About Chin Augmentation
Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a highly sought after cosmetic treatment that improves the look of the jawline and chin for patients with a recessive chin or one they feel is overbearing. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a lack of profile definition. Cosmetic chin surgery can be performed to highlight your chin, and one of the most common procedures is inserting an implant to reconstruct a more prominent jawline and a more appealing profile. Naples, FL aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Basile offers many cosmetic improvements to consider for your chin enhancement. In addition to implants, which are produced in various sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations such as fillers or Kybella can help add a better contour. For prominent chins, genioplasty might be an option. This reconstructive surgery at Basile Plastic Surgery removes bone and cartilage to recontour your chin and jaw to a more balanced look.
Chin enhancement (augmentation) is an aesthetic option for men as well as women. If you are self-conscious because of the appearance of your chin and do not like the undefined profile it offers, this cosmetic enhancement can improve the lower aspect of your face and neck. It's also fairly common for our patients to get a rhinoplasty when they have their chin augmentation procedure. This blend of enhancements offers great reassurance for the prominent structures of your face to be in line and balanced.
"Breast augmentation was something that I had been thinking about since my third daughter was born 19 years ago. But as a stay at home mom/wife, it just never seemed to be “the right time”. I waited, patiently, until at last the timing was right! I did a lot of research and talked to many people. Dr. Basile was one of three Plastic Surgeons that I met with before making my final decision. From my initial consultation, I knew that I had found my plastic surgeon.Dr. Basile and his entire staff are nothing short of exceptional. First impressions are everything… when I arrived at the office, which by the way, was beautiful, clean and smelled AMAZING, I was greeted by Ashley, the patient care coordinator. She immediately made me feel comfortable with her welcoming smile. She put me in a consultation room where we talked for a bit and then she said Dr. Basile would be right in… and I don’t think I even waited five minutes to see him.The time everyone took with me was amazing, I never once felt rushed. Dr. Basile is a highly skilled surgeon with a good eye. I had done my research and when I went to my appointment I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. He listened as I explained, in detail, what I hoped my end result would be, then he offered his suggestions on what he thought would give me the best results.At my pre-op appointment he thoroughly explained the procedure and technique. Went through all of the medications and recovery, discussed any questions I had, and again, went through all of my “wish photos” that I showed him. From the time I had my consultation until now I called (or emailed) several times, I had a gazillion questions and Ashley was always patient, kind, courteous and professional. She ALWAYS made me feel like there was no silly question and regardless of how busy she was, I felt as if she was my very own personal patient coordinator, like I was their only patient.Finally - SURGERY DAY! I arrived at the surgery center at 6:30am. Feeling nothing more than excited! Dr. Basile came in, drew on my chest with a marker, and asked me again if I had any questions. Enter Operating Room, (ok, NOW maybe I’m feeling nervous) sleepy time, Dr. Basile “working his magic”, wake up, feel fine, go home. Took meds as prescribed. Saw Dr. Basile first thing the next morning.The meds made me sick, (which is typical for me) but as far as pain, I really didn’t have any. I also didn’t have ANY bruising, not at all. I followed Dr.’s orders exactly as they were given to me. I had a “slight” complication, which was absolutely NO FAULT of Dr. Basile or the surgery center, (it was something that would have happened regardless of who my surgeon was) Dr. Basile handled it in a way that eased my mind. He’s not a “wait and see” doctor, when I called to say something was wrong, he had me in his office that day, even though I had just seen him 2 days prior. I saw him every few days for the next 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 months after that. I am now a little over 6 months post up, doing great and have very minimal scars already, and they will still continue to heal. I’m beyond happy with my results.I could go on and on, but the bottom line is Dr. Basile gave me exactly what I asked for. My Experience with Dr. Basile and his staff was exceptional. I highly recommend Basile Plastic Surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 25, 2018
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Basile and his entire office! From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiling faces. I have had both disport and filler with Dr. Basile. I’ve been having both for many years and had it done at many places and he is by far the best with placement. I am extremely happy to have found him. He is very kind and makes you feel at ease. I have also seen both Diana for laser hair removal and Alissa for skin care. Between the three you have a an absolute dream team."- E.R. / Google / Nov 28, 2022
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Basile and his entire office! From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiling faces. I have had both disport and filler with Dr. Basile. I’ve been having both for many years and had it done at many places and he is by far the best with placement. I am extremely happy to have found him. He is very kind and makes you feel at ease. I have also seen both Diana for laser hair removal and Alissa for skin care. Between the three you have a an absolute dream team."- E.R. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2022
"I have recently got my breast augmentation through Dr. Basile, and I had the greatest experience! All of my questions where answered and Dr.Basile is very thoughtful and thorough with everything. I can’t explain how much this experience has changed my life in a positive way! I will continue sending people to Dr. Basile because I truly believe he has your best interest in mind. Truly in good hands !"- K.W. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2022
"First I want to say Dr. Basile’s assistants, Marisa and Ashley are sweet and welcoming. They are always there for you and make you feel important and that you matter. Dr. Basile is an amazing surgeon. He takes his time, explains every procedure and process in laymen’s terms and genuinely cares. I was referred by a friend and have referred friends myself. I had a major procedure and he was there with many follow-up appointments to oversee my progress. I highly recommend him and the whole practice!"- B.H. / Yelp / Jul 28, 2022
During this procedure, general anesthesia will be administered or sedation by IV in some cases. The incision is carefully made just under your chin. In this incision, a pocket is surgically made to keep the implant device in its proper place, which involves removing and shaving some of the bone and cartilage to create grooves to securely hold your implant in position. The chin implant is placed through the incision and positioned on top of the bone, directly below your lower lip. Sometimes, the incision can be created inside the crease in the lower lip where it connects to your gumline. Regardless, both help to conceal scars. Thin sutures are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.
What to Expect
Chin enhancement treatment creates immediate, obvious results, which can be pretty exciting for our patients. Even though redness, swelling, and discoloration will be present after your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For many, chin augmentation takes about 1 – 3 weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed while in this recovery window. This particular surgery has historically high success rates, and, by having it under the hands of a reputable surgeon like Dr. Basile, your outcome will be proportionate and refined.
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Redefine Your Profile
Chin surgery continues to be very beneficial to so many Naples, FL patients of aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Basile. Chin augmentation creates harmony and balanced definition, delicately recontouring your facial structure and look. If you do not like the appearance of your jawline and you feel it is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can offer the look you are wishing for. We welcome you to call Basile Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrea Basile to hear more about your cosmetic surgery options.