Chin augmentation is an aesthetic procedure offered by our New Orleans plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi.
Both of these options can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Khoobehi.
Chin Augmentation surgery enhances the size and shape of the chin while strengthening the jaw line. It is typically performed using a flexible, silicone implant, which is inserted under the chin and made to look and feel like real bone and tissue. This procedure helps bring balance and improve the contours of the face giving a natural, youthful appearance. Injectable fillers may also be considered for patients who wish to have subtle results.
During a chin augmentation, the implant is positioned over the bone below the lips. A pocket is created, which will hold the prosthesis in place. The incision is commonly placed on the underside of the chin. Dr. Khoobehi, will create subtle results, yet dramatic enough to make a significant, natural aesthetic appearance.
Chin implant surgery may use either a local anesthesia at Dr. Khoobehi accredited surgical suite or general anesthesia at Outpatient Surgical Center depending on the surgical case. It may last up to 2 hours. A softer diet is usually recommended in the first 3 days to avoid any pressure around the chin as the sutures are sensitive until healed. The patient is allowed only light activities until the second week. There will be numbness on the area surrounding the implant. While this is normal, the sensation will gradually improve as weeks pass.
On average, the cost for chin augmentation surgery can range from $2,500 to $3,500. Factors that affect cost are the type of implants used or if there are other cosmetic procedures done in conjunction with the augmentation. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Chin Augmentation. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Chin Augmentation FAQs
Chin augmentation is designed to emphasize the jaw line and create a balanced overall facial appearance.Fat deposits under the chin creates an impression of a double chin, liposuction may be option. Before any cosmetic surgery, it is advised that the patient is close or already at their goal weight so it doesn’t compromise the positive results of surgery. Sometimes, liposuction is sufficient as it already defines the chin without ever needing an implant.
Yes. With the implant and surrounding tissues adjusting to its new position, there will be a loss of sensation around the chin area and the skin around it will feel tighter than usual. This is an expected reaction post-surgery and shouldn’t be a cause of anxiety. Eventually, sensitivity will return to normal, but it may take several months before the patient can regain sensation. The improvement will be gradual during the course of a year.
The incisions made during a chin augmentation procedure are placed inconspicuously under the chin, therefore, there is limited to scarring that occurs with this procedure.
Mentoplasty Vs Genioplasty?
Mentoplasty is a procedure that adds fullness and shape to the chin. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that reconstructs the chin bone. Both procedures may be done at the same time as a combination surgery or as a single procedure depending on the patient’s chin condition and aesthetic goals. Genioplasty is not always cosmetic in nature as there are conditions in which the procedure resolves a patient’s bite or other medical concern. Contact Dr. Khoobehi office to retrieve a customizable quote by scheduling a consultation!
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