About Chin Augmentation
Often when a chin is too small, it can create an unappealing profile. A number of techniques can be performed to enhance your chin, and one of the most effective procedures is using an implant to create a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. Dothan, AL plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin offers various options to consider for your chin augmentation. During a private consult at our Dothan, AL office, Dr. Martin can assess your profile and answer all your questions to create the best treatment plan possible.
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Chin augmentation is a treatment for men as well as women. If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your chin and do not like the undefined profile it offers, chin augmentation can improve the lower area of your face. It's also fairly common for our patients to combine rhinoplasty along with their chin augmentation procedure. This combined approach offers fabulous results and Dr. Martin will consider the prominent structures of your face to provide a naturally balanced appearance.
During chin augmentation, general anesthesia will be administered, or IV sedation in some cases. The incision is placed under your chin. In this incision, a surgical pocket is formed to keep the implant device in its proper place, which involves shaving some of the bone to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, below your lower lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the lip where it connects to your gumline. Both incision points help to conceal scars. Tiny sutures are used to safely close the incisions, and your lower face will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect
Cosmetic chin procedures produce immediate visible results, which can be very exciting for our patients. Even though facial swelling and discoloration will be present right after your surgery, this is temporary. In most cases, chin augmentation takes about two weeks of healing. Strenuous activity should not be performed during this time period. This particular surgery has extremely high success rates and by having it performed under the hands of a talented surgeon like Dr. Martin, your outcome will be natural and proportionate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Martin can begin to estimate your costs for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is formed. Your cost will be based on the size and type of chin implant you select, as well as surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees. A surgery like a chin implant can produce great, long-lasting results, so it is smart to concentrate on finding a plastic surgeon you trust who has proven results and years of experience, like Dr. Martin, rather than the lowest cost. Martin Plastic Surgery takes several forms of payment and we also offer several financing options.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
A chin implant is meant to create a more balanced look to your lower face. If you have a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) removed. Occasionally, neck liposuction on its own can give you a better jawline and appearance without needing to have an implant procedure. Dr. Martin will discuss your choices and his suggestions in your first appointment.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Many people combine a chin implant with another facial surgery, such as cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Martin can help you choose the procedures that are best for your concerns and wants in your initial consultation. It might be challenging to decide by yourself what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why a consultation with Dr. Martin is so crucial. He will use his years of experience and artistic eye for aesthetically pleasing results to help you develop your treatment plan.
Are there nonsurgical procedures to improve my chin?
If you have stubborn fat in your upper neck that can cause a double chin, Kybella can be a nonsurgical option to improve your chin. Kybella has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to eliminate fat in your upper neck (the submental area). This might be all you need or Kybella might be performed along with chin surgery to deliver your optimal results. Tell Dr. Martin in your initial consultation so he can explain all your choices and choose what's best for your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 0:45 - 1:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Redefine Your Profile
Cosmetic chin surgery creates harmony to the lower face, refining your facial features. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is the wrong size and shape, chin augmentation can create the look that you desire. Please call Martin Plastic Surgery and schedule your consult with Dr. Martin to hear more about your options.