Chin Surgery

Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)

Chin surgery improves both the size and shape of the chin using a number of techniques. Chin surgery with silicone implants can enlarge the chin, or the chin size can be reduced by the removal of bone. Many patients who are interested in rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose) can also benefit from a chin surgery by augmentation of the chin, since a definite and important relationship exists between the chin and nasal shapes.

Surgery involves placement of a small silicone implant over the prominence of the chin to increase chin projection and bring the whole facial contour more into harmony. Implants are placed through incisions in either the mouth or under the chin. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in our office and takes 1.5 hours. You may need to have someone stay with you the night after surgery and can usually resume work in 3-4 days. The healing time of the chin surgery is dependent on how quickly swelling decreases from the chin. The decrease is swelling can take months. The silicone implants can on occasion move and care must be taken to decrease this occurrence. Chin surgery cost includes a chin implant fee, an operating room fee and all of your follow-up visits.

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