Chin Implant Jacksonville
Chin implant surgery, which is also known as a mentoplasty, is a procedure used to augment the chin and improve the profile of the face. When you have a consultation with Dr. Kirk, or your chin implant surgeon, it is important to discuss exactly what your goals are so that the best results can be obtained. You should discuss the placement of the scars and your desires for a particular profile. The chin implant pictures on this page demonstrate what can be accomplished. Chin implant prices vary depending on the type of procedure done, and after the examination, Dr. Kirk will go over the cost of chin implant surgery with you.
This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, using either an incision under the chin or inside the gum line in the mouth. A permanent implant device is then used and secured in place deep within the tissues directly on top of the bone. The procedure lasts 1-2 hours, and is done on an outpatient basis.
The down time after the procedure lasts only a few days, and you can get back to your normal routine pretty quickly. The stitches are usually removed about 1 week later, but the swelling may take up to 6 weeks to subside. Chin Implant before and after photos are best taken about 6 months after the surgery after the swelling has completely subsided and are best evaluated from the profile view.