Chin enlargement (mentoplasty) Chicago *

This procedure is designed to correct a receding chin and provide a more vibrant, attractive look. It sometimes provides better facial profile balance and is frequently performed simultaneously with nasal surgery (rhinoplasty). *

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Chin enlargement (Mentoplasty) FAQ

Who can benefit from chin augmentation surgery?

People born with poorly defined chin may desire mentoplasty for better facial balance. Procedure is sought after by women and men to correct receding chin and provide more attractive look of distinction. Sometimes procedure is performed for those born with congenital defects. Chin augmentation is frequently performed in combination with nasal surgery (rhinoplasty). *

How is mentoplasty performed?

The procedure is usually performed under intravenous sedation (light anesthesia) but can be performed under only local anesthesia with or without oral sedation. It is an outpatient surgery, with patients going to recover in the comfort of their homes within a couple hours from surgery. A single incision is either placed under the chin or inside the mouth for access to place the implant, which is made up of a very safe and stable silicone or a porous synthetic material. The size of the implant is typically pre-determined during a consultation performed with a help of a Mirror 3D imaging system. The implant is then inserted and secured in place before closing the incision.

Are chin implants safe?

Chin implants provide permanent correction of the receding chin and augment facial profile. For years they provide safe and predictable surgical procedure. Millions of implants have been placed worldwide, most of them made of silicone rubber or porous synthetic material (Porex). Similar materials are used for joint replacement and heart valves. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. During your consultation with one of our plastic surgery specialists, Dr. Turowski or Dr. Roy, we will help you decide which implant is best for you.

How long is a recovery?

There is minimal postoperative discomfort, easily controlled with oral pain medications. Bruising is usually negligible, visible swelling may be present for a few days. A soft food diet may be required for several days as chewing maybe limited.

*Individual results may vary and there are no guarantees that you will experience the same results as those mentioned here.