Your chin plays a significant role in your overall facial aesthetics and can magnify or minimize the appearance of your nose. Chin surgery (genioplasty) can reduce a prominently sized or positioned chin, or enhance a weak chin. Depending on your unique facial anatomy and cosmetic goals, board-certified plastic surgeon Mark Prysi can either define your chin with the placement of an implant or reduce its prominence by reshaping and sculpting the bone. Many patients rely on his artistic sensibilities and commitment to balancing symmetry, beauty, and harmony in the chin and overall facial structure. Notable Naples plastic surgeon, Dr. Prysi is known for producing natural and beautiful plastic surgery results and was voted best plastic surgeon in Southwest Florida 7 years in a row.
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You may be a candidate for chin surgery, also known as chin augmentation surgery or chin enhancement, if you have a “weak,” recessed chin, or a protruding chin that sticks out prominently. A well-defined chin can rebalance all of your facial features with natural-looking enhancement.
If you are considering chin surgery with Dr. Prysi, you should be in strong health with a normally functioning immune system. You should also have reasonable expectations before surgery. Dr. Prysi will review the entire procedure and what you can expect during a one-on-one chin surgery consultation at his Naples cosmetic surgery office.
Chin surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes several hours to complete. You will be given general anesthesia and sedation medication to sleep comfortably throughout the surgery.
If Dr. Prysi is correcting a weak or receding chin, he will place a synthetic implant. He begins the procedure by making a small incision either in the natural crease underneath the chin or inside the mouth where the gum and lower lip meet. He gently stretches the tissues to make a pocket for the implant. Implants come in multiple sizes, shapes, and materials; Dr. Prysi will select one depending on your needs. After inserting and positioning the implant, he closes the incision with sutures.
If Dr. Prysi is reducing the size of a prominent chin, he will begin the reconstructive surgery by making incisions either in the mouth or underneath the chin. Through the incisions, he reduces and reshapes the bone into a more proportional size. Finally, Dr. Prysi closes the incisions with sutures and places a surgical bandage.
You will experience some swelling, bruising, and tenderness after a chin augmentation procedure, but these side effects will disappear within several weeks. Dr. Prysi will advise you to get as much rest as possible after surgery and avoid any strenuous activity. He will schedule several follow-up appointments to remove your sutures and check your healing process at his Naples, FL office. Dr. Prysi will also clear you to return to work and your normal activities, typically within a week or so after surgery. He makes himself available at all times during your recovery in case you have any questions or concerns.
Interested in chin surgery? If so, contact the Naples office of Dr. Mark Prysi at 239-643-3223 for a surgical consultation. Dr. Prysi performs chin surgery for patients throughout South West Florida, FL. Dr. Prysi, an award-winning surgeon, and his team would be happy to discuss the procedure in greater detail with you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate.
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Artist. Surgeon. Innovator.
Mark F. Prysi, MD, FACS
Every facial surgery is a piece of art.
Dr. Mark Prysi is a nationally recognized, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, and expert in facelift procedures in Naples, FL. He is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery who has been consistently recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in Southwest Florida” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the former Chief of Plastic surgery at Naples Day Surgery and past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Prysi’s innate surgical skills and artistic aesthetic judgment combined with over 25 years of experience makes all the difference.