Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty/genioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin. Usually, an implant is placed directly on the bone to add more projection. However, sometimes the bone, itself, can be slid either forward or backward to reshape the chin, making it either more or less prominent without an implant. Many times a plastic surgeon 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. Even a slight enlargement of the chin can be used to make the neckline longer and more youthful. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
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