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Chin Implants (Mentoplasty, Chin Augmentation Using Implants and Injectable Fillers) – Atlanta, GA

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About Chin Augmentation

A chin that appears to be too short or too small can affect the proportions of the face and affect overall facial harmony. The same is true with a chin that is deemed too large; however, these scenarios can be transformed by Atlanta, GA double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, with chin augmentation, or mentoplasty surgery. During chin reduction surgery, Dr. Yalif can manipulate the chin bone to make a too large chin smaller, or place a medical-grade implant into the chin to make it fuller in order to create a more distinctive profile and achieve a more proportionate appearance. Chin augmentation at Y Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery can also be enhanced with other facial surgeries, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or a facelift.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery:

  • Have a weak (too short) chin
  • Have a weak chin due to genetics or trauma
  • Have a nose that appears too large
  • Desire a more proportionate look with greater facial harmony
  • Desire a more distinctive profile

What to Expect

A patient will be under general anesthesia during chin surgery, and this outpatient procedure will be performed at an accredited surgical facility. The plastic surgeon will make a small incision either inside of the mouth or under the chin. An implant, which is made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, will be placed carefully into the incision. After the implant is placed, the incision will be stitched up. If the incision was made in the mouth, a patient will experience no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes around 1 hour to complete.

Anticipated Results

Right after chin augmentation surgery, a dressing will be applied to the chin where it should remain for 3 – 4 days. Patients can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Also, patients can experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery. These symptoms usually go away in about 1 week. After the swelling subsides in a few weeks, patients will be able to see the results of their surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone. More importantly, the implant will have the consistency of a patient’s natural tissue to make it appear more natural. 

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define your profile

A weak chin not only makes your profile look weak, but can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients think they need a nose job, they may only need chin augmentation surgery to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. If you want to find out if this surgery is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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