• Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)
  • Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)
  • Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)
  • Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)
  • Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)

Genioplasty (Chin Surgery) in Atlanta, GA

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Chin Surgery Atlanta GA

The chin plays an extremely important role in the appearance of the face, but one that often goes overlooked.  Genioplasty, or chin surgery, is an extremely effective facial contouring procedure designed to either reduce or augment the size and projection of the chin in order to correct facial defects and injuries, emphasize or deemphasize the size of the nose, or even give the face a more masculine or feminine appearance.

As a board certified plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Burstein’s expert knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to subtly sculpt the contours of the chin so that they better complement the other features of the face and enhance the patient’s overall profile.
For more information please contact our offices in Atlanta, GA.

Genioplasty FAQs

Does surgery to augment the chin require the use of an artificial implant?
Not necessarily. Whenever possible, I actually prefer to use bone, tissue, and fat from the patient’s own body in lieu of artificial facial implants in order to avoid allergic reaction and surgical rejection, minimize the risk of post-operative infection, and offer a more natural look. In a procedure called osseous genioplasty, a portion of the chin is cut from front to back, separating a horseshoe shaped segment of bone.  This portion of the chin can then be moved slightly forwards, increasing the projection of the chin and giving it a firmer appearance without the use of any extra material.

What can I expect during the recovery period after chin surgery?
Every patient is different and individual healing times can often vary a great deal, however it is not unusual for it to take approximately two weeks for swelling to abate and results from chin surgery to be fully evident.  Patients can usually return to light activity within a week after surgery, but should wait at least two weeks before resuming heavy lifting or strenuous exercise.  As with all plastic surgery procedures, it is important to follow all post-operative instructions carefully and keep all of your scheduled follow-up appointments in order to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible and that you achieve the best possible facial plastic surgery results.

For more information please contact our offices in Atlanta, GA.

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