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Chin Augmentation and Genioplasty in Phoenix, Arizona

Is Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Right for Me?

Chin augmentation and genioplasty are surgical procedures designed to enhance the contours of the chin and jawline, improving facial harmony and balance. These procedures can significantly impact one’s appearance, offering a more defined and aesthetically pleasing facial profile. In Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Larry C. Leverett of Body By Leverett provides expert care in chin augmentation and genioplasty, helping patients from Chandler, Ahwatukee, Glendale, Maricopa County, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, and the surrounding areas achieve their desired facial aesthetics.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation involves the use of facial implants or dermal fillers to increase the size and projection of the chin. This procedure is ideal for individuals who feel their chin is too small or lacks definition in relation to the rest of their facial features. Implants are the most common method for chin augmentation, providing a permanent solution to enhance the chin’s appearance. Chin implants are made from medical-grade, biocompatible materials designed to mimic the feel and appearance of natural chin bone. Dr. Leverett can help you find the chin implant size and material that is best-suited for delivering your desired results.

What are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation and Genioplasty?

Chin augmentation and genioplasty offer a range of aesthetic and functional benefits, making these procedures highly sought after for individuals looking to enhance their facial profile and balance. Some of these benefits include:

  • Improved facial harmony
  • Enhanced jawline definition
  • Correction of facial asymmetry
  • A more youthful, contoured jawline
  • Improved facial profile
  • Increased self esteem and confidence

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Am I A Good Candidate for Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Surgery?

The best candidates for chin augmentation or genioplasty are men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of a receding or weak chin, and would like to improve facial balance by enhancing the shape of the chin. Furthermore, good candidates should be in good general health, free from any medical conditions that could impair healing or increase the risks associated with surgery. It is also important for candidates to be non-smokers, as smoking can significantly slow down the healing process and increase the likelihood of complications.

What Happens During a Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

During your consultation for chin augmentation or genioplasty, you’ll meet with Dr. Leverett at Body By Leverett. During this consultation, Dr. Leverett will take the time to understand your aesthetic goals, review your medical history, and conduct a physical examination to determine whether chin augmentation surgery will help you achieve your desired results. The consultation is an opportunity for Dr. Leverett to evaluate if the chin augmentation procedure is the best fit for you, and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about chin surgery. If you are interested in chin augmentation or genioplasty surgery, Dr. Leverett will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your goals, and will then explain what you can expect from the treatment process.

How Much Does Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Cost?

The cost for chin augmentation or genioplasty will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of surgery needed and other customizations involved in your procedure. In order to determine the cost of your chin surgery, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leverett of Body By Leverett. After developing your personalized treatment plan, he’ll be able to explain the exact costs associated with your treatment. To help make chin augmentation and genioplasty surgeries more affordable and accessible to our patients, we offer financing through CareCredit®, PatientFi and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and cashier’s checks.

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How Do I Prepare for My Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

What Should I Do Before My Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

Preparing for your consultation involves several key steps to ensure that you and Dr. Leverett have a productive meeting:

  • Research: Before your consultation, take some time to learn about chin surgery. Understanding the basics of the procedure, the different techniques available, and realistic outcomes will help you have a meaningful discussion with Dr. Leverett.
  • Set Your Goals: Reflect on your reasons for seeking chin augmentation or genioplasty and what you hope to achieve with the surgery. Having a clear set of goals will enable Dr. Leverett to tailor the consultation and proposed treatment plan to your specific desires.
  • Gather Medical Information: Assemble detailed information about your medical history, including any previous surgeries, current and past medications, allergies, and any significant health issues. This comprehensive overview of your health is vital for assessing your suitability for chin surgery and planning a safe procedure.

