Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin.The chin can be enhanced with an implant or surgery on the bone or fat injection.
As the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose,many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion.Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.The chin bone surgery is done through an incision inside the mouth, and it involves moving the chinbone. The incisions to insert the implant may be made inside the mouth or on the underside of the chin. In the latter case, surgery usually leaves a faint scar that is barely visible underneath the chin.
This surgery can be done under local or general anasthesia and patient allowed home the same day.To permit proper healing following chin augmentation, you may be placed on a liquid diet for a day or two. The area may be taped or bandaged.