Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
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Many times Dr. Markelov may recommend chin surgery to a patient having rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
Am I a good candidate for chin surgery?
Improving the shape of the chin can be accomplished with several techniques. A consultation with Dr. Markelov can provide you with the information you need to make the best choice.
What should I expect during chin surgery?
In chin surgery, incisions are made either in the mouth or under the chin. Dr. Markelov either sculpts the bone or inserts a synthetic implant to change chin contour.
What post-operative instructions will I need to follow after my chin surgery?
Post-operative discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications. Chewing will probably be limited immediately after chin surgery, and a liquid and soft food diet may be required for a few days after surgery. After approximately six weeks, most swelling will be gone, and you can enjoy the results of your procedure. Rigorous activity may be prohibited for the first few weeks after surgery. Normal activity can be resumed after approximately ten days.