Mentoplasty (Chin Surgery)

Mentoplasty (Chin Surgery) | Glendale | Pasadena | Los AngelesA recessive or oversized chin can adversely impact the facial appearance of an individual. A well-defined chin balances the facial profile and offers the face an attractive appearance.

Mentoplasty (chin surgery) is a suitable cosmetic surgery option for individuals who are displeased with their chin shape relative to other facial features. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend a chin reduction or chin augmentation procedure and other techniques, according to the unique facial structure of the patient.

The surgeon will discuss various facets of the chin surgery with the patient during the initial consultation to enable them to make an enlightened decision.

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides mentoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations across the landscape.

 

Chin Augmentation

A recessive chin can make the neck look fleshy, and the nose may appear too large. In such cases, chin augmentation plastic surgery can help add fullness to a weak chin and create a more balanced facial structure. This procedure usually involves implants being surgically inserted into the chin to balance out the overall structure of the face.

Both men and women can receive chin implants to improve the size and shape of the chin. Ideal chin augmentation candidates are individuals with an undermined, squared, or pointed chin, and a prominent nose or fleshy neck. This surgery also enhances the jawline.

The surgeon may recommend chin implants along with nose surgery in some cases for more complete results. Other procedures that are usually combined with chin augmentation are cheek implants and lip augmentation.

If the chin is recessive, the surgeon will insert the chin implants in a manner that supplements the existing bone at the front of the jaw. The implant is inserted beneath the skin to enhance the chin’s strength and improve definition. The patient can attain a more balanced and natural looking face with this procedure.

 

Chin Reduction

If the chin is oversized in relation to other facial features, chin reduction surgery may be an appropriate solution. The surgeon will reshape the bone and other structural tissues in the chin region to develop natural looking contours. At the outset of the procedure, the surgeon will place a discreet incision underneath the chin or within the mouth.

Subsequently, the surgeon will detach the bone at the chin’s tip and reshape it. They will remove excess bone to enhance the chin contour. After that, the chin’s tip will be repositioned, and incisions will be sealed with sutures. This procedure can make a person look more appealing and youthful. Chin reduction can also be combined with facelift or rhinoplasty surgery.

The surgeon may recommend liposuction or nonsurgical cosmetic treatments along with this procedure to help the chin appear slimmer if the patient has a double or triple chin.

 

Recovery Process

The patient can enjoy the outcomes of their procedure in around six weeks after most of the inflammation has resolved. The patient may not be allowed to undertake rigorous activity for the initial few weeks following surgery. In around ten days after the procedure, most patients can resume normal activities.

Judicious facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for mentoplasty.


For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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Eric Yavrouian, MD | Facial Plastic Surgery