Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty with Chin Implants) – Atlanta, GA*

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About Chin Augmentation

Mentoplasty (known as chin augmentation) is a common cosmetic treatment that re-contours the chin and lower face for patients with a small and recessed chin or one they feel is too prominent. Often when a chin is recessed and sunken in, it can create an unpleasant and weak jawline. Chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin, and one of the most popular ways to do this is placing an implant to produce a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia offers several alternatives to consider for augmenting your chin. In addition to implants, which are created in a number of sizes and shapes, noninvasive procedures such as fillers can help add definition to your chin. For chins that are very large, genioplasty might be an option. This treatment at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery decreases the amount of bone and cartilage to reshape your chin and jaw to a more appealing size.

Ideal Candidates

Mentoplasty is a procedure for men as well as women. If you are displeased by the size of your chin and do not like the undefined profile it offers, this treatment can improve the lower section of your facial structure. It's also fairly common for our patients to blend a rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation procedure. This combination of facial treatments offers great reassurance for the aspects of your face to be balanced and in proportion.

Surgical Technique

During chin enhancement surgery, general anesthesia will be administered or, in some cases, another form of anesthesia such as IV sedation. The incision is made beneath your chin. In this incision, a groove or pocket is created to hold the implant device in its proper place, which involves reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to create grooves to securely keep your implant in position. The chin implant is moved through the opening and positioned on top of the bone, just below your lower lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Both types of incisions help to conceal scars. Small sutures are used to close the incisions, and the bottom portion of your face will be wrapped with bandages.

What to Expect

Chin augmentation treatment yields immediate, attractive results, which can be extremely thrilling for our patients. Even though swelling and discoloration and bruising will be present following your surgery, this will subside. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation takes around a couple of weeks to heal. Exercise should not be performed within this time frame. This particular surgery has very high success rates, and by having it under the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Movagharnia, your outcome will appear balanced and defined.

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Average Cost  
From $4,000
Recovery Time  
1 - 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1.5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
10 Days, 3 Months, 6 Months
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Redefine Your Profile

Chin enhancement surgery continues to be very beneficial to so many Atlanta, GA patients of plastic surgeon Dr. Movagharnia. It creates harmonious balance, redefining your facial appearance. If you feel displeased with the appearance of your jawline and you feel your chin is too small or too large, chin augmentation can produce the look you wish for. We invite you to call the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery and schedule your initial meeting with Dr. Fara Movagharnia to hear more about your choices.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.