Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mike Majmundar’s practice is unique in that it focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, his complete approach to facial aesthetics promotes healthy skin, youthful contours, and natural results, without appearing “done” or artificial.
Chin Implant Surgery Atlanta
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs chin surgery for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
The chin is a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, they focus on the size and shape of their eyes, noses, ears, sagging jowls or fine wrinkles. They are less likely to notice an unbalanced chin. Surgeons such as Dr. Majmundar, who specialize in rhinoplasty ( surgery of the nose), are often the first to suggest that changes in chin size or shape may enhance a profile as much as a rhinoplasty. It is common for a facial plastic surgeon to recommend chin surgery, in addition to nose surgery, when he or she sees that chin augmentation is necessary to achieve facial balance and harmony.
Is Chin Surgery for You?
A harmonious profile can be achieved by inserting an implant to advance a receding chin, or by reducing the bone to correct a prominent one. The result can be greater facial balance, an increase in self-confidence, and an improved self-image. Liposuction of the chin or neck can also be performed as another possibility for improvement in sculpting the chin and neckline.
Making the Decision for Chin Surgery
During your consultation, Dr. Majmundar will thoroughly examine your chin and jaw. Occasionally, he will suggest chin surgery as a supplement to rhinoplasty because a small chin can make the nose look larger. Additional factors that could influence the outcome of surgery include age, skin type and your attitude toward the surgery.
Understanding the Surgery
Dr. Majmundar begins the chin augmentation by making an incision in the natural crease just under the chin, or inside the mouth where the gums and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, Dr. Majmundar creates a space where an implant can be placed. The implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the patient’s face. When the incision is made inside the mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar is usually undetectable.
If neck liposuction is needed to redefine the neckline and chin, it can be performed at the same time through the same incision made just under the chin. If the chin augmentation or reduction is performed through the mouth, then a small ¼ inch incision is made in the natural crease line just under the chin to perform the liposuction.
What to Expect After the Surgery
Immediately after surgery, a dressing is applied that will remain in place for approximately 24 hours. A chin strap will be worn as much as possible the following week. Recovery usually takes 7 to 10 days, but some patients can return to work after seven days with makeup. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with pain medications, but usually improves after the first three to five days. To minimize movement of the tissue overlying the chin, a liquid and soft food diet is recommended for a few days, as is minimal contact and trauma to the new chin. Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after chin augmentation, but this usually subsides in a week. Liposuction performed at the same time usually does not prolong the patient’s recovery.
Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
Procedure Length: On average, 1 hour
Recovery: On average, 7-10 days
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our Natural Facelift, Natural Brow Lift, or No Scar Rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy and natural contour.