Chin surgery is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone (chin osteotomy). Many times, Dr. Monasebian may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
What Is Chin Osteotomy?
Chin Osteotomy is a surgery that involves cutting the bone of the chin to shorten, lengthen or align the chin to a more aesthetically pleasing proportion. It is also used to correct birth defects or fractures due to injury.
What Is Chin Reduction?
Chin Reduction surgery is performed to create a more pleasing contour of the lower face for those that feel their chins are too prominent, or large. Like chin osteotomy procedures, the bone of the chin may be cut along with reshaping and removing excess bone to balance the look of the face.