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What is Chin Surgery? “Mentoplasty”

By October 24, 2011 No Comments

What is Chin Surgery?

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Many times Dr. Layke or Dr. Danielpour may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we feel that chin surgery may help provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.

Enhancing your appearance with facial implants

The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your face is disproportionate — the chin is recessed, the jaw undefined or cheeks are flat — it can significantly affect your self image.

At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we believe that refined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.

If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you. While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheekbones, chin and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants.

Facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features.

Is it right for me?

Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence. This procedure is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement of facial contours

Contact us at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group today for a consultation at (310) 853-5147!