What is a chin procedure?

A chin procedure is designed to enhance or reshape the size of the chin. In doing so, it may remove signs of premature aging and improve the overall look of the face and neck.

Chin procedures are frequently performed simultaneously with nose surgery as well as other types of facial surgeries.

How is a chin procedure performed?

There are two types of chin procedures: chin reduction (mentoplasty) and chin augmentation (genioplasty).

With a chin reduction, Dr. Barry S. Citron makes incisions in the mouth or below the chin in order to reposition and sculpt the bones.

During a chin augmentation, Dr. Citron makes incisions inside the mouth, where the gum and lower lip come together, or in the natural crease under the chin. Then, an implant that is created to fit the new desired size and shape is inserted. The implant is made up of a synthetic material that mimics the feel of natural tissue.

What is recovery like following a chin procedure?

Patients can experience swelling, as well as pain and bruising, but can typically return to everyday activities within five to seven days after the procedure. Swelling may take several months to fully dissipate in order to see the full results from the procedure.

In addition, patients may be asked to avoid overexertion (i.e., exercising) and heavy lifting for approximately three weeks after the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for a chin procedure?

Ideal candidates for chin procedures need only be in good general health and may have a recessed (“weak”) chin.

For more information about chin procedures or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Citron, contact us today.