Down through the ages, as depicted in the works of many famous artists, a strong chin has been considered a sign of physical beauty. A person with a receding chin is sometimes described as having a “weak” chin. Unfortunate as the wording may be, a receding chin can significantly affect the balance of the face.
Chin surgery for Danville, Walnut Creek and other East Bay patients can add volume to the chin, reduce it or move it forward to improve the contours of your face. Dr. Eric Mariotti has performed many of these procedures and can help determine if chin surgery may be right for you.
Why Chin Surgery?
Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, can bring your features into more pleasing proportions. This can be accomplished by enlarging a small or receding chin with the use of an implant or by decreasing the size of the chin to achieve better facial harmony. The best candidate for chin augmentation is an individual with a receding chin and a normal dental bite. For those with a bite dysfunction, jaw surgery in conjunction with mentoplasty may be necessary.
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What to Expect
Chin augmentation is accomplished with the use of an implant. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. An incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin and an implant is placed. In an alternative method called “sliding osteotomy,” a portion of the chin bone is permanently moved forward.
Your New Look after Chin Surgery
You will go home with a small pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication. Swelling, tenderness and possible local numbness gradually subside after a month or two. You can expect to return to your normal routine in 7 to 10 days.
Take the first step toward your dream look and contact us online or call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 to request a consultation.
*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.