Chin Augmentation

Conveniently located to serve Pensacola, FL.

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Chin Augmentation Overview

A genioplasty can be performed using an implant or using the existing chin bone. Chin implants are made of silicone or high-density porous polyethylene. They are placed on top of the chin bone between the bone and the overlying soft tissue. An osseous (bone) genioplasty or “sliding genioplasty” uses the patient’s existing chin bone. A sliding genioplasty is done by accessing the chin bone through an incision inside the mouth. The bone is then cut horizontally below the teeth and slid forward and/or downward into the desired location and held there with a plate and screws. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Butler, Dr. Patterson, or Dr. Leveque can help decide which technique is best for you.

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Typical Timing/Age

19-60 years old

Cost

Using implant $2,700-$3,500 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.

Goal

To improve the appearance of the chin and overall facial harmony.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia in a surgery center or hospital or in the office under oral and local anesthesia.

Hospital stay

Patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.

Positioning

After chin augmentation, you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.

Showering

You may shower immediately following surgery.

Exercise

1 week for light exercise. 2 weeks for regular exercise. Avoid pressure and trauma to the chin area for 6 weeks.

Work

You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work.

Bruising

Usually subsides by 1 week.

Problem

The primary deformity in most patients seeking genioplasty is a small, weak or receding chin. A “receded” chin can give the face a convex profile from the side. From the frontal view, a weak chin can create the illusion of a large nose.

Facility

Surgery Center or Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be certain that they have no future plans to get orthognathic surgery.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.

Walking After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Sex

Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.

Swelling

Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 2 months.

Risks & Complications

Chin numbness, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, complications related to the implant, need for revision, and complications related to anesthesia.

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Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.

 

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