Chin surgery, also referred to as mentoplasty or genioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Sometimes bone from the jaw itself can be moved forward in an operation called a mentoplasty or genioplasty. Alternatively, shaped silicone implants can be used to give more projection to the chin. Conversely, bone can be removed to decrease an overly projecting chin.
- If you want to improve facial harmony by bringing the chin into better proportion with other features.
- If you want to correct a weak or recessed chin.
- If you want to improve the definition of the neck and jawline.
- If you want to reduce the appearance of a full or “double” chin caused by a small chin bone.
- Corrects facial asymmetry.
- Corrects facial deficiencies.
- Offers permanent solution.
- You are bothered by the appearance of your chin.
- You have a chin that is too short or lack projection.
- You are healthy and do not have medical conditions that impair healing.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
- You are a non-smoker.
Chin implants are very strong, durable medical devices and are intended to be permanent. The final results of surgery may be initially obscured by swelling. While the aging process will affect your facial appearance in other ways, your enhanced chin contour will not change. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. Some patients will touch up their results using injectable fillers instead of returning to the operating room.