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Chin Surgery

Your chin plays a large role in framing your face. If you are unhappy with its size or appearance, it can make you feel as though your entire look is off-balance. Chin enhancement surgery can help to refine the size and/or projection of your chin and improve the overall harmony between facial features.

At Smith Plastic Surgery, chin surgery is often performed in combination with other procedures such as neck/facial liposuction or rhinoplasty. Prior to your surgery, you will have a facial surgery consultation with Dr. Smith to determine the best plan for your chin enhancement. Depending on your unique condition and desired outcome, Dr. Smith will recommend using either a custom-created implant or minimally invasive fat injections for your procedure. The fat transfer option is best suited for those looking for a smaller or more subtle augmentation to their chin.

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For additional information on chin surgery, please refer to the following guide provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Chin Surgery

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an chin_implant-2implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.

Surgical Placement of a Chin Implant

Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During the procedure, the surgeon selects the proper size and shape implant to enhance your appearance and inserts it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area.

Usually, the chin is taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve.

Recovering from Chin Surgery

You will experience some discomfort and swelling in the affected area for several days. It’s normal to experience some temporary difficulty with smiling and talking. Black and blue marks may be visible around the chin and neck. Your plastic surgeon will instruct you about dental hygiene, eating, and any restrictions to your activities after surgery.