Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a procedure to tailor and enhance the chin to create a desired effect. A weak chin can have a strong impact on the appearance of the face, making the nose look larger or the neck look weak. Chin augmentation can be used to make the chin stronger, wider, or longer to meet individual goals. It is often conducted with a rhinoplasty or other facial surgeries in order to create the overall desired results.
A mentoplasty involves inserting an implant of soft, flexible material, such as silicone, through an incision underneath the chin. This implant can be placed in a pocket or attached with screws to the bone for a longer-lasting result. The surgery takes about 30 minutes, and patients can usually return to work and other normal activities by the next day. Mentoplasty is considered a low-risk, safe procedure. This safety is further enhanced when you choose an experienced surgeon.