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Chin Surgery in Turkey

Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.

Plastic surgery, and other minor office procedures, can often be performed on the lower jaw line and chin area to improve proportions of the face and to help with one’s confidence and self-esteem. These types of interventions are frequently suggested by board-certified plastic surgeons to improve the harmony of facial features and improve the chin/jaw/cheek/forehead balance.

Sometimes bone from the jaw itself can be moved forward in an operation called a mentoplasty or genioplasty. Alternatively, shaped silicone implants can be used to give more projection to the chin. Conversely, bone can be removed to decrease an overly projecting chin. Furthermore, modifications to the upper and/or lower jaw can be advised for improved chewing dynamics and occlusion – or how the teeth fit together. These operations can range from simple to very complex.

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Chin Surgery

Types of chin surgeries

Surgery can be performed on the chin to alter or improve its appearance. The two main types of chin surgery are either chin augmentation or chin reduction.

Chin augmentation/implants

Chin augmentation surgery is usually performed to augment an underprojected chin. Typically, this is accomplished by placement of an implant directly on the bone. A small incision is made either inside the mouth or underneath the skin of the chin. After the implant is placed, the incision is then closed with sutures. Mild swelling may occur for a few days, and patients usually are able to return to work within a week.

Chin reduction surgery

Chin reduction surgery, or chin shaving surgery, is performed to reduce a prominent or overprojected chin. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. A small incision is made either inside the mouth or underneath the skin of the chin. Excess bone is removed, and the chin is contoured to the desired shape. The incision is closed with sutures.



    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    The incision

    A chin surgery requires different incisions based on the technique used as well as on your surgeon's preferred approach. Some plastic surgeons work through through an incision inside the mouth, whereas other plastic surgeons perform the operation through an incision under your chin.

    Closing the incisions

    Sutures, skin adhesives or tapes close the skin incisions.

    See the results

    Your chin surgery will result in a bigger or smaller chin, depending on whether your goal was enhancement or reduction. The results of solid chin implants are permanent.


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    Chin Surgery Post-Op Instructions


    DAY 1

    Return home – the procedure is ambulatory and does not require a hospital stay.

    DAY 1-2

    You may feel aching, throbbing in the chin area

    DAY 6-8

    Bandage/dressing come off, stitches are also removed


    As with any major surgery, there are risks and complications associated with chin augmentations.  Infection is always a threat, as is adverse reaction to anesthesia.  Procedure specific complications include:

    • Implant moving, or shifting out of alignment
    • Blood clots
    • Rejection of implant by body, resulting in necessary removal

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Chin Implants Permanent?

    We can use a chin implant to improve the projection of your chin, reduce the visibility of your double chin, and enhance your jawline. This cosmetic procedure is known as a mentoplasty. During your procedure, we will secure a synthetic implant onto your jaw bone. Enhancing your profile is a good way to balance your nose, chin, and other facial features. Your chin surgery will create permanent improvements in your appearance.

    Your chin implant will be very strong and durable. As a result, this implant will permanently improve the contours of your face. Under most circumstances, you will not need to receive a replacement device during your lifetime. Although your cheeks, lips, and other facial features will continue to age, your enhanced chin should last for many years.

    Why Do I Have a Receding Chin?

    A receding chin develops when your chin projects too far back in relation to your other facial features. Scientists call this condition retrogenia. Your genes, the effect of age, and other conditions can cause you to have a receding chin.

    Your Genes

    The relationship between your lower and upper jaw will affect the appearance of your chin. If your lower jaw is set too far back, you may appear to have a receding chin. Your family history will influence the shape and overall appearance of your chin. If your mother, father, and other family members have receding chins, you will be more likely to have this facial feature.

    Under most circumstances, this condition will not cause you to experience discomfort or suffer from health problems. However, your receding chin may cause you to feel embarrassed about your profile.

    Your Age

    As you become older, you will be more likely to experience bone and tissue loss in your face. These changes can cause your chin to recede.

    Your Teeth

    If you used pacifiers or sucked on your thumb while you were a child, you might develop an overbite. An overbite occurs when your upper teeth overlap too far in front of your lower teeth. If you have a severe overbite, your chin may move back toward your ears. This change can make your chin look very small and undeveloped. In addition, you might look like you have a double chin.

    Am I a Good Candidate for a Chin Implant?

    If you don’t like the appearance of your chin, you may be a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. Before we improve your chin, we will carefully assess your facial structure. During this time, we will analyze the condition of your jaw and teeth. If you have a recessed chin and a healthy jaw, you may be eligible for an implant.

    However, you might not be able to receive this chin procedure if you are a smoker, have high blood pressure, or suffer from a bleeding disorder. In addition, you cannot receive an implant if your chin is still growing. Further, we will advise you to use a different technique to improve your appearance if you have significant bone loss in this part of your face.

    How Should I Prepare for My Chin Implant?

    If you are a smoker, we will advise you to avoid using products that contain nicotine before and after you receive your implant. In addition, we may advise you not to take aspirin and other types of blood-thinning supplements and medications. For example, you might have to stop taking vitamin E for a while. In addition, you will need to arrange for time off from your job or school.

    We may also advise you to obtain prescription medications before your appointment and set up a comfortable room where you can rest during the beginning of your recovery period. Since you will receive anesthesia during your procedure, you will not be able to drive yourself back home. As a result, you should also recruit a relative or friend to take you home after you receive your implant.

    What Will Happen During My Chin Procedure?

    This is usually an outpatient procedure. Before we improve your chin, we will give you anesthesia. Depending on your needs, we may provide general anesthesia that will cause you to be fully asleep during the rest of your appointment. Alternatively, you might receive local anesthesia that will numb the tissues in your chin. We will also provide sedation that will allow you to feel relaxed.

    After your anesthesia has started to work, we will make a very small incision under your chin. This incision will allow us to make space for your implant. Next, we will carefully insert your implant into your chin and mold this device around your chin bone. After your implant is in position, we will close up your incision and put bandages onto your chin. It will usually take us less than 60 minutes to finish this process.

    Will I Have a Long Recovery Period After I Improve My Chin?

    You will usually have a brief period of downtime after you receive your chin implant. Although your recovery period will depend on your health, age, and other factors, you will usually be able to return to your schoolwork or job within seven days. While your facial tissues are adjusting to your new implant, we may advise you to use cold compresses and take medication.

    In addition, you should be prepared to elevate your head and sleep with your face in an upright position for one to two days. We may also advise you to eat a liquid diet and avoid consuming solid foods during this time. Further, you will need to avoid playing sports, running, and engaging in other types of rigorous exercise for a while. After about three to four weeks, you will usually be able to return to your typical exercise routine.

    When Will I See the Final Changes in My Chin?

    You should see a positive change in your chin after your procedure is finished. As your facial tissues adjust to your new implant, your jawline and chin will continue to improve. You will usually see significant improvements within 30 days. You can expect to see the final changes in your chin within about three months.

    Will My Improvements Look and Feel Natural?

    Chin implants come in many different shapes and sizes. Many of these implants are made of a biocompatible material called silicone. Before we improve your chin, we will talk about your aesthetic desires and analyze the condition of your chin and jawline. During this time, we will take measurements of this area of your face. We will use this information to select an implant that will enhance your facial contours in a natural, attractive manner.

    Your implant will be designed to feel like your chin bone. As a result, your jawline and chin will feel natural after you receive your implant.