A strong, well-balanced chin is a crucial element of facial beauty. Chin surgery, otherwise known as mentoplasty surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can augment or reduce the size of your chin to create a more proportionate facial appearance.
Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab can enhance your chin through the surgical placement of an implant or through reduction surgery on the bone. He routinely performs chin surgery alongside other surgical cosmetic procedures such as a nose surgery or neck liposuction to compliment the new shape of the chin.
Ideal candidates for chin surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations. Younger patients may wish to have chin surgery to repair birth defects, while older patients may wish to add definition to the lower jaw and neck area. Chin surgery can treat the following:
The best candidates are non-smoking, in good health and possess realistic expectations. Dr. Khattab will be able to determine if chin surgery is right for you following a one-on-one consultation at our clinic.
The consultation: In order to have a good consultation, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health with Dr. Khattab. This includes current or former medical conditions, drugs or supplements you may be taking and physical activities you participate in. This information, combined with your cosmetic goals will help Dr. Khattab determine if chin surgery is right for you.
Surgery: You will receive a general or local anesthesia combined with sedation to keep you comfortable during surgery. Dr. Khattab will then make a small incision either inside your mouth (under the lower lip), or hidden underneath your chin. Depending on your specific goals, your procedure may involve facial implant insertion, advancement of your chin bone, or reduction on your chin bone. Following all chin procedures, your incisions will be secured with sutures. Internal incisions will be closed using dissolvable stitches.
Recovery: When you wake up from surgery, you may experience some swelling, pain and bruising. Bandages will be placed against any external incisions to minimize swelling and the risk of infection. Pain medication will also be available to help you manage discomfort. A specific recovery time line will be discussed after surgery. A normal recovery usually takes 1-2 weeks, while more strenuous activities should be restricted 3-6 weeks.
Results: Chin surgery can be used to increase or decrease the prominence of your chin. The final results of your procedure will become gradually apparent as bruising and swelling resolves over the course of a few weeks. At this point, you will notice improved contour and your chin will appear more in balance with your surrounding facial features.
If you’re ready to learn more about chin surgery, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.