About Chin Augmentation
Mentoplasty or chin augmentation is a popular cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin. Often, when a chin lacks in shape and size, it can cause an undefined jawline. If you experience this issue, chin augmentation can improve the appearance of your facial structure. To enhance the jawline and define your profile, Dr. Michelle Eagan can place a silicone implant. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Eagan offers many treatment options for chin enhancement. In addition to implants, she can use nonsurgical treatments, such as dermal fillers. To learn more about both treatment options, we encourage you to read through the rest of the page and schedule an appointment to discuss chin augmentation treatment options.
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Is Chin Augmentation For You?
If you feel unhappy with the look of your chin or you dislike that it gives you an undefined profile, chin augmentation can improve the lower part of your face and neck. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan will discuss your cosmetic concerns and determine if this procedure is right for you. In some cases, we may combine chin augmentation with other facial treatments, such as rhinoplasty. By combining multiple treatments, we can help balance your features, which enhances the overall beauty of your facial structure.
At the beginning of your procedure, Dr. Eagan will start by administering general anesthesia or IV sedation. Next, she makes an incision underneath your chin. After making the incision, a groove or pocket is created to keep the implant in place. This part of the surgery includes shaving the bone and cartilage to create grooves, which will help hold your implant in position. Once the pocket is created, we gently insert the implant through the incision and position it on top of the bone. Usually, the placement is directly below your lower lip. In some cases, we may create the incision inside the lip near your gumline. Both types of incisions help to conceal scars. To close your incisions, we use tiny sutures, then your lower face is wrapped with medical garments.
What to Expect
Right after your chin augmentation, you should see immediate results. Even though swelling and discoloration will occur, your symptoms will start to subside in the next six weeks. At first, you may need to eat soft foods or liquids, and avoid any strenuous activities. Dr. Eagan will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help your incisions heal. Chin augmentation surgery has historically high success rates and under the hands of a talented surgeon, like Dr. Eagan, your results will look proportionate and refined.
How much does chin augmentation cost?
After developing your treatment plan, Dr. Eagan will begin to estimate the total cost for your chin augmentation. Your costs depend on the implant type, anesthesia, facility costs, and surgical fees. Chin implant surgery provides long-lasting and beautiful results so it's important to concentrate on finding a doctor you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Eagan. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery, we accept several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Chin Augmentation FAQ
How much does chin augmentation cost?
Dr. Eagan can begin to estimate your total cost for chin augmentation in your initial consultation as soon as your surgical plan is formed. Your costs will depend on the type and size of implant you choose, plus facility, anesthesia, and surgical fees. A surgery like chin augmentation can give you wonderful, long-lasting results, so it is smart to concentrate on choosing a plastic surgeon you trust with experience and proven results, like Dr. Eagan instead of shopping for the lowest price. New Orleans Plastic Surgery accepts several payments and can help you find low-interest financing that will make your chin surgery easier to afford.
Will augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is designed to offer you a sharper, stronger look to your jawline. If you want to correct a double chin, you might prefer neck liposuction to have the excess fat in your upper neck below the jawline (the submental area) is removed. Sometimes this technique alone can create a better profile and look without a chin implant. Dr. Eagan will explain your choices and her suggestions during your consultation.
Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Some people get a chin implant along with other facial surgeries, like cheek implants or nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Eagan will help you choose the procedures best fit your needs and goals during your consultation. It might be challenging to tell on your own what procedure or procedures might be the most beneficial, which is why your first appointment at New Orleans Plastic Surgery is important. She will use her years of experience to help you decide on your custom plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
Redefine Your Profile
Chin enhancement surgery is extremely beneficial to many New Orleans, LA patients. Adding harmony and balance to your facial features, chin implants can enhance your look. If you feel unhappy with the appearance of your jawline, please call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Eagan at New Orleans Plastic Surgery.