Chin Surgery Mexico
The chin can play a significant role in the overall balance and harmony of the face. If its size, shape, or position is off, it can have a minimizing or maximizing effect on the other facial features. Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, adds definition to the chin and promotes a balanced, harmonious facial profile. An implant can be placed to correct a receding chin, or the bone can be reshaped if it juts out prominently. For more information about chin surgery at the fully accredited Cancun, Mexico surgical facility of Perfection Makeover and Laser Center, please contact a patient coordinator at our practice today.
The specific chin augmentation surgery depends on the individual patient’s needs and goals. A patient with a prominent chin that juts out significantly will benefit from a chin reduction, in which the bone is reshaped. A receding chin will benefit from an implant or a surgical technique that moves the jaw bone forward to balance out the facial profile. Some patients may not be aware that chin augmentation is also often recommended to alter the appearance of the nose; a particularly weak chin can cause an otherwise normal-sized nose to look bigger than it is. Adjusting the chin can have a beneficial effect on the nose, too!
If you are concerned about bringing your facial features into better balance, speak to a member of our team at Perfection Makeover and Laser Center. We can help you evaluate your options and determine which facial plastic surgery procedures will best accomplish your cosmetic goals.
Chin implants safely and effectively enhance a weak chin. Made from synthetic materials, implants come in many shapes and sizes. They are customized to meet the patient’s desired facial dimensions. If our plastic surgeon recommends using chin implants to improve the appearance of your chin, during the surgery he or she will make a small incision and create a pocket to accommodate the implant, right above the bone along the lower jaw. The location of the incision will vary by patient – it could be either in the natural crease line underneath the chin, or inside the mouth where the gum and lower lip meet. In certain cases, the implant is affixed directly to the soft tissue or bone. The incision is then closed with soft sutures. After the patient has recovered, and the swelling from the surgery has gone down, he or she will notice how the implant creates greater definition and enhances the overall facial profile.
Other cases of a receding chin may require a mandibular advancement surgery, in which the actual jaw bone is moved forward. This surgery is more invasive, as it repositions the facial bones; thus, it is not for everyone. Your best option is to speak to a surgeon at our Cancun, Mexico practice to determine what type of chin surgery is right for you.
Others experience the opposite problem as a receding chin – a chin that juts out from the face. Chin reduction surgery improves the size and proportion of a prominent chin to the rest of the face. During a chin reduction, performed under general anesthesia for the patient’s benefit, the surgeon makes an incision in the mouth or underneath the chin, and gently sculpts the bone. The result is a more pleasing proportion and greater facial harmony.
After chin implant placement or chin reduction surgery, patients are usually required to wear a dressing over the chin for several days. During the immediate recovery from the surgery, the chin and jaw may be tender, so it’s a good idea to follow a liquid or soft foods diet. An over-the-counter pain medication can help with any discomfort, and your surgeon will check your progress and remove your sutures to make sure you are healing properly.
Some of the benefits to chin augmentation include:
Customizable to meet your needs
Strengthens the jaw line
Widens the chin
Improves the facial profile
Lengthens the face slightly
Durable and safe implants that come in various sizes, shapes, and materials
Complications during or after chin augmentation or chin reduction surgery are quite rare, but include adverse reaction to the anesthesia, migration of the implant, nerve damage, and post-surgical loss of sensation. In general, chin implants are very safe and even more so when placed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon.
If you’d like more information on how chin surgery can improve your facial appearance, contact the Cancun, Mexico professionals at Perfection Makeover and Laser Center. We would be happy to give you more information either by phone or email.
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