Chin Augmentation – Implants (Mentoplasty)
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is designed to reshape the chin. It is performed to either enhance the chin with an implant, or reduce its size with surgery on the bone.
Our Surgeon will recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimise the perceived size of the nose.Occasionally, surgery to the chin bone is used to enlarge the area instead of using an implant.
Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to facial features by enhancing facial contours. For patients who feel that their chin is too small, an implant is inserted to enhance the size and shape of the chin. For patients who feel their chin is too large, surgery is performed on the bone to reshape and resize the chin.
Chin surgery is a highly individualised procedure and may not be suitable for everyone. Our surgeon will assess your condition and general health, and plan the treatment that is best suited to you.
Understanding the procedure:
This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or Neck Liposuction to remove excess fat from under the chin to redefine the chin line and help create a better balance of your features.
Chin implants are usually made out of silicone and are inserted into the chin area to give more definition to the lower face.
The procedure involves small incisions being made in the mouth or under the chin to insert the implant, which sits firmly on the bone in a pocket specially created by our surgeon, so it will not move over time and have a very natural appearance. The incisions will be closed with sutures and any external incisions required are made where a scar will not be noticeable.
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