A deficient chin is best recognized as an imbalance in facial profile. Most of the time, it is developmental, but the chin also recedes with age. When it is accompanied by a significant under bite, it may be treated by surgical lengthening of the jaw. If the bite is normal, a solid chin implant can be a simple way to restore balance to the profile. An implant can be positioned on the bone of the chin where it will provide a solid look and feel. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Once balance is restored, the results are quite satisfying. Adequate skeletal framework also improves satisfaction with the results of the face lift.