Another name for chin augmentation is mentoplasty. This surgical procedure is designed for the purpose of creating a stronger jaw line. If your goal is to achieve a more symmetrical facial structure, this procedure will work wonders.
A receding chin—or a chin that is either too small or too large—can cause other facial features to look disproportionate and throw your entire profile out of balance. Chin augmentation (mentoplasty) is a surgical procedure that improves chin projection by creating the impression of a stronger jawline. At the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, this is accomplished through the use of facial implants.
Through chin augmentation surgery, you can create a more balanced and symmetrical facial appearance.
Are You a Candidate for Chin Augmentation in Seattle, WA?
One key thing to keep in mind when considering the procedure is that it’s not just about the chin itself, but about putting the whole profile into balance; therefore, you might want to consider chin augmentation if you:
- Were born with a smaller chin.
- Have a prominent nose along with a smaller chin, and desire to help balance your profile
- Have a recessive jawline
Get the Profile You’ve Always Wanted
Very often, chin augmentation is combined with nose surgery (rhinoplasty), to balance the nose in proportion to the chin, or a neck lift, which is used to improve the angle between the chin and neck.
Before your procedure, you’ll have a private consultation with Dr. Larrabee or Dr. Patel, who are facial procedure specialists. The two of you will consult together and draw up a customized plan, based on your cosmetic goals.
Chin augmentation surgery patients can return home the day of their procedure. However, as with most cosmetic procedures, you’ll need some time at home to rest following your chin surgery. While there will be slight swelling at first, the positive results of your procedure should be visible within a matter of days. Some level of bruising and swelling typically persists for one to two weeks.