Chin Implant Surgery (Genioplasty)

Although the chin usually isn’t the first thing to come to mind when people think about attractive facial features, the truth is that the chin plays a vital role in our face shape and can have a noticeable effect on our overall appearance. Patients with a “weak” chin, and those with a particularly pronounced chin, may feel self-conscious about their appearance and wish to bring their facial features into harmony. Chin surgery, also known as genioplasty, accomplishes this goal by reshaping the chin through reduction or implants. Read below to learn more about chin surgery in Pittsburgh and contact Artisan Plastic Surgery at 877-245-6467 to schedule a consultation today.

Chin Surgery Candidates

Chin surgery is appropriate for patients over the age of 18 who are unhappy with the appearance of a chin that is recessed, pointed, or disproportionate to their other facial features. This procedure adds definition to the jaw, and when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon can highlight a patient’s other features. Patients who are considering genioplasty should be in good health and should not smoke. Patients who do smoke will need to quit for a period of time before and after the procedure. Finally, it is important that patients have healthy motivations and realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. During a comprehensive pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Johns will evaluate the patient’s candidacy for the procedure, make recommendations for treatment and address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Benefits of Chin Surgery

Chin surgery is an advanced facial plastic surgery procedure that offers a number of benefits, including:

The Chin Surgery Procedure

Dr. Johns performs all chin surgery procedures for his plastic surgery patients on an outpatient basis at his state-of-the-art ambulatory center in Greensburg, PA. The length of the procedure will vary from patient to patient based on the nature and extent of changes being made. During a pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Johns will discuss the best treatment options to help patients achieve their specific cosmetic goal.

When performing chin implant surgery, Dr. Johns makes an incision under your chin, through which he inserts the silicone implant. Using his keen aesthetic eye, Dr. Johns carefully positions the implant in the chin and may attach it to the bone to keep it in place. The incision is then closed with sutures.

During another form of chin augmentation, Dr. Johns makes an incision under the lower lip, inside the mouth. He then separates the edge of the chin bone and repositions it to create a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Recovering from Chin Surgery

Pittsburgh chin surgery patients experience minor swelling, bruising and discomfort in the days after surgery, all of which can be alleviated with medication as prescribed by Dr. Johns. Patients should keep the head elevated as much as possible. Most chin surgery patients are able to return to work and other routine activities within one week of the procedure. Strenuous activities, including exercise, should be avoided for at least two weeks. Dr. Johns provides attentive post-operative care and instructions to ensure a fast and safe healing period. In addition, he and his staff are available around the clock to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Chin implant surgery is a single cosmetic procedure that can drastically improve a patient’s overall appearance. If you are bothered by a weak or recessed chin and would like to learn more about chin augmentation and re-contouring, contact Artisan Plastic Surgery at 877-245-6467 to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Johns will explain all of your treatment options, including chin surgery, rhinoplasty, face lift and browlift in Pittsburgh.