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Pensacola Chin Implants and Chin Surgery

The jawline, with the chin being its centerpiece, is an important component of facial beauty.  Chin augmentation surgery, also referred to as genioplasty, is a surgical procedure that corrects a chin that is too small or too short.  In doing so, the facial features are brought into better proportion and the jawline is better defined.  The end result is a more attractive appearance as the facial features are brought into better harmony.  The chin may be augmented by using implants or advancing the bone itself.  Chin surgery is often combined with other facial procedure such as rhinoplasty to achieve desired facial balance.

Reasons for Considering Chin Augmentation and Chin Implant Surgery in Pensacola

  • Correct a receding chin
  • Define the jawline
  • Create better harmony of facial features

Chin Augmentation Procedure by your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

The procedure is typically done under anesthesia.  You will be able to go home the same day as surgery.  A small incision is made below the chin in a crease that is already there or inside the mouth.  When an implant is used to augment the chin, a space is developed to place the solid silicone device.  Dr. Shaddix will carefully select the implant that will give you the result you desire.  When your own bone is used, the bone is advanced to the desired position and secured.  The incisions are closed with suture that dissolves and does not need to be removed.

Recovery following Chin Augmentation or Chin Implants for Men in Pensacola

It is important to take some time off of work to recover.  A week of rest without strenuous activity is advised.  You will have some bruising that will resolve within a couple weeks.  Your postoperative discomfort will be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Shaddix.  Dr. Shaddix will provide you with detailed instruction to guide you through your recovery, and he will be available to answer your questions along the way. 

To find out if you are a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery or a chin implant in Pensacola, Florida and the Gulf Coast, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola Plastic Surgeon, by calling 850-476-7100.



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