Chin Augmentation in New Orleans, LA

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What is Chin Augmentation?

Chin enhancement surgery (or chin augmentation) is a popular aesthetic treatment that recontours the chin and lower face for patients with a recessed chin or one they feel is overbearing. Often when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a lack of profile definition. Chin augmentation can be performed to highlight your chin, but one of the most popular procedures is inserting an implant to build a stronger jawline and a more defined profile. In New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Mark W. Stalder performs several options to consider for your chin augmentation. Aside from implants, which are produced in a number of sizes and shapes, noninvasive augmentations, such as injectable fillers or KYBELLA®, can be used to add contour. For chins that are very large, genioplasty might be an option. This treatment at Stalder Plastic Surgery removes bone to reduce your chin and jaw to a more appealing size.

How Does Chin Augmentation Work?

During this procedure, general anesthesia will be administered or sedation by IV in some cases. The incision is made just under your chin. Through this incision, a surgical pocket is created to keep the implant device in place, which involves reducing some of the tissue, cartilage, and bone to create grooves to hold your implant in position. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned over the bone, directly below your lower lip. In some cases, the incision can be created inside the lower lip where it meets your gumline. Both incision points help to conceal scars. Tiny stitches are used to connect and close the incisions, and your chin will be wrapped with bandages.

Chin augmentation surgery creates immediate attractive results. Even though swelling and bruising will be present following your surgery, this only lasts a short while. For the majority of patients, chin augmentation takes a couple of weeks of healing. Heavy exercise should not be performed within this recovery window. Chin augmentation surgery has historically high success rates, and by having it under the hands of a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Stalder, your outcome will be natural and proportionate.

Redefine Your Profile

Chin reduction or augmentation surgery has proven to benefit many New Orleans, LA patients. It creates harmonious balance, delicately recontouring your facial structure and look. If you are unhappy with your jawline's look and believe it is recessed or too prominent, chin augmentation can produce the look you want. We welcome you to call Stalder Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark W. Stalder to learn more about your options.

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Dr. Stalder and his staff are awesome very professional and compassionate. Dr. Stalder, Abby & Jess treated me like family. I am very satisfied with my surgery & reconstruction Dr. Stalder is the best.Dr. Stalder explained everything in detail and what to expect regarding my double mastectomy & reconstruction. Dr. Stalder is the best.

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I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.

R.P. Google

Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

D.K. Google

The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.

M.C. Google

The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!

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