather, the procedure is designed to enhance a person’s appearance by making changes that complement the entire facial structure and balance. Patients will look like a more balanced version of themselves with improved facial harmony.

Will I Have To Stay Overnight For My Surgery?

Patients can return home following their procedure. It is recommended to have someone stay with and care for them for at least the first 24 hours.

What Are The Risks And Complications Associated With Chin Augmentation?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and complications associated with chin augmentation/reduction. Some of these may include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Damage to the underlying nerves
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