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Chin surgery is known as mentoplasty. Chin plastic surgery is a procedure that aims at either reshaping the chin either by enhancement with an implant or it’s a reduction surgery on the bone. It is not uncommon for a plastic surgeon to recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose-surgery in order to achieve facial proportion since the size of the chin may make the perceived size of the nose bigger or smaller. In most cases chin surgery gives the face more balance.
A chin that is defined helps give balance to the face and influences how a person’s profile looks. Usually, people when they look in the mirror, focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears or fine wrinkling of the skin. Not a lot of them pay attention to their chins with the same sort of focus. But having a weak chin or a double chin is not an asset.
Plastic surgery professionals, who specialize in rhinoplasty, or surgery of the nose, will often suggest that changes in chin size or shape could further improve the facial proportion. Any successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good relationship between patient and the plastic surgery professional. As with plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are necessary to make the operation a success.
Doctors will often tell you that the key to success is the understanding of all aspects of the surgery. A nice balanced profile can be usually achieved by inserting an implant in the chin. Another procedure involves moving the bone forward to build up a receding chin. Also the chin reduction of a jutting or too prominent chin is possible in chin surgery. This is usually done by sub mental liposuction where excess fatty tissue is removed to redefine the chin or neckline of the patient. Sometimes if there’s a contributing problem of birth defects in the structure of the jaw itself, chin surgery of the jaw will improve how the face looks and functions.
Your choice of a board certified and experienced professional is important regardless of you being interested in chin surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons. Your doctor will first of all examine your chin and jaw to pinpoint problems and make suggestions. Sometimes the surgeon will suggest chin surgery as a supplement to a nose job because, on occasion, a small chin can make the nose appear larger. Next your surgeon will weigh other factors that could influence the outcome of surgery such as age, skin type as well as your psychological preparedness.
Finally, the surgical procedure will be described in detail along with reasonable projections and expected outcomes. If you decide to have the cosmetic chin surgery your surgeon will describe the technique indicated, the type of anesthesia to be used, the surgical facility, any additional surgery, and risks and costs.
Most facial plastic surgeries make it possible to enhance your appearance as well as reduce signs of premature aging that undermine your self-confidence. By changing how you look, facial plastic surgery can improve your self-image so its benefits are not only physical but psychological as well.