Chin Augmentation in Jacksonville, FL

At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL, we offer chin augmentation surgery both with and without an implant. Use of implants varies depending on the aesthetic goal of the patient and helps to re-shape the chin and jawline for a more defined look. Surgery known as “sliding genioplasty” is chin augmentation without an implant. This treatment method uses your own bone to augment the chin to create the desired look. 

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What Chin Augmentation Does for the Face

  • Helps a weak or recessed chin look stronger and more prominent
  • Improves definition of the neck, jawline, and profile
  • Achieves an overall more attractive balance to the facial features

Ideal Candidates for Chin Augmentation

If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering chin augmentation, you may be an ideal candidate. The best patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are bothered by their small or recessed chin
  • Want more balance between their face and neck
  • Want a more sculpted and defined profile
  • Have excessive drooping skin when tilting their head down 
  • Are in general good health 
  • Fully understand the procedure, risks, recovery, and what to expect 

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Chin Augmentation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering chin augmentation, we welcome you to contact our office to book your consultation. What sets Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery apart is our continuing education, our national trainers on staff, and our Care Teams. We also offer convenience (with multiple locations) and customization for each unique patient (with 19 providers). Specializing in both surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance your self-image and confidence, we have earned a reputation for achieving excellent results, and we look forward to working with you. 

“May PVPS continue to bring joy to your patients and continue making them beautiful. Huge thanks to all the office personnel. Each encounter I had there, everyone was very friendly, professional, and punctual. The office works like a well-oiled machine. I am really impressed!” 

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Surgical Technique for Chin Implants

Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about an hour to complete, but it could take longer depending on the method used. 

A common technique for chin augmentation uses a silicone implant that is moved through an incision that’s made under the chin. The implant is then placed directly over the bone along the lower jaw. A pocket might be constructed to hold it, which may involve shaving the jawbone to help fit the implant in place. 

Surgical sutures will be used to attach the implant to the chin bone. In some cases, the incision will be made on the inside of the mouth. Scarring is very minimal with chin augmentation surgery because the incision is placed either on the inside of the mouth, where it is completely hidden, or it is made under the chin. Even the incision made under the chin will be mostly concealed or hard to see during social situations. 

Immediately after surgery, medical tape or a compression dressing will be applied to help protect the implant while the jaw recovers.

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Recovery and Results

Recovery from chin augmentation with an implant usually takes about 4-6 weeks. During this time, the swelling, discomfort, and numbness that occurs in the chin and lower lip will gradually improve. Most patients are pleased with their results and feel that they have a stronger, more defined profile because of the surgery.  

It will be very normal to feel numbness and a change in skin sensation following chin augmentation surgery. As the implant gets used to its new habitat, nearby tissue and jawline structures will also get used to having it there. Several weeks after surgery, this heightened sensation will begin to subside and, over time, normal sensitivity will gradually reappear. It may take up to a full year for patients to regain full sensitivity. 

Genioplasty

In addition to chin augmentation with implants, some individuals may be suitable candidates for genioplasty. This is a procedure that re-shapes the chin by surgically re-positioning the chin bone. This procedure is more complex than implants alone and is sometimes considered a reconstructive surgery. In some cases, genioplasty will be done in combination with neck liposuction and chin implants. 

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FAQ

How much does chin augmentation cost?

What about a double chin?

How much does chin augmentation cost?

Most patients can expect to pay between $5,000-$7,000 for a chin augmentation procedure. The exact and final cost will vary depending on the extent of the surgery. We offer two financing options, CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit, to help pay for these procedures if needed.

What about a double chin?

Chin implants are designed to offer patients a sharper, stronger look to their jawline. Those who have a double chin may be better candidates for a liposuction procedure where the fat within the chin and neck is removed. Sometimes this technique alone can create a new profile and look without needing to have an implant procedure.

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