Mentoplasty (Chin surgery)
Mentoplasty (Chin Surgery)
An often overlooked part of the face, the chin has an important role in the overall aesthetic of proportion of the face. Many who are considering facial plastic surgery, especially nose surgery, opt to have chin surgery in addition, to achieve a beter facial balance and symmetry. The procedure is done by making a small incision inside of the mouth and inserting an implant that is molded and shaped specifically for the chin of the patient.
The procedure takes 30 minutes to 1 hour and can be done under local or general anesthesia. There is some post-operative tenderness and swelling, and the patient can return to work and normal and daily activities after 5 days.