A strong and defined chin is usually associated with confidence while rounded cheeks reflect good health. However not everybody has well defined chin or cheeks. If a weak chin is preventing you from projecting your confident personality or if sunken cheeks are not reflecting your good health then a cheek and chin enhancement surgery could be a good option for you.
Chin enhancement or Mentoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve chin contours and cheek enhancement aims at emphasizing the cheeks. Cheek augmentation is usually combined with chin augmentation in order to address issues such as sunken cheeks, weak or receding chin, lack of facial contour, malformations of the chin due to birth defects or injury
Recovery time for chin or cheek enhancement is 1 to 2 weeks.
Week 1 – you will experience some swelling and bruising.
You might also experience temporary loss of sensation.
Week 2 – your stitches will be removed.
You will be able to see a more defined chin or cheeks.
For a good result it is imperative to follow all post operative instructions carefully.
You would be a suitable candidate for Cheek/Chin enhancement surgery if you
In a cheek enhancement surgery, an incision is made in the upper mouth near the top of the gum line or near the eye and then an implant is placed. Another option is the use of fat injections instead of implants.
Chin surgery is done either using chin implants, sliding genioplasty or through fat grafting. The procedure involves making an incision in the mouth or under a chin skin crease and either a small implant is placed or the bone is cut and its position is shifted forward.
There is a possibility of bleeding, scarring and infection. In rare cases the implant may shift, necessitating a second surgery to correct.
The recovery period is usually 1-2 weeks.
Solid flexible silicone and Gore-tex are commonly used in implants.
Your surgeon will suggest the most appropriate implant after evaluating your case.
General anesthesia is used.
The surgery takes approximately 1 - 2 hours.
You should be able to return to work in 2-7 days.