Chin Augmentation / Implants

Chin Augmentation / Implants - Chin Augmentation / Implants

Mentoplasty, or chin surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the structure of the chin and provide a more harmonious balance to one’s facial features. Enhancing the chin can be achieved through either chin augmentation or chin reduction. Chin augmentation involves the insertion of a chin implant. This procedure results in a stronger, more defined jawline. Chin reduction involves submental liposuction, where fat deposits are removed and helps provide a smoother chin contour. This can help eliminate the appearance of a double chin.

Chin Augmentation / Implants

Pre / Post Operative Instruction For Mentoplasty

Pre / Post Operative Instruction For Mentoplasty - Chin Augmentation / Implants
  • Keep your head elevated 12” to 18” above the level of your heart by using pillows. DO NOT LIE FLAT.
  • Sleep on your back.
  • Do not take Aspirin or ibuprofen. Use only acetaminophen (Tylenol) or the medication prescribed by your physician.
  • Do not take oral Vitamin E for one week.
  • No bending over or heavy lifting for one week.
  • Limit strenuous activity or exercise for three weeks.
  • You may shower the day after surgery (after the dressing is removed). Please do not let the force of the water hit directly on the incisions.
  • Minor oozing of blood may occur immediately after surgery. If this happens, apply gentle pressure to the area for 15 minutes. If the bleeding persists, please call our office @ 784-7722.
  • Avoid direct sun for two month, then use sunscreen SPF #15 or higher whenever you anticipate sun exposure.
  • No smoking.