What Should I Bring to My Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

Arriving well-prepared for your consultation with Dr. Leverett will facilitate a thorough and efficient discussion about your desired chin procedure:

  • Medical Records: Bring along any medical documents that provide insight into your health background. These records can help Dr. Leverett understand any potential risks or considerations for your chin augmentation or genioplasty procedure.
  • List of Medications: Compile a list of all medications you're taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements. This information is crucial for avoiding any complications during and after the surgery.
  • Photos: If you have specific goals or examples of the body shape you're aiming for, bring photos to help communicate your expectations. These visual aids can be incredibly helpful in ensuring you and Dr. Leverett are aligned in your goals.
  • Questions: It's normal to have many questions and concerns. Write them down so you don't forget to address them during your consultation. This list will ensure that all your questions are answered, helping you make an informed decision.

What Should I Wear for My Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

It is unlikely you will need to change into a medical gown for a chin augmentation or genioplasty consultation. However, wearing comfortable and easily removable clothing can still be beneficial, especially if you're combining your consultation with other procedures that might require a more thorough physical examination. The most important consideration is to wear minimal makeup and pull any long hair out of your face. This will ensure that Dr. Leverett can get an unobstructed view of your chin and jawline during the consultation.

What Happens After My Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Consultation?

After your consultation, you'll be on your way to making an informed decision about your chin surgery procedure. You’ll have all of your questions answered, a potential treatment plan outlined by Dr. Leverett, and all of the other information you need to decide if you want to move forward with chin augmentation or genioplasty. If you’re ready to book your procedure, our team can help you do that immediately following your consultation. After scheduling your procedure, we can help assist you with planning for surgery and beginning pre-operative preparations.

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Why Choose Dr. Leverett for Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Surgery?

Choosing Dr. Leverett for chin augmentation or genioplasty surgery in Phoenix, AZ, means entrusting your care to a board-certified plastic surgeon with a rich background in aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. His affiliations with prestigious organizations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery underscore his commitment to excellence and ongoing education. Dr. Leverett's patient-centered approach, combined with his specialized expertise and artistry, ensures personalized and gratifying results. He prioritizes patient education and safety, making him an ideal choice for those seeking a transformative and tailored chin surgery experience.

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Can I Finance the Cost of Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty?

At Body By Leverett, we recognize that the financial aspect of cosmetic surgery can be a significant consideration for our patients considering chin surgery. To ensure that our patients in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding areas have the opportunity to pursue their aesthetic goals, we are pleased to offer a variety of financing options designed to make the process more accessible. Our practice offers financing through CareCredit®, PatientFi and Prosper Healthcare Lending, leading providers of medical financing, to offer flexible payment plans that can accommodate any budget. Additionally, we accept all major credit cards, as well as cash and cashier’s checks. Understanding the financial investment in your cosmetic journey is important, and we're here to provide comprehensive information and support. During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leverett, we'll not only explore a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs but also discuss in detail the costs involved and the financing options available to you.

Where is the Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Procedure Performed?

When undergoing chin augmentation or genioplasty at Body By Leverett, your surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility located in Phoenix, AZ. Our facility is designed to prioritize your safety and comfort throughout your chin surgery procedure. We are dedicated to incorporating the latest advancements in medical equipment and surgical technology to ensure the highest standards of care. Our operating rooms undergo regular inspections to meet and exceed the most stringent medical guidelines and regulations. Furthermore, our compassionate and skilled team of healthcare professionals is here to support you from your initial consultation through to your recovery.

What Happens During Chin Augmentation and Genioplasty Surgery?

Both chin augmentation and genioplasty procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Leverett makes a small incision either underneath the chin in the natural crease (submental incision) or inside the mouth along the lower lip (intraoral incision). The choice of incision site depends on the surgical approach and type of implant. Next, the implant will be placed in front of the chin bone, but beneath the muscle. After it’s securely in place, the incisions will be closed with sutures.

What is Recovery Like Following Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty?

Upon waking from anesthesia, patients might experience grogginess and discomfort. It's normal to have swelling, bruising, and soreness around the chin. Dr. Leverett's team provides comprehensive post-operative instructions and pain management solutions to ensure a comfortable start to the recovery journey. Patients typically spend a short period in a recovery room under observation before being cleared to go home, usually on the same day. The initial days after chin surgery are crucial for rest and recovery. We will provide recovery instructions, including diet and activity restrictions that are intended to prevent damage to the intraoral incisions. Most patients achieve noticeable improvements in swelling and bruising within 2-4 weeks, at which point they also begin returning to many normal activities. However, keep in mind that it can take several months for the results to fully settle and reveal your final look.

