When the chin is too small for the face, augmentation can often produce dramatic improvement in facial features. Very often it is necessary to recommend surgery for a receding chin either in connection with a nasal plastic operation, a face-lift, liposuction, or as an isolated procedure. This procedure carries a high success rate and, in most cases, adds the “finishing touch” when reconstructing facial harmony.
The operation is usually performed from inside the mouth through an incision just above the crease between the lower lip and gum. Medical grade mesh is our choice to increase the chin projection by supporting the soft tissue overlying the mandible or jaw bone. The implant is placed on the jaw bone so that the soft tissues (skin, fat and muscles) rest upon the implant, not the bone.