Your Primary Profile
The chin is one of the first facial features that people notice, followed by the nose. A chin augmentation can enhance facial harmony and provide a more balanced profile. Dr. Asaf Yalif of Y Plastic Surgery in Atlanta is triple board-certified and extremely skillful in Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty. With this tailored surgery, Dr. Yalif aims to restore balance to your face and confidence within. We strive to offer the best Chin Augmentation Atlanta has to offer.
To reduce a large chin, Dr. Yalif manipulates the chin bone to minimize its projection. When chin enhancement is necessary, a medical-grade implant can be placed into the chin to achieve a more proportionate appearance. Genioplasty at Y Plastic Surgery can also be performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or a facelift for enhanced results.
Define & Shine
A chin that appears to be too short or too small can affect the proportions of the face and disrupt overall facial harmony, and the same is true with a chin that is too large. However, Y Plastic Surgery’s triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif can transform the chin with mentoplasty or Chin Augmentation.
Enhance Your Profile
A recessed chin not only makes your profile look weaker, but it can also make your nose appear to be large and disproportionate. While some patients believe they need nose surgery, Chin Augmentation surgery could be the perfect solution to achieve full facial harmony and symmetry. To find out if Genioplasty is right for you, call one of our offices in Atlanta or Alpharetta today at (404) 822-4402 to schedule a consultation, or contact us online.
If your sunken or "weak" chin bothers you, or if you believe your facial features are out of proportion, Genioplasty can help you feel more confident about your look.
The best candidates for Chin Augmentation or reduction surgery:
Overall in Atlanta Chin Augmentation is considered a safe and effective procedure to improve the look of your profile and help you feel more confident. Having a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Yalif, who can assess your individual needs and give you specific details and advantages of Genioplasty, is a must if you're considering doing it.
Advanced Skill & Cosmetic Solutions
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More
During Genioplasty, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, and the procedure is performed at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Yalif makes a small incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. The implant, made of biocompatible, medical-grade materials, is placed carefully into the incision.
After the implant is placed, the incision is stitched up. If the incision is made in the mouth, the patient will experience no visible scarring. For incisions under the chin, the scar will be carefully hidden to avoid detection. The entire surgery takes about one hour to complete, however, if you are undergoing additional treatments, the operating time will increase proportionally. Typically, Chin Augmentation is performed as an outpatient operation under general or local anesthetic with sedation. Following surgery, the chin may be wrapped, and the incision is closed with stitches.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
Immediately after Chin Augmentation Atlanta patients will have a dressing applied to the chin, where it should remain for three to four days. Patients can expect some pain, tenderness, and swelling. Patients may also experience a tight, stretched sensation following surgery, but these symptoms usually go away after one week. After a few weeks, the swelling will subside, and patients will be able to see the results of their surgery. The implant will look and feel like normal bone and will have the same consistency as the patient’s natural tissue, giving it a natural appearance.
Chin implants are designed to be permanent medical devices that are extremely sturdy and resilient. While the aging process will have other effects on your face, your augmentation will not change.
Chin Augmentation is rarely accompanied by significant risks. Possible side effects may include infection, hematoma (internal bleeding), implant shift, scarring, and anesthetic side effects. There is a small chance that facial trauma could harm a chin implant, necessitating replacement surgery.
Most Chin Augmentations cost around $6,500. The cost of your procedure will vary depending on addressing your unique needs and whether or not you elect for additional procedures. During your initial consultation, the cost of your procedure is discussed.
Medical insurance typically does not cover the cost of cosmetic surgery. However, Y Plastic Surgery may offer financing and payment options.
Y Plastic surgery offers the following facial procedures:
Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!