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WHAT IS

Chin Augmentation Surgery

Chin surgery is also called Mentoplasty. It is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Sometimes a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery procedures are most often performed in an outpatient setting, and the type of anesthesia administered will depend on your particular case. The surgeon and his staff will discuss all the options and assure that you are comfortable with all aspects of the procedure.

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WHAT ARE THE

Benefits of Chin Augmentation Surgery

Benefit One
Chin surgery helps provide an even balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.

Benefit Two
Patients report feeling more confident and self-assured after surgery.

Benefit Three
The procedure may involve manipulation of the jaw, so that patients with an uneven bite will experience a more balanced alignment of upper and lower teeth.

 

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TYPES OF

Chin Augmentation Surgery

Augmentation – An implant is placed to reshape the chin or a reduction of existing structure is performed.

Augmentation including Jaw Manipulation – Any irregularities in the alignment of the jaw is also corrected with this procedure.

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WHO IS A

Candidate for Chin Augmentation Surgery?

If any of the following conditions apply to you, you may be a candidate for Chin Augmentation Surgery:

  • A weak or receding chin.
  • A protruding chin.
  • A chin cleft or chin dimple.

Related Procedures

Blepharoplasty – Eye Lift

Botox and Cosmetic Fillers

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Skin Tightening

Necklift

Chin Augmentation Surgery Results

Results are long-lasting. Implants blend in well with existing facial structure and there is rarely a need for additional surgery. Patients report an increased level of self-confidence and scars are rarely visible. LIV Plastic Surgery chin augmentation physicians are experts in this field and can achieve the look you want for your chin.

 

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Pre-Surgery Consultation

X-rays will be taken of the face and chin. You will need to have a pre-surgery consultation with a LIV Plastic Surgery doctor during which time you will be asked a number of questions about your medical history. You will be requested to submit blood work to rule out pre-existing conditions that impact your safety during surgery, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Prospective patients should be in general good health, and should advise the doctor about any previous dental surgeries or existing issues with teeth and gums, or previous facial surgeries. The desired outcome regarding shape and size will be discussed in detail.