Chin Implant

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: Starting at ~ $4,000

Procedure Time: 1 Hour

Recovery Time: 1 Week

Introduction

Chin Implant and Chin Augmentation

A chin anchors the face, framing your jawline in 3-dimensions for not just your frontal look but also your profile. Hence, it is a key feature of your facial anatomy, particularly when it comes to assessing facial balance and proportions. If you find yourself desiring a better contour to the lower third of your face or a more defined jawline, a Chin Implant in Birmingham, AL might be what you’re looking for. If so, consider scheduling a consultation with dual board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Blake Raggio of Raggio Facial Plastic Surgery. We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best chin implant Birmingham has to offer. 

 With a commitment to providing exceptional care, Dr. Raggio is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and boost their confidence.

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What is a Chin Implant?

Chin Implants, also known as Mentoplasty or Genioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the size and shape of your chin. The goal of this procedure is to improve the balance and proportion of the face, creating a more harmonious symmetry and profile. Dr. Raggio’s preferred approach includes a small incision made under the chin (as opposed to inside the mouth) to insert a customized medical-grade silicone implant for augmenting the chin. This can help provide a more defined and contoured chin, enhancing your facial frame.

Chin implant surgery, if performed alone, may be done safely and comfortably using only oral sedation and local anesthetic injections to numb the area. When other cases are combined, such as rhinoplasty neck liposuction, or other facial rejuvenation, deep sedation is often preferred. Either way, the procedure typically takes about one hour to complete. Dr. Raggio and his dedicated team will welcome you with warmth and ensure your experience is comfortable, guiding you through the surgical process and providing individual attention from your initial consultation to your post-operative recovery.

What are the benefits of a Chin Implant or Chin Augmentation?

Chin Implant Surgery in Birmingham, AL offers several benefits for individuals seeking to enhance their facial harmony. Outlined below are some benefits shared by our past patients:

  • Enhanced chin definition and jawline
  • Improved facial harmony and proportions
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Long-lasting results

Who are the best candidates for a Chin Implant?

The best candidates for a Chin Implant in Birmingham, AL are those interested in optimizing the size and shape of their chin and jawline. Some characteristics of those ideally suited to this type of surgery are:

  • Recessed or “Weak” chin and blunted jawline definition
  • Lack of facial symmetry
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations
  • Subtle or small chin
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First steps of a Chin Implant

What’s the first step in scheduling a Chin Implant?

If you’re considering a Chin Implant in Birmingham, AL, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations regarding your chin and facial appearance. Dr. Raggio will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, including the structure of your chin and jawline, and assess whether a chin implant is the most suitable option to achieve your desired results.

Dr. Raggio will consider your facial proportions, balance, and overall aesthetic goals to develop a personalized surgery plan. Once you both agree on the procedure plan, our patient coordinator will work with you to schedule your surgery.

What to expect on the day of Chin Implant surgery

On the day of your Chin Implant surgery in Birmingham, AL, you can expect a comfortable and well-organized experience. After checking in, you will meet with Dr. Raggio again and go over your treatment plan again in case you have any last-minute questions or concerns. 

As discussed above, and depending on if any other procedures are being performed, sedation and topical local anesthetic injections will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.

Dr. Raggio will then make a small incision either under the chin in a pre-existing skin crease so as not to leave any visible scars. Subsequently, the customized chin implant will be inserted and placed in the most ideal position to ensure an enhanced and symmetric facial frame. He will then close the incision with sutures.

After the surgery, which lasts almost an hour, you will be escorted to the recovery room until you are ready to be discharged home with a responsible caregiver.

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recovery

Recovering from Chin Implant surgery requires some time and patience. After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the chin and jawline. You might have difficulty in moving your mouth and jaw for a few days, though this is temporary. Final results after a Chin Implant may take 2-4 months to fully appreciate.

It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Raggio to ensure a smooth recovery. This may include taking prescribed medications, using cold compresses to reduce swelling, keeping your head elevated while sleeping, and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks.

How Much Does a Chin Implant Cost in Birmingham, AL City?

The cost of a Chin Implant in Birmingham, AL will vary depending on many factors, including the procedure(s) being performed, the specific implant utilized, anesthesia requirements, and the time needed for surgery. The best way to arrive at a cost or estimate is to have a detailed consultation with Dr. Raggio so that you have a personalized surgery plan. Once this is done, our Patient Care Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete breakdown of the cost of the procedures.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for Chin Implant Surgery?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Chin Implant Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best care and service with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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Schedule Your Chin Implant Consultation

If you are in the Birmingham, AL area and would like to improve the appearance of your chin and jawline, a Chin Implant from Dr. Raggio could be an excellent solution. To schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office or use our website to fill out a consultation request form. We look forward to taking the first step with you in achieving your desired nasal aesthetic.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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