Cosmetic Surgery for the Chin

Very often correction of a receding chin is recommended in connection with nose surgery. A receding chin, particularly when accompanied by a slanting forehead, causes the face to look as though it tapers to a point if only a nasal cosmetic procedure is done.

The surgery, done under general or intravenous sedation, is performed upon patients of adolescent age and older. Chin surgery is generally done in the office surgical suite. A minimal external scar beneath the chin is placed in a natural fold and becomes a barely noticeable line. The chin implant used is of an extended type, which contours the jaw line for enhanced cosmetic appearance.