In situations where the chin lacks size and prominence it can unbalance the profile making the nose appear too large. The placement of an implant of a solid, firm material can give support to the soft tissues and result in a pleasing, balanced appearance. The surgery is done under local anesthesia and sedation. A small incision is made in the natural crease under the chin or in the mouth and a pocket is created over the bone into which the implant is placed. The patient can return home the same day.