Cosmetic chin surgery
Cosmetic chin surgery, which is also called mentoplasty, is a great way to make yourself look not just younger, but healthier, stronger and more decisive. In both men and women, a strong, well-made chin creates an impression of confidence, purposefulness and determination. The chin is also the tentpole where the neck muscles are attached, so a chin implant can improve the look of the neck as well.
A chin implant can balance your nose, improve your profile and make your whole jawline look better. In a number of patients, this replaces the need for a nose job entirely. In other patients, it is performed along with a nose job to bring balance and harmony to the face. Cosmetic chin surgery can make a previously uninteresting face look strikingly attractive.
How mentoplasty is done
Before the cosmetic chin surgery can begin, the surgeon selects the right chin implant for your face — or, if necessary, custom-makes one. Then, in the mentoplasty itself, the surgeon makes an incision under your chin and inserts the implant in a pocket on your chin bone. This procedure should not take more than an hour — probably less.
Five to six days later, you can have your sutures taken out. There may be swelling and bruising around the chin and neck, and possibly some stiffness when smiling or talking, which will last for a week to ten days. Your surgeon will prescribe oral antibiotics both before and after the procedure to help protect you from infection. The chin implant will be permanent.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is undoubtedly Charlotte NC’s top surgeon for mentoplasty. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has done only facial plastic surgery since 1988. He has not had to remove a chin implant in twenty years of practice. If you live in or near Charlotte NC and you’re interested in cosmetic chin surgery, call today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.