What is Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)?

What is Mentoplasty Chin Surgery? | Burbank Plastic Surgery | GlendaleFor individuals who feel that their chin is not shaped well in relation to the other facial features may consider chin cosmetic surgery as an excellent option. Depending on the patient’s needs, chin augmentation or chin reduction surgery may be recommend to make the chin more appealing and proportion to the rest of the face.

Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board certified otolaryngologist Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides chin surgery or mentoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yavrouian will determine the appropriate chin surgery to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.

 

Chin Augmentation

Chin enhancement cosmetic surgery is designed to add more substance to a weak chin to create balance with other facial features. The neck may appear fleshy if the chin is undermined, and the nose may appear more accentuated. Implants are usually inserted to enlarge the chin and bring it in harmony with the overall facial structure.

Chin implant placement can be a very effective solution for women and men who want to augment the size and shape of their chin. Good candidates for chin implants ma include patients with a recessed chin, squared or pointed chin, prominent nose, or a fleshy neck.

Chin augmentation procedure will add definition to the jaw. Chin implant procedure is often performed together with nose surgery for optimal aesthetic benefits. Sometimes cheek implants or lip enhancement may also be performed in conjunction with chin implant surgery.

If the chin is recessive, the procedure will involve placement of chin implants in the desired position to supplement the existing bone at the front of the jaw. The implant sits beneath the skin and provides a sustainable boost to the definition and strength of the chin. Patients can expect to achieve an attractive, proportioned facial look that appears completely natural.

 

Chin Reduction

If the chin appears excessively large in relation to other facial features, the surgeon may recommend chin reduction surgery. This will involve moderate reshaping of the bone and other structural tissues to provide a more balanced contour to the face. This procedure does not involve implants, and can create very natural looking results.

Chin reduction surgery begins with the surgeon placing an incision under the chin or inside the mouth. The bone at the tip of the chin is detached and then reshaped. Excess bone is removed to create a proportionate chin contour. The tip is then repositioned, and incisions are closed with sutures to complete the surgery.

When performed by an expert surgeon, chin reduction can enhance appearance of the chin and face. Balance between the chin and the nose can be more harmonious as the procedure will create equal proportion between the two. The procedure is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty or facelift surgeries to produce optimal outcomes.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for chin surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

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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