Chin Augmentation Questions

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m contacting your office hoping to set up some sort of consultation for a Chin Augmentation procedure. I’m aware you do quick 10-minute pre-consultations over Skype, so perhaps that would be a starting point? However, I’m more than willing to move forward with a regular consultation if that would be most appropriate. What would you need from me to set up a consultation?

Beyond that, if this initial email might also be used as a launchpad for questions, I’ll include some of the ones I have regarding your office.

1How does your office handle the payments? (Lump/Monthly/ect…)

2What is generally the recovery time for the procedures? 

3How bad is the scarring from these procedures?

4Are the implants chosen from a stock set of preexisting implants or are they gathered by some other means?

5Certainly nothing meant against neither you, but I was told to inquire about this–how often do you preform these procedures?

6Are you or can you request to be put under for these procedures? Call me timid, but I’m not exactly experienced going under the knife.

7Kind of a silly question, but from your previous patients, how would you rate the pain before, during, and after?

8I most definitely wish to come in for a consultation fairly soon, how much would that visit cost?

9How far out are appointments made for chin augmentation procedures with your office?

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear back from you soon.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. I will have my assistant Camille contact you today to schedule a virtual or actual consultation time. She can also answer all logistical questions as they relate to your questions #1, 7 and 8. Int answer to the other questions:

2) Recovery is largely about swelling which takes about 3 weeks for most of that to subside. Although it really takes up to 3 months to see all of the details of the final outcome.

3) Submental skin scarring is minimal.

4) The type of chin implant chosen, standard vs custom, depends on the patient’s aesthetic needs and goals.

5) Chin and jawline procedures are performed every week multiple times.

6) Chin implant surgeries are done under general anesthesia.

7) Pain is not a big issue for patients after chin augmentation surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana