You may not take much time to consider how your chin affects your overall appearance, but this feature plays an important role in the balance of your face. A chin implant gives you a more defined chin and helps with your profile. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers chin augmentation with chin implants for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Duluth, and Druid Hills.
What is a Chin Implant?
The proportions of facial features play a role in what people consider attractive. Having a poorly defined chin affects the balance and harmony of your face. A chin implant is a silicone-filled device that enhances your chin. Many people are surprised with the dramatic improvements made with a relatively small change in their facial structure. Dr. Brothers specializes in chin augmentation with high-quality chin implants that are available in several shapes, sizes, and materials. He recommends a chin implant that will add just the right amount of definition while maintaining a natural and attractive appearance.
Benefits of Chin Augmentation
A chin implant is intended to give the patient an improved profile, as well as a more attractive jawline that creates a better balance between the chin and other facial features.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Chin Augmentation?
You may be a candidate for chin augmentation (genioplasty) if you have a small or receding chin—one that looks too small in comparison with other facial features and possibly makes the nose appear longer. Chin implants are also appropriate for individuals with a desire for increased chin prominence.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Chin Implant?
You should only entrust your care to Dr. Brothers, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in chin augmentation with implants. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The specific risks and the suitability of a chin enhancement procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Chin Augmentation?
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. An incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin, and an implant is placed. In an alternative method called sliding osteotomy, a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a very simple and quick procedure. The chin implant can be placed within 30 to 60 minutes.
What to Expect After Getting a Chin Implant
The patient goes home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness, and possible local numbness gradually subside within a month or two.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Chin Augmentation?
The incision for your chin augmentation is made under the chin or inside the lower lip. The scars are very difficult to see once you are fully healed from your chin implant.
When Will I See Results?
You will see results immediately after the chin augmentation procedure, although you will have some mild swelling. The swelling typically resolves within one to two months.
How Long Will the Results of Chin Augmentation Last?
The results of your chin augmentation are permanent.
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How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost in Atlanta?
Chin augmentation is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. You are responsible for the entire cost of the procedure. The cost of getting a chin implant varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Have you considered the way that your chin affects your appearance? A poorly-defined chin throws off the balance of your other features, and a chin implant can help. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer chin augmentation with chin implants, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Duluth, and Druid Hills. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!