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Chin Surgery Procedure

Chin Surgery or mentoplasty is a procedure for changing the shape of the chin either by adding an implant or by moving part of the bone forward; or by removing part of the bone to improve a profile.

Tumescent Liposuction is a procedure used for removing a double chin. Microscopic surgical instruments provide for the removal of fat under the chin and in the neck area.

What is a Chin Surgery Procedure?

Chin surgery is a common plastic surgery procedure that involve the re-shaping of the bones of the chin in order to have a well proportioned and attractive face. Often if someone is having a nose surgery, the doctor will also recommend a chin surgery procedure that will balance out the new facial features perfectly. For people who really want to improve their looks, this combo can be life changing. Facial surgery is nothing to jump into, however, and you should learn as much as you can about your options, the requirements, and any risks involved in having a chin surgery procedure.

What’s Involved?

Chin surgery procedures fall into two categories. The chin can be enhanced with a chin implant or it can be reduced or re-shaped. The surgery is usually a procedure that effects the bones primarily. The chin bone can be re-shaped or reduced without causing problems to the lower jaw and facial movement. Implants are made of the patient’s bones, often the ribs or the pelvis. There are also synthetic implants available made of Gore-Tex, AlloDerm, silicone, and other materials.

Risks of Chin Surgery Procedures

As with all types of surgery, there are some risks associated with chin surgery procedures. While most patients are absolutely fine, some patients experience infections, swelling, hematoma, and numbness of the lower lip. Many of these problems can be avoided or taken care of quickly, and strange sensations often go away with time.

Taking Care

After a chin surgery procedure, it’s important to take care of yourself and not do anything that could cause damage or harm. In particular, your doctor will tell you not to chew for a period of time, which means you should get to know a blender and figure out some smoothie recipes in advance!