What Should I Know After Booking Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Surgery?

How Should I Prepare for Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Surgery?

While most of the preparation for your chin surgery is completed during the consultation process, there are still a few things you can do to prepare for the day of your surgery. For starters, it’s essential to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption for 4-6 weeks before surgery, as they can impair healing and increase the risk of complications. You may also need to adjust your medications as recommended by Dr. Leverett, as some supplements and medications can increase the risk of bleeding. Finally, we recommend adopting a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your surgery. This will ensure that your body is well-equipped for a speedy recovery!

How Should I Prepare for Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Recovery?

Almost as important as preparing for the day of your surgery is preparing for your chin surgery recovery process. You should take the following considerations when preparing for your chin augmentation or genioplasty recovery, so that you can focus on resting and healing after completing your surgery:

  • Recovery Space: Set up a comfortable recovery area with pillows, blankets, and easy access to entertainment like books, magazines, or a television.
  • Medications: Have all prescribed medications filled prior to your surgery date. Include pain relief, antibiotics, and any other medications recommended by Dr. Leverett.
  • Soft Foods: In the days following surgery, you’ll need to restrict the diet to soft and liquid foods to allow the chin to heal properly. Be sure to have these foods ready, especially during the initial recovery process.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Prepare loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily put on and taken off without bumping into the chin area.
  • Assistance: Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery and help with daily tasks for at least the first few days.
  • Work and Responsibilities: Plan for adequate time off work and away from responsibilities to allow for a stress-free recovery.

Additionally, you may want to refer to our post-op recommendations, where we have outlined a list of products that we recommend for your post-operative care. Dr. Leverett may provide specific product recommendations from this list to you.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Chin Augmentation or Genioplasty Surgery?

Full recovery and the visibility of the final results of chin surgery may take several months as the body gradually adapts and the swelling subsides. The initial week following surgery is particularly critical for ensuring a smooth and effective recovery. During this time, patients often encounter swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be alleviated with prescribed medications. You’ll need to follow a soft or liquid diet to avoid any additional stress on the jaw. Most patients return to work and other activities within 2-3 weeks, although more strenuous activities should be avoided for a bit longer, or until Dr. Leverett approves you to resume them. Light walking is encouraged and will help facilitate the healing process. The final results of your chin surgery will be visible in approximately 3 to 6 months, after swelling and other side effects fade.

How Long Until I Can Smile After Chin Implant or Genioplasty Surgery?

After chin implant surgery, patients may experience tightness and swelling around the chin and lower face, which can temporarily affect their ability to smile and perform other facial movements. While minor facial movements might be possible soon after surgery, it might take 1-2 weeks for the swelling to decrease sufficiently to smile comfortably without feeling tightness or discomfort. Full range of facial expressions, including a natural smile, typically becomes easier as the healing process progresses, usually around the 2-4 week mark as the swelling continues to subside and the tissues adjust to the implant.

How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?

Chin implants are designed to be a long-lasting, if not permanent, solution to enhance the chin's appearance. Made from biocompatible materials such as silicone, these implants can withstand the test of time without breaking down or degrading under normal circumstances. The longevity of a chin implant is generally considered to be lifelong, and many patients enjoy the results of their chin augmentation for the rest of their lives without needing to replace the implant.

Are you dissatisfied with the shape or size of your chin and its impact on your facial harmony? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry C. Leverett of Body By Leverett excels in chin augmentation and genioplasty to refine your jawline and enhance your facial profile. For those in the Greater Phoenix area, including Ahwatukee, Chandler, Glendale, Maricopa County, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Gilbert, our practice is ready to guide you toward achieving the balanced and aesthetically pleasing look you desire. Contact us today to embark on your journey toward facial enhancement and a boosted self-image.