Chin Reshaping Surgery
Other terms: mentoplasty, genioplasty
Understanding Chin Surgery
Chin surgery is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.
Chin surgery, and other minor office procedures, can often be performed on the lower jaw line and chin area to improve proportions of the face and to help with one’s confidence and self-esteem to improve the harmony of facial features and improve the chin / jaw / cheek / forehead balance.
- Fillers : Chin contouring and augmentation, where moderate augmentation is needed, it can be done without surgery with semi permanent fillers such as hyaluronic acid.
- Bone surgery: Bone from the jaw itself can be moved forward, backward or downward in an operation called a mentoplasty or genioplasty.
- Silicon implants: Shaped silicone implants can be used to give more projection to the chin. Conversely, bone can be removed to decrease an overly projecting chin.
Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery or procedures to a patient having a rhinoplasty in order to achieve better facial proportions, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
Chin reduction can be done only with chin surgery, it can be either in width or in heights or in both to give more thin and feminine chin, this type of chin surgery is called a V-Line jaw surgery.
Consult with experienced surgeon for chin surgery in Johannesburg.