Chin Augmentation or mentoplasty is performed on the chin when it is disproportionate to the rest of the face. Your facial appearance is in part due to the underlying bones or facial skeleton. When the chin is small or recessed or the jawline undefined the facial structure can be augmented with implants. In general, facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the face by increasing projection or better defining your features. Both men and women desire more defined facial features or natural angles that are proportionate and create a natural and attractive appearance.
Chin surgery can beneficial for those bothered by a receding or small chin and also those with asymmetries or congenital defects. Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin so that it is more in proportion with the cheeks and forehead. Mentoplasty is also commonly performed to enhance or complement those undergoing other facial contouring procedures such as nasal surgery.
A consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan is the first step to learning more about mentoplasty and how it can help you achieve more self confidence. This consultation is designed to educate you in a non-pressured environment about your options. This discussion will include:
Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and learn more about having chin surgery in Scottsdale AZ.
If you are considering Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty), here is what you should expect:
General or Local with sedation
Bleeding, infection, asymmetry, hematoma, change in skin sensation, firmness around the implant, unfavorable scarring, skin discoloration or contour irregularities, shifting of the implant.
Usually back to work 1 week, avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks