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Cosmetic Chin Surgery is a technique of repositioning your chin to achieve the desired esthetic result. Chin augmentation has helped thousands of people improve their appearance by altering their facial contours. Good candidates for mentoplasty are those with a receding chin and a normal dental bite. If bite dysfunction is evident corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery may be necessary in conjunction with mentoplasty.
The first step in this process is a comprehensive exam of the face by Dr. Candelaria, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Hagen. During this visit Specialized Cephlaometric and Panoramic x-rays as well as facial photographs will be taken. After these diagnostic records are reviewed a follow-up consultation will be made. At this time Drs. Candelaria, Mitchell and Hagen will present their recommendations for your chin surgery. This will include facial/chin predication tracings to illustrate your projected esthetic chin surgery result. Your doctor will make a decision to either surgically move the chin bone forward, or use a plastic chin implant (prothesis) to achieve the desired results.
An appointment will be set up at mutual convenience. It is important not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the procedure and to have a driver with you to bring you home. You will be provided with written post-operative instructions and a spandex type pressure dressing to control swelling during the first 48 hours.
You will be prescribed some medication to relieve any minor discomfort during the immediate post-operative period. You will be seen again in approximately 7-10 days after the surgery for a routine follow-up visit.