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Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both women and men. Our face is often the first impression people have of us. It gives an instant idea who we are, showing others our unique beauty. The chin is an important component of that picture.

If the chin appears small, recessed or narrow – what is sometimes called “weak” – it looks out of proportion. In some people, the chin is asymmetrical. You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity or high-powered executive to want a more defined or more youthful looking jaw line. Chin augmentation (chin implants) can help achieve a more balanced look that brightens the entire face.

Chin augmentation surgery involves placing a permanent silicone implant along the lower border of the chin bone. To do this, a small incision is made under the chin in a natural crease or inside the mouth. Chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so your cosmetic surgeon can individually tailor your procedure to enhance your natural beauty.

Some patients choose to have related facial procedures at the same time. For instance, liposuction may be used to produce more sculpted results.

If performed alone, chin augmentation takes about an hour or less. Results are immediate and can be quite significant. Any swelling, bruising or pain that may occur following the procedure typically goes away within a week, and scarring is minimal.

Our Surgeons

The best way to know if chin augmentation surgery is right for you – by itself or in conjunction with another procedure – is to consult with one of our cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Carey Nease are highly skilled and experienced in facial cosmetic surgery, using the latest proven techniques. Equally important, they possess that essential “something extra” – artistic talent.

During your consultation, they will examine your facial structure and tissues. They will discuss your aesthetic goals and explain procedure options and all possible outcomes. You can take a look at our before and after gallery to see actual patient results and how Dr. Neal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease can help you achieve similar results.

Who is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for chin augmentation are individuals who have weak, receding or asymmetrical chins but whose teeth are normally aligned. Realistic expectations are important. While implants can improve and enhance the contours of your face, they will not make your face perfect.

Some patients ask about adding procedures such as cheek augmentation, an eye/brow lift, laser skin resurfacing or an entire face and neck lift. It is especially important to understand the possible outcomes of multiple procedures, especially using facial implants along with chin implants to lift the face.

Good candidates for chin augmentation are:

  • Women or Men
  • Age 18 to 65 (or older if you are healthy)
  • Non-smokers
  • Generally in good health

How Much Does It Cost?

Chin augmentation surgery starts at about $3,900. Your specific quote will depend on a variety of factors, such as your specific anatomy and aesthetic goals. At Southern Surgical Arts, your all-inclusive cost covers everything: facility fee, anesthesia, the procedure, materials used, and all routine follow-up visits. There are no hidden fees.

State-of-the-Art-Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside you’ll find SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite, luxurious office and Med Spa. SSA's first location and surgical facility is located in Calhoun, GA. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.

We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.

With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provide the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.

We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty..