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.
Dr. Mariotti is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving men and women in Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon and other communities in the East Bay. If you'd like to make an appointment, simply request a consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.
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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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.
Showing Off Your New Look
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.