Also known as Mentoplasty, chin augmentation surgery can fix the appearance of a prominent or undersized chin, either by insertion of a chin implant or by reshaping the bone. Facial symmetry is often considered to be one of the most attractive features.
Coincidentally, it’s also one of the hardest things to achieve, so its important to find a surgeon with enough experience, and who will know the perfect way to compliment each face’s natural harmony.
Getting your chin augmented is a very personal decision, and one you should make carefully and with consideration. Your first consultation should help you answer any doubts or questions you might have, wether Mentoplasty is the right choice for you, and if it is, what type of technique is the right one for your particular case.
After taking your picture, Dr. Carranza uses photo-editing programs to get a realistic idea of what the final result will look like. This is the moment to ask questions and tell us what you want.
The chin does not exist by itself, it must be complimented by the other features of the face, and for this reason chin augmentation is commonly done in combination with other cosmetic surgeries.
Chin augmentation is usually done with the aid of chin implants, or less commonly, by a technique that involves cutting the bone and moving it in order to achieve the desired result.
The procedure will typically last form 1 to 2 hours, and is done either with general or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
This is not a painful procedure, and patients will more often than not go home that same day, chin properly bandaged for protection. Patients describe a sensation of numbness more than pain on the area surrounding their chin.
The recovery process usually takes from 1 to 2 weeks, though it takes time for the chin to completely heal.