Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)
Chin surgery is a customizable facial procedure performed to enhance or reduce the chin. It is best known for creating natural and attractive harmony between the lower face and other features. If you feel self-conscious about the way your chin looks, this time-tested procedure may be the solution.
Dr. Stan Castor has a history of helping patients achieve optimal results through chin implant and reduction procedures. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the necessary skills and experience to create the flattering outcome you desire.
Schedule a complimentary consultation at 813-971-2000 to learn if chin surgery is right for you. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Chin Surgery?
Also known as mentoplasty, chin surgery typically involves placing an implant to enhance chin shape and size. Alternatively, reduction surgery on the bone can be used to refine a chin that is too large or projects too far. Chin surgery has a wide appeal because it offers:
- Improved facial balance
- A relatively short recovery
- Permanent results
Am I a Chin Surgery Candidate?
Many adults are excellent chin surgery candidates. As with any procedure, it is necessary to attend an in-person consultation to find out if chin surgery is appropriate for you. You can learn about your candidacy without making any upfront commitments by scheduling a complimentary consultation at our practice.
During your initial visit to Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Castor will listen to your goals for chin surgery. You can also expect him to examine your facial structure and ask about your relevant medical history. From there, he will determine if this procedure is right for you.
You may choose to undergo chin surgery to correct concerns such as:
- A weak or recessed chin
- Chin asymmetry
- An overly large or wide chin
- An unbalanced facial profile
- Excess fat below the chin
It’s also somewhat common for rhinoplasty patients to pursue this procedure. That is because chin size and shape can affect our perception of the nose. For some people, thoughtful adjustments to both facial features are the best way to achieve the desired result.
Chin Surgery Techniques
Dr. Castor performs two main types of chin surgery: augmentation and reduction. Augmentation is carried out using a silicone implant that is specially designed for you. An incision will be made either on the inside of your mouth or under your chin. Dr. Castor will then place the implant within a small pocket in the underlying tissue and close your incisions. Your chin implant is created to last a lifetime, but it can be easily removed or revised if you choose to change its appearance later on.
Meanwhile, reduction surgery involves incisions within your mouth or under your chin to reveal the underlying muscle and tissue. Any excess fat can be removed with liposuction, although chin reduction surgery will focus more on the bone. To effectively reduce the size of your chin, Dr. Castor will need to reshape the bone until it reaches the desired size.
Keep in mind that these techniques are performed under general anesthesia from the comfort of our onsite state-accredited office surgical suite. Surgery time can vary from 30 minutes to upwards of two hours.
Chin Surgery Recovery and Results
Chin surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. You can expect to experience some manageable and temporary discomfort. The average patient chooses to take a week off work. After two weeks, you should be able to resume most of your normal activities.
Chin surgery results are permanent. You should expect to enjoy your new look for years to come, though aging will affect your appearance. View our chin implant before and after gallery to see what Dr. Castor has achieved for other patients.
Schedule Your Tampa Bay Chin Surgery Consultation
Learn if chin surgery can accomplish your aesthetic goals. Call 813-971-2000 today to arrange your complimentary consultation with Dr. Castor. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.