Chin surgery, which is also known as mentoplasty, provides balance to your facial features by enhancing a so-called “weak” chin or reducing an extended chin.
Commonly, patients come to us with concerns about having a “weak chin”. The good news is- we can help! Our expert Denver facial plastic surgeons Dr. Smith and Dr. Bovenzi are well-versed in chin surgery and can help evaluate your needs in a complimentary consultation.
Chin surgeries can vary in technique and depend on your individual anatomy and needs. We specialize in cosmetic chin surgery for both men and women to help improve the appearance of your chin projection and jawline contour. For jaw surgery needed to correct tooth misalignment, sleep apnea, or other medical conditions we would be happy to refer you to the proper avenues for those evaluations.
Augmenting a weak chin can make a world of difference in your everyday life. People tend to perceive a strong chin as a sign of confidence and trustworthiness. We can help you achieve this aesthetic whether you are looking for a feminine or masculine appearance. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art implants to help improve your chin’s appearance. These FDA-approved biologically inert implants are very well-tolerated and can make a permanent improvement to your jawline and neckline. The exact implant for your chin anatomy is custom selected by your surgeon to match your jawline and achieve your goals. Placement of these implants is generally done under twilight anesthesia to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. The procedure takes less than an hour, but can provide lifelong results! The surgery is performed through a small incision just underneath your chin, which is well-camouflaged. The implant is placed along your jawbone and under your muscle to ensure a subtle, natural appearance. The sutures are removed one week after surgery and the swelling after surgery typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to settle.
If you are interested in learning more about chin surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a complimentary consultation.
Board-certified Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Smith specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, including highly individualized chin augmentation and reduction procedures. To learn more about mentoplasty or to schedule a consultation and discuss your aesthetic goals, please call Smith Cosmetic Surgery at (303) 741-2211.
Ideal candidates for chin surgery are those whose facial features are fully developed and who are unhappy with the appearance of their chin and facial profile. Patients should be nonsmokers in good general health and have realistic expectations about the surgery. Dr. Smith will review the benefits and limitations of chin surgery with you during your personal consultation.
Chin surgery is often recommended as a complement to a rhinoplasty, or nose surgery. Changes to the nose can affect the balance of the entire face, and the size of the chin can either magnify or minimize the appearance of the nose. Undergoing a mentoplasty in conjunction with nose surgery can ensure your facial features have a natural-looking, harmonious balance.
Everyone’s healing process is different, and Dr. Smith will discuss your recovery guidelines with you in detail prior to your surgery. That said, most patients will need to wear a dressing on the chin for a few days following surgery and avoid strenuous exercise for two or three weeks; Dr. Smith will clear you for increased activity as you heal. Dietary restrictions may also be necessary for a few days after your mentoplasty, which can make chewing temporarily uncomfortable. Lingering swelling will fade over a span of about four to six weeks and the full results of your chin surgery will become evident. For more information about chin surgery, or to schedule a mentoplasty consultation, please contact Smith Cosmetic Surgery today. Nationally recognized for his expertise in facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Smith welcomes patients from the greater Denver area and across the country. The bone structure, cartilage and skin tissue are then reshaped to achieve appropriate form and symmetry. The exterior tissue is then repositioned, and the incisions are closed.
Each mentoplasty procedure is different and is tailored to the patient’s unique features and cosmetic desires. Chin surgery may include:
Incisions for chin surgery are typically made just under the chin or inside the mouth along the boundary of the lower gums and lower lip. These locations provide good access to reform the bone structure and help conceal residual scars.