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The Ideal Chin

Based on what we now know about the science of attractiveness, the chin is key to an attractive face. Ironically, the ideal chin doesn't attract any attention to itself at all. Its role in the attractiveness of your face is to bring balance to your features and profile. Dr. Mabrie specializes in subtle refinements that produce the ideal chin for your face.

The Chin
& The Attractive Face

A Balancing Act

Research shows that the standard for attractiveness in a chin is one that projects about 2 or 3 millimeters less than the tip of the nose. In women, the chin can project less and still be considered attractive, and in men, slightly more projection may be optimal. The key is that the chin does not draw attention, it simply makes the face look "right" or "normal."

Dr. Mabrie understands how important it is to have a chin that does not recede or project too much, and that gives the face the proportional look that we equate with health, beauty, and familiarity. He specializes in chin augmentation with an implant or fillers at his San Francisco practice to ensure that the chin enhances the overall attractiveness of the face.

Non-surgical Chin Augmentation

Surgical Chin Augmentation

Neck Liposuction

Featured Cases

Case 187

Background: This San Francisco man came in for a consultation with Dr. Mabrie. He came in to discuss the improvement of his neck and jawline. He was interested in Facial Liposuction. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "On profile view there was a moderate amount of fullness, causing skin to sag. Because of the amount of fullness present I suggested chin augmentation. This patient had natural augmentat...

Case 323

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This gentleman in his early 40's recently moved to the Bay Area. After 15 years of considering a treatment, he gave me the honor of coming in to chat after hearing about my practice through RealSelf. I was happy to give him my feedback. He wanted his face to have a more defined, symmetric appearance. He was worried that he was looking too tired all the time and wanted to polish ...

Case 153

Background: This 50 year old San Francisco bay area woman consulted with Dr Mabrie interested in facial liposuction to refine her neck area. She was unhappy with the excess volume and felt it made her face appear bloated and tired, causing her to look older than she is. Dr Mabrie’s Assessment: “She is a great candidate for facial liposuction. Her skin is thick and ...

Case 180

Background: This East Bay man consulted Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco office about Chin Augmentation. During his consultation, they discussed Chin Augmentation with Facial Liposuction, to best achieve his cosmetic goals. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This was a very straightforward case, the patient was a man that had some strong facial features but a weaker chin. I felt that a chin implant would g...

Case 12

Background: This bay area woman was 17 and unhappy with her profile. She and her mother consulted with Dr. Mabrie about surgical options for augmenting her chin. It was important to have a chin with better balance with the rest of her face. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This is a very attractive young lady. Her chin was underdeveloped relative to the upper part of her face. The imbalance gave the illu...

Case 134

ABOUT THE PATIENT I enjoyed working with this patient. A postal worker from Northern California, she traveled to my office in San Francisco looking for an answer about the benefits of Chin Augmentation surgery. She went back and forth on whether to have a cosmetic surgery procedure for years before coming to talk to me. Her family discourages her because one of her relatives had severe complicati...

Case 365

ABOUT OUR PATIENT For some birthdays you just treat yourself. This woman from Oakley had an idea for just the right kind of gift that would make a huge impact on her life. She wanted to look better by trying out cosmetic surgery, just to see if it could help with the way her lips and chin looked - an area she had been feeling sensitive about for a while. When she stopped by my San Francisco offi...

Case 243

Background: This young San Francisco man wanted to have a more athletic look to his face and jawline, he consulted Dr. Mabrie about Chin Augmentation. During the consultation they discussed chin augmentation using either a medium or large implant and liposuction of the neck area. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This was an interesting case because in addition to using a large chin implant, we also had ...

Case 249

Background: This San Francisco man wanted a more defined jawline and chin. He consulted with Dr. Mabrie about his Chin Augmentation and Neck Liposuction. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I really enjoy doing chin augmentations because they make people look better. This man's chin is pretty good to start, and with the implant he looks fantastic." Procedure: Chin Augmentation with Liposuction of neck. F...

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Non-surgical chin augmentation involves adding definition by injecting a filler such as RADIESSE®, Restylane® or Restylane® Lyft. Using these remarkable fillers, Dr. Mabrie can bring the chin into better proportion with other features, which can have a significant impact on your appearance and your self-confidence. Learn more about non-surgical chin augmentation.

Chin augmentation surgery is another option that can dramatically improve the profile and harmony of the facial features. This procedure involves inserting an implant through a small, discreet incision for permanent results. Learn more about chin augmentation surgery.

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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
Floor 1300

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.