A chin of appropriate size and configuration is necessary to achieve overall facial balance and harmony and provide a more natural and youthful appearance. Correction of an underdeveloped (or “weak”) chin is considered alone, with nasal surgery, or coincident with surgery designed to improve the chin-neck angle.
The surgery may be performed under local or twilight anesthesia from the time of adolescence onward. Augmentation of the chin is performed by placing the implant through a tiny incision in the crease beneath the chin. The implant is made of a synthetic medical-grade inert material, which feels similar to the tissue normally found in the chin. Chin augmentation adds less than one hour to surgery when combined with other procedures. Mentoplasty, alone, may be done as an office or outpatient procedure.