Chin Augmentation in Tampa
Chin augmentation is an elective cosmetic procedure performed at Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. This cosmetic surgical procedure is designed to enhance the size of a small chin to improve the proportions of the face.
Many of our patients opt to do chin augmentation in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures, such as a nose surgery (rhinoplasty), in order to enhance their appearance. There are many personal reasons for having a chin augmentation, but the most common reason is to improve the proportion of facial features and to hopefully improve self-confidence.
Surgical Chin Augmentation Consultation:
During your consultation, Dr. Marcadis will listen to your concerns and the outcome you want to achieve. Dr. Marcadis will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure and will go over the incision site and scars. We know that having a chin augmentation is a very personal decision therefore, it is important that Dr. Marcadis understand your goals, desires, and expectations during your consultation. He will discuss the procedure and risks of undergoing chin augmentation surgery. Depending on your goals, Dr. Marcadis will discuss combining your chin augmentation surgery with other facial non-surgical or surgical procedures to improve upon your facial features.
At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we take our patient’s health very seriously. During your pre-operative appointment, we will review the procedure, your goals, and expectations, and discuss your care after surgery. At this appointment, we will again review your medical history and perform routine preoperative laboratory testing.
Chin augmentation procedure:
A chin augmentation is an elective plastic surgery procedure that is done under a light general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Marcadis will place a small incision below the chin area. He will then create a pocket for the chin implant directly above the bone of the lower jaw. After the placement of the implant, Dr. Marcadis will close up the incision. This procedure is performed in our Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited surgical facility. The actual procedure takes about an hour to perform. Anesthesia is provided by board certified anesthesiologists with many years of experience and on staff at major local hospitals.
Recovery after a chin augmentation:
Immediately after surgery, the small incision area under the chin will be taped. You can expect to keep your head elevated above your heart for the first 72 hours immediately following the procedure to keep swelling to a minimum. You may resume all your normal non-strenuous activities as soon as discomfort allows. Most of our patients resume to their work about 2-3 days post surgery. Most swelling will gradually dissipate over 6 weeks. We will continue to see you during your follow up until healing is assured. All recovery expectations will be discussed during your initial consultation and at your pre-operative appointment.
Call (813) 878-0089 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marcadis to determine if a chin augmentation is right for you. At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we pride ourselves with over 20 years of experience, professionalism and personalized patient care. Dr. Marcadis is one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeon in the area; he is well known in the Tampa Bay area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Orlando.