Chin Augmentation surgery is known as mentoplasty.* Chin 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.
A nice balanced profile can usually be 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 submental 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.*
About the Chin Reconstruction Examples
The following photos of chin reconstruction surgery are real and unaltered.* Do not view them unless you are prepared to see graphic images including skin wounds and surgical procedures.*
The objectives of these slide shows are to introduce you to Dr. Morganroth’s unique facial reconstruction procedures and provide you with a greater understanding of the final outcomes that he can achieve despite significant tissue loss.*
These cases do not represent the typical, small, and simple reconstructions representative of the majority of Mohs surgery patients.* Instead, they illustrate some of the larger defects and more advanced and proprietary reconstruction techniques.* They do not necessarily represent your skin cancer, defect diameter or depth, or the reconstruction choice and outcome.*
To view our before and after presentation on Chin Reconstructive Surgery, please click the highlighted link below. These examples were performed by Dr. Greg Morganroth of the California Skin Institute.
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.