Mentoplasty Beverly Hills
Chin augmentation is an operation that can change a person’s profile by bringing out the chin or can give a more balanced look to the overall face. Dr. Joseph can choose a specific type and shape of implant to achieve the best possible result. If the problem is reducing the chin which involves removing excess bone or adjusting a severe overbite or underbite than a consultation with a oral or maxillofacial surgeon may be necessary.
Following chin augmentation surgery the patient returns in approximately 7 days for suture removal.
Augmentation / Implant
Known as mentoplasty typically to add projection or augment the chin an incision typically in the natural crease line just under the chin or sometimes inside the mouth, where gum and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, a space is created where an implant can be inserted. This implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configurations of the face. After implantation, fine sutures close the incision. When the incision is inside the mouth, no scarring is visible. If the incision is under the chin, the scar is usually imperceptible.