A small, weak or receding chin can cause other areas of the face to appear larger or out of balance. If you are bothered by the size of your chin, you may find yourself feeling shy or self-conscious and may often try to hide that part of your face. Dr. Larsen can help to enhance the shape and size of your chin with chin augmentation surgery in Atlanta to improve your overall facial harmony and help you feel more confident about your appearance.
A consultation will help determine if a chin augmentation is right for your. Dr. Larsen and our surgical team at Buckhead Plastic Surgery are experienced in chin augmentation surgery (genioplasty) and have the skills to help you choose which procedures are best for your needs. Each of your features will be individually examined as well as how they combine with the face as a whole. Chin augmentation surgery can be performed multiple ways, and the best will be chosen, based on your unique situation and goals.
Chin Augmentation Next Steps
If you think a chin augmentation may be the right procedure for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your chin augmentation will be around $4,500. Click here for more information on financing your chin enhancement surgery.
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Preparing for Chin Augmentation
Dr. Larsen typically performs this procedure under general anesthesia, although in some cases local anesthesia with sedation is used. Chin implants should only be performed by double board-certified plastic surgeons and qualified facial plastic surgeons. The chin implant is tailored to each patient’s specific conditions. Along with a chin implant, many patients have a rhinoplasty to give aesthetic proportions to the mid-face, nose, and lower face, the mandible and chin.
Chin augmentation begins with your consultation and continues right through carefully placed incisions which are made either in the gum line or beneath the chin. Through these inch-long incisions, the bony prominence of the chin can be seen. A tunnel is made below the covering of the bone. The implant is then carefully placed into this pocket/tunnel and sutured into position by Dr. Larsen.
If the incision is made inside the mouth along the gumline, absorbable sutures are usually used. You may be able to feel them with your tongue. They will fall out in about 1-2 weeks on their own. If the incision is placed underneath your chin, the sutures will be removed 5-6 days after surgery by Dr. Larsen. After removing the sutures, the incision will be taped for the next 4-6 weeks.
After Chin Augmentation
Immediately following surgery you will be sleepy as a result of the anesthesia and will need to be driven home by a loved one. Your face will be sore, but you should not be in severe pain. Over the next week or so, the bruising will resolve. Swelling starts to resolve after about 5-7 days, at which time, you will begin to notice your new chin.
Chin Augmentation Before & After Photos
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The skin covering your chin will feel tight and may appear shiny for the first few days, followed by a slow transition to a normal appearance and feeling. After one month you should look better, and after three months you should look great. Expect 4-6 weeks to return to full activity.
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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Chin Augmentation Surgery
Chin augmentation is becoming a popular cosmetic surgery option among both men and women. Facial implants can define your facial features, and add more structure and balance leading to a more attractive look. The procedure can create a stronger profile and promote facial harmony. A well-defined jaw is characteristically handsome for men and can provide a more pleasing definition between the face and neck for women.
If you are unhappy with your facial symmetry and think a chin augmentation could enhance your look, give us a call today, and join the long list of satisfied patients that have trusted Buckhead Plastic Surgery.
Chin enhancement or Chin augmentation also called genioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that is used to improve the look of the chin, jawline, and neck. A typical surgery lasts one to two hours and can involve placement of an implant around the existing chin bone. Alternatively, chin surgery can be done to reduce the size of the chin by surgically adjusting the existing chin and jawbones. In either case, this procedure is used to augment the contours of the chin to help achieve a natural-looking balance between facial features.
Oftentimes chin enhancement surgery is done in conjunction with other procedures such as Rhinoplasty or Liposuction of the face, or neck. It’s common to be combined with surgeries involving other facial implants, or in conjunction with surgeries related to the jaw to improve jaw function and bite alignment.
If you’re unhappy with your profile, have a weak or recessed chin, or feel like your facial proportions are uneven, chin augmentation might be the right surgery for you. As with all cosmetic surgeries, it’s important to have realistic expectations of what a chin implant surgery can do for your facial symmetry. However, Dr. Larsen does an excellent job of presenting your options and explaining what is possible with your specific facial structure.
Most commonly this surgery is used to correct a weak or recessed chin. But it can also help reduce the appearance of a “double chin” caused by a small chin bone, and it also is commonly used to contour the look of your jaw and neckline into a more flattering silhouette.
Most patients who elect to have a chin implant surgery are extremely pleased with the results. Because of the highly customizable nature of the implants, chin implant surgery can help you achieve the facial proportions you’ve always desired. At Buckhead Plastic Surgery we want you to feel confident in your appearance and we are here to help.
It’s normal to have questions when considering any cosmetic procedure. That is why all procedures start with a consultation. But if you are currently unhappy with your facial profile there is very little downside to investing in chin augmentation surgery. Here are a few of the key benefits.
- Permanent results after one procedure. Unlike some procedures that involve ongoing maintenance, this surgery is one and done.
- Chin implants are nearly undetectable to the average person. They both look and feel like your natural bone structure.
- Low-risk procedure. Of course, no surgery comes without an element of risk, but chin implant surgery is short, and extremely low risk.
- Minimal scarring. Chin implant surgery leaves virtually no scarring, incisions are practically undetectable after the healing process
Options. Depending on your specific facial structure Dr. Larsen can present you with different implant options for different sizes and shapes to customize the most flattering look for your face.
Chin surgery is outpatient surgery with a relatively simple recovery. Most patients can even return to work (well, office work) within 3-5 days of their surgery. Surgical recovery depends on a few factors, like your personal habits, how well you follow your post-op care plan, and if it was a single procedure or part of a more complex operation.
After the surgery, you can expect bruising and swelling for the first two days. As always, Dr. Larsen will prepare you for what you should expect throughout the healing process. Discomfort is usually mild and can be managed with cold compresses and pain medication. For the first two weeks, you will have to make a few lifestyle adjustments. For instance, you will need to sleep face up, with your head elevated to help reduce swelling and prevent irritating your incisions. Dr. Larsen might also require you to eat an all-liquid diet for a day or two.
Most patients will see the final results of their surgery and be able to return to all regular activity within a month of their surgery. In some cases, swelling can continue longer.
The results of this procedure are permanent. Chin implants are both strong and durable and created to hold up well for years. While no surgery can prevent aging. Dr. Larsen will consider how your features will age when he recommends an implant. Of course, it goes without saying that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating nutrient-dense foods and working out will help you to age as gracefully as possible.
When deciding on a major life decision like facial augmentation surgery choosing a surgeon is not a decision that should be made lightly. Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has a reputation for medical excellence and has an eye for detail. His previous patients have described him as straightforward and trustworthy. We’re confident that after meeting Dr. Larsen you will feel at ease.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery we want all our patients to feel at home in our office, come and see for yourself. Call today to book your consultation and we will walk you through the entire process. You’ll be able to ask questions and Dr. Larsen will assess your facial structure and present your options. Call today and come see what a difference we could make for you.
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Alan N. Larsen, MD.
Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
Alan N. Larsen, MD.Double Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic SurgeonDr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation’s finest plastic surgeons.
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