The shape, size, and projection of your chin play a massive role in your overall facial contours and profile. Dr. Fathimani is a fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon with the artistic skills and intuition necessary to modify your facial contours and help you achieve harmony. Chin surgery allows us to improve your chin definition and elevate your facial contours.
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, 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: Recovery & Downtime
After the surgery, 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 chin surgery options.