Chin Enhancement

CHIN ENHANCEMENT, or mentoplasty, refers to building up a “weak” chin to balance facial structures. This is more important aesthetically than one assumes on first consideration. Chin and cheekbones are often the basics of a beautiful, or handsome face. A strong chin can balance a large nose, and often is suggested when doing nasal reduction surgery. I usually insert a small silicone implant from inside the lower lip. There are no visible scars and the result is instant. Post operatively there is a tape dressing for several days. Complications are few, and should be discussed fully prior to surgery.

I recent years I have been enhancing the chin with fat grafting, which is fast and elegant. The down side is not all the fat survives and the procedure usually has to be performed twice.