Plastic Surgery Under Chin
Cosmetic plastic surgery under the chin aims at reshaping the chin either by enhancement with an implant, by reduction of the bone or by reduction of excessive fat and tissue. There are several ways that plastic surgery under the chin can help bring balance to the face. One procedure does so by inserting a silicone implant in the chin. Another procedure involves moving the bone forward to build up a receding chin. The reduction of a chin that is too prominent is another problem that can be addressed with chin surgery.
Chin Augmentation Surgery: Mentoplasty is a way of providing cosmetic improvement for a small chin. It is usually performed with a silicone chin implant. A small incision under the chin is made and a small pocket above the chin bone and below the muscle is created. The customized implant goes into this pocket, where it will remain firmly in place.
Chin Reduction Surgery: Genioplasty is a form of chin reduction often used to treat a poorly developed chin (microgenia). This surgery aims at altering a protruding chin by removing excess bone from the chin bone. If you have a projected chin, Dr. Serota alters it by detaching the tip of the chin bone and sliding it forward to augment the contour.
Correction of a Double Chin: If you have a double chin with excess skin, fat or muscle cording beneath your chin, then a submental lipectomy may be needed to adequately correct this area. To take care of this problem properly, a small incision is made under your chin, and then the fat in this region is removed using liposuction. The muscles that cause the bands in this area can be also cut or sutured together.
If you are interested in plastic surgery under the chin in Denver, Dr. Serota would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com today to schedule a consultation.