Buckhead Plastic Surgery: Alan N. Larsen, MD

4684 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 367-9005


Chin Augmentation

Genioplasty in Atlanta

A small, weak or receding chin can cause other areas of the face to appear larger or out of balance. If you are bothered by the size of your chin, you may find yourself feeling shy or self-conscious and may often try to hide that part of your face. Dr. Larsen can help to enhance the shape and size of your chin with chin augmentation surgery to improve your overall facial harmony and help you feel more confident about your appearance.

A consultation will help determine if a chin augmentation is right for your. Dr. Larsen and our surgical team at Buckhead Plastic Surgery are experienced in chin augmentation surgery (genioplasty) and have the skills to help you choose which procedures are best for your needs. Each of your features will be individually examined as well as how they combine with the face as a whole. Chin augmentation surgery can be performed multiple ways, and the best will be chosen, based on your unique situation and goals.

Chin Augmentation Next Steps

If you think a chin augmentation may be the right procedure for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen. Click here to call now.

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your chin augmentation will be around $3,500. Click here for more information on financing your chin enhancement surgery.

"Communication before and after the surgery was excellent, and I knew what to expect every step of the way. I am very pleased with the results." Click here for more real reviews from past Buckhead Plastic Surgery patients.

Preparing for Chin Augmentation

Dr. Larsen performs this procedure under general anesthesia, although in some cases local anesthesia with sedation is used. Chin implants should only be performed by board certified plastic surgeons and qualified facial plastic surgeons. The chin implant is tailored to each patient's specific conditions. Along with a chin implant, many patients have a rhinoplasty so the aesthetic proportions are restored to the mid-face, nose, and lower face, the mandible and chin.

Chin augmentation begins with your consultation and continues right through carefully placed incisions which are made either in the gum line or beneath the chin. Through these inch-long incisions, the bony prominence of the chin can be seen. A tunnel is made below the covering of the bone. The implant is then carefully placed into this pocket/tunnel and sutured into position by Dr. Larsen.

If the incision is made inside the mouth along the gumline, absorbable sutures are usually used. You may be able to feel them with your tongue. They will fall out in 1-2 weeks on their own. If the incision is placed underneath your chin, the sutures will be removed 5-6 days after surgery by Dr. Larsen. After removing the sutures, the incision will be taped for the next 4-6 weeks.

After Chin Augmentation

Immediately following surgery you will be sleepy as a result of the anesthesia and will need to be driven home by a loved one. Your face will be sore, but you should not be in severe pain. Over the next week or so, the bruising will resolve. Swelling starts to resolve after about 5-7 days, at which time, you will begin to notice your new chin.

The skin covering your chin will feel tight and may appear shiny for the first few days, followed by a slow transition to a normal appearance and feeling. After one month you should look better, and after three months you should look great. Expect 4-6 weeks to return to full activity.

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Alan N. Larsen, MD

Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation's finest plastic surgeons.

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