Chin Surgery

A well-defined and proportionate chin provides a pleasing frame for the face. An overly prominent chin or a weak, receding chin can be equally disruptive when it comes to facial aesthetics, and both can result in a sense of imbalance or disharmony that prevents other facial features from looking their best. Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, can modify the shape and size of the chin to create a more defined, symmetrical, balanced or youthful contour that enhances the overall appearance of the face.

What are the benefits of chin surgery?

Chin surgery is a highly personalized procedure that is tailored to each patient’s unique features. The procedure can improve your appearance by:

  • Reshaping the chin for improved proportions with other facial features
  • Adding strength and definition to a weak or recessed chin
  • Minimizing a large or protruding chin
  • Correcting asymmetry
  • Reducing the appearance of a double chin
  • Creating a more masculine or feminine facial contour
  • Creating a more aesthetically pleasing jawline and neckline
  • Improving facial harmony

What happens during chin surgery?

Mentoplasty surgeries fall into two categories: chin augmentation and chin reduction.

Chin Augmentation. An under-projected or disproportionately small chin can give the face and neck a displeasing “fleshy” appearance and can accentuate the appearance of the nose. Chin augmentation surgery can restore balance and definition to the facial structure by enhancing the chin with an implant. During the procedure, an incision is made in the natural crease underneath the chin or inside the mouth to reduce visible scarring and a pocket is created for the implant. The implant is placed in the pocket and positioned to complement the contours of your face, and the incision is closed. Chin implants come in an array of sizes and shapes to create natural-looking results for every patient.

Chin Reduction. Chin reduction surgery improves the appearance of a large, prominent or protruding chin that overwhelms a patient’s other facial features. As with chin augmentation, the procedure is performed by making an incision inside the mouth or under the chin. The fatty tissue in the chin can then be trimmed or reshaped and, if needed, the bone can be sculpted into a more aesthetically pleasing size and shape. For optimal results, this procedure must be performed by a skilled surgeon with an exceptional aesthetic eye.

What can I expect during recovery?

Dr. Bazzi will provide specific directions for after-care that must be followed after your chin surgery. These may include instructions for managing post-operative discomfort and oral hygiene, maintaining a liquid or soft diet during the initial healing period, appropriate sleeping positions and physical activities to avoid. It is essential to adhere to your surgeon’s instructions and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

What results can chin surgery achieve?

The chin plays an important role in the face from an aesthetic standpoint. Chin surgery can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your face, with benefits including:

  • Enhanced definition of the chin, jawline and/or neckline
  • Improved balance between the features of your face
  • Correction of asymmetry
  • A highly customizable procedure
  • Minimal or invisible scarring
  • Long-lasting results that look and feel natural

Both chin augmentation and chin reduction offer results that can last for years, even a lifetime. While your facial appearance will naturally evolve with the passage of time and weight fluctuations, your improved chin contour will continue to provide aesthetic enhancement.

What procedures complement chin surgery?

Chin surgery is regularly performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. The most common complementary procedure is rhinoplasty to improve the size or shape of the nose. The chin can inflate or diminish the perceived size of the nose. As a result, surgeons often recommended undergoing mentoplasty and rhinoplasty together to maximize the desired aesthetic effect and ensure your facial features maintain a harmonious balance. Other complementary procedures include liposuction or injectable fillers to further improve the profile of the chin, neck and jaw.

Is chin surgery right for me?

Your face is among the first things others notice about you. Having proportionate and defined facial features can have a profound impact on your confidence and self-esteem, in both personal and professional settings. If you are in good general health and looking to enhance your face by reshaping your chin, mentoplasty may be an option for you. Schedule a chin surgery consultation with Dr. Bazzi by calling the Celestial Institute of Plastic Surgery at 734-844-5700 today.