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Genioplasty

Chin implant and augmentation in Tampa, FL

 

Improve your facial profile just by strengthening your jawline. For both men and women, a strong chin can help create facial harmony by beautifully balancing other features. Genioplasty, more commonly known as a “chin augmentation” or “chin implant” is the surgical procedure used to improve your profile.
Chin implants should be customized to every patient, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Farrior. Request your pre-surgical consultation today.


Chin implants add height to the jaw area, as well as projection. Chin augmentation also increases the length of the jawline, enhancing your facial angles. For these reasons, the procedure can also be performed to enhance the results from a facelift or cervical liposuction.



As for the implant itself, Dr. Farrior prefers to use ones made from compressed Teflon (also known as Gore-Tex). This material is extremely well tolerated, natural in its texture and incorporated by the adjacent tissue making it a very stable implant. Each chin implant is custom designed for the patient to meet their individual needs.



There is a dressing in place on the chin for four-five days after surgery. This helps to reduce swelling and stabilize the chin implant. Your chin will appear swollen for 10-21 days and may remain tender for up to three months. There are no sutures that need to be removed, and you can return to work as early as 24 hours after surgery.