Balance is extremely important in the consideration of any type of aesthetic facial plastic surgery. Aesthetic chin augmentation, or genioplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure in which the chin is reshaped or increased in size in relationship to the nose, balancing the profile. A genioplasty may be performed alone or in conjunction with other aesthetic facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty or facelift. Chin augmentation surgery can significantly enhance the result of these other procedures, improve one's appearance and overall facial balance.
Chin Augmentation Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation
At the initial facial plastic surgery consultation, your goals and expectations about chin augmentation surgery will be discussed in detail and an individual decision about the most appropriate technique(s) to be used will be discussed. Other facial rejuvenation procedures may also be discussed or recommended in order to achieve facial balance. This discussion and review of informational materials will allow you to have a clear understanding of the facial plastic surgery procedure.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
The chin augmentation procedure is usually performed in our accredited in-office surgery facility on an outpatient basis. Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia may be recommended depending upon the individual circumstances. The facial plastic surgery procedure may be done through an external incision on the underside of the chin or an incision inside the mouth. A genioplasty may be performed by moving the chin bone forward after cutting it (done in the hospital only) or by using a chin implant (prosthesis). Each particular situation and specific goals will determine the choice of the approach to use.
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After Your Chin Augmentation
You will remain in the recovery area for approximately one to two hours after chin augmentation surgery. An overnight stay may be recommended if additional procedures are performed. Dr. Greenberg will review the postoperative care and common postoperative findings such as bruising and swelling, etc. with your family prior to your discharge. Full healing with resolution of all swelling and numbness may take several weeks but you should see a significant improvement after the initial dressing is removed.
To learn more about chin augmentation surgery in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida or to schedule your initial facial plastic surgery consultation, please call or e-mail board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Greenberg today.