Mentoplasty (Chin Augmentation)


A well-defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. Surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty often suggest that changes in chin size or shape may enhance a profile as much as rhinoplasty.

Using silicone in chin augmentation can be said to be one of the safest way in doing this surgery. There are 2 types of silicone which can be used in this procedure which are instant silicone or custom made silicone to bring out the best fit shape for you.

Surgical Procedures

  1. The surgery is performed under sleep medications follow by local anesthesia to make the patient become comfortable.

  2. An incision will be made either in the natural crease line just under the chin or inside the mouth, where gum and lower lip meet.

  3. The surgeon will create a space where an implant can be inserted.

  4. After the implantation, the surgeon will use fine sutures to close the incision. When the incision Is inside the mouth, no scarring is visible.

Post-Operative Care

  1. Apply cold compress until the swelling is gone.

  2. Sleep on high pillow for good blood circulation so the swell will heal faster.

  3. Avoid smiling or laughing in the first period after the surgery.

  4. Use straw when drinking water.

  5. No spicy food, seafood, fermented food. alcohol drinks and smoking.

  6. No alcohol drinks and smoking for 2 weeks after the surgery.

  7. Rinse your mouth out with salt water or mouthwash persistently.

  8. No exercise for 10 days.

  9. Remove the plaster after 3-5 days.

  10. The follow-up date is 1 week after the surgery.