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Elevate Your Facial Contours

The chin is the lowermost part of the face, and its shape and size can affect the overall appearance of the face. A weak or receding chin can make the nose appear larger, while a chin too large can make a face look top-heavy. If you’re dissatisfied with the shape and contours of your chin and jawline, Dr. Fathimani offers personalized chin surgeries to bring harmony to your facial features.

What is Chin Surgery?

Chin surgery in Lone Tree, also called mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the chin’s shape and/or size. The surgery can make the chin more pointed or rounded, change the height and width of the chin, or change its shape to improve your overall facial proportions. There are many different types of chin surgery, and the type of chin surgery you receive will depend on your individual needs and goals. A well-defined chin can give you a more balanced, youthful appearance.

Chin Surgery Can Correct:

  • Weak or recessed chin
  • Overly large or narrow chin
  • Overly narrow or small chin
  • Improper chin angle
  • Insufficient chin projection

Benefits of Chin Surgery:

  • A more proportional and balanced facial appearance
  • A stronger chin that provides support for the lower facelift
  • Improvement of a “double chin” or “ turkey neck”
  • Diminished appearance of wrinkles around the mouth
  • A sharper, more defined jawline

Types of Chin Surgery

Chin Narrowing
Chin narrowing is exactly what it sounds like — the surgeon will make the chin smaller and more refined. This is a good option for those with a large or overly wide chin that’s out of proportion with the rest of the face.

Chin Expansion
Expansion surgery is the opposite of narrowing—the surgeon will make the chin larger and wider. The surgeon may make an osteotomy in the middle of the chin, following which the two segments will be separated, and a plate will be positioned in between.

Chin Advancement
Chin advancement is meant for patients with a receded or weak chin, i.e., a chin lacking projection. The surgeon may reposition the chin bone to make it protrude outwards, and the neck muscles may also be pulled to create a better outline.

Chin Surgery: Recovery & Downtime

After your chin surgery in Lone Tree, your chin will be wrapped in a bandage. You will also have a small drain to help remove excess blood or fluid. The drain is usually removed the day after surgery. You will likely have some swelling and bruising around your chin. This is normal and will subside over time. To help with the swelling, prop up your head with pillows when you sleep or lie down. Apply ice to your chin for the first few days after surgery.

You must take pain medication as needed. Most people feel well enough to return to normal activities within a few days. However, strenuous activity, such as exercise, should be avoided for at least a week. You will likely have a follow-up appointment a week or so after surgery. At this appointment, your doctor will check on your healing and give you any final instructions. There is usually no visible scarring from chin surgery because the incisions are made under the chin or inside the mouth.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a multi-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic surgery. He specializes in cutting-edge surgical techniques that improve facial contours without leaving prominent or obvious signs of surgical manipulation. If you’re unhappy with the shape or proportions of your chin, please schedule a consultation to explore your options for chin surgery in Lone Tree.

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