Chin surgery or mentoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance and reshape the chin through an implant or by reduction surgery. The procedure is intended to restore facial balance, reshape and change the size of the chin in order to correct for acquired or congenital deformities of the face.
Chin surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure is carried out by placement of an implant through an incision inside the mouth, or under the chin, or by advancement of the chin bone.
After surgery, there will be some degree of discomfort, bruising and swelling for a few days. Dr. Said will give you detailed instructions on how to best handle your recovery.
The possible side-effects associated with chin surgery are temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness of the lip and chin, infection, hematoma, extrusion of the implant, nerve damage and bone erosion.
A more refined jawline, an enhanced profile and a harmonious face are the long-lasting results of chin surgery.