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Where is the best place to undergo chin implant surgery in Atlanta?
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs chin surgery for patients in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, 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 and Dr. Lipin, 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 implant surgery right for me?
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.
What are the benefits of a chin implant?
- Improved self-confidence
- Long-lasting results
- A more attractive profile
- Refined jawline
- A more balanced appearance to the nose
- A natural-looking outcome
- A wide range of implant shape and sizes
- Options for enhancement with fat transfer or fillers
What can I expect from my surgery?
Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Lipin begin 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 and Dr. Lipin create 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 can I expect from my recovery?
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.
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.
- Surgery: Outpatient
- Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
- Procedure length: On average, 1 hour
- Recovery: On average, 7-10 days
What if I have special concerns about my outcome?
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.
What is the cost for chin implant surgery?
The costs for your surgery will be assessed on a case by case basis during your private consultation with Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Lipin in Atlanta. Your fee will depend on the complexity of the surgery, as well as whether you are undergoing any additional procedures in tandem, such as a rhinoplasty or facelift. We will help you to finance your treatment.
Why should I choose Northside for my Atlanta chin implant procedure?
As a board certified plastic surgery, Dr. Majmundar focuses exclusively on the face, head and neck, and is able to deliver exceptional, personalized results that promote a youthful, refreshed aesthetic. He has been named among the nation’s “top doctors” by Atlanta Magazine, Castle Connolly, and the US News and World Report.
Dr. Majmundar graduated in the top 10% of his class at the Medical College of Georgia, and was ranked in the top 6% nationally on his facial plastic surgery board examination.