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Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is usually applied on chins with abnormal bone structures. This procedure is successful in the reduction of chins with very long jaw structure. After the surgery, the patient should be careful while dinking and eating, for about one month.

What is Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)?

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is an aesthetic surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the chin to achieve a balanced facial appearance. By enhancing the chin with implants or reshaping the chin bone, a proportional and aesthetic look can be achieved among facial features.


Chin surgery can be performed to enlarge or reduce the size of the chin. While beauty and attractiveness are subjective concepts, aesthetic features may vary based on individual preferences. However, certain profiles and contours play a role in determining how attractive a person appears. In aesthetically accepted profiles, an imaginary line vertically descending from the base of the nose to the front of the chin should be positioned 2 to 3 mm behind. While slight retro-positioning provides a good aesthetic look in females, a strong chin appearance is aimed for a masculine look in males.


In some individuals, the chin may be shorter, longer, smaller, or wider than desired, either due to congenital or acquired factors. Various methods can be employed to address such issues. When the chin structure is smaller than necessary, a chin implant can be used. To correct deformities in the chin shape, procedures involving shortening, repositioning, or moving a part of the chin may be considered. Additionally, medical aesthetic procedures such as filler or fat injections can also be beneficial. To maximize the benefits of chin surgery, a method tailored to the specific needs and expectations of the patient should be determined through proper planning.

How is Chin Surgery Performed?

The approach to chin surgery is determined based on the degree of the issue and the evaluation of the current condition specific to the patient. If the patient’s lower jaw is smaller than necessary and positioned backward, a chin implant can be used to achieve the desired enlargement.


Local or general anesthesia may be chosen depending on the scope of the chin surgery and the techniques applied. Incisions are made either inside the mouth or under the chin. The appropriate size of the chin implant is determined based on the patient’s expectations and needs. A socket is prepared in the most suitable position on the chin bone, and the implant is placed to enhance the overall appearance.


The shape, structure, and size of the implant are decided collaboratively by the patient and the surgeon. In some cases, bone or cartilage tissues from the patient may be used instead of an implant.


For advanced and more complex deformities, incisions and shifting may be necessary in the bone structures forming the lower jaw. This allows for resizing, enlarging, or correcting existing asymmetries in the chin.

Who Can Undergo Chin Surgery?

The development of facial bones is generally completed around the age of 18. Therefore, chin surgery is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18. However, in special cases, with the doctor’s approval and parental consent, chin surgery may be performed on individuals under 18.


In addition, individuals undergoing chin surgery should not have any health conditions that would pose a barrier to the surgery. Chin surgery can be performed on individuals with proportionality issues or deformities in the chin, such as protrusion, retrusion, being too small, too large, too long, or too short.

Is There Bruising After Chin Surgery?

Bruising may occur in the facial area after chin surgery. The location and severity of the bruising may vary depending on the intervention. In some cases, intense bruising concentrated under the chin may be accompanied by swelling in the chin area. However, these side effects are temporary, and they resolve on their own without the need for intervention.


The duration of skin bruising, swelling, or mild redness depends on the patient’s skin texture and structural characteristics. While these conditions may disappear within a few days in some patients, they may last a bit longer in others.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation with Fillers

Individuals who are dissatisfied with having a smaller-than-normal chin and are hesitant about undergoing chin surgery may consider non-surgical methods. In some cases, the individual’s health condition may also be a barrier to surgical interventions. In such situations, non-surgical methods come into play.


Among these methods, non-surgical chin augmentation with fillers is a popular option. Using filler materials, this procedure can be performed without surgery. By injecting filler materials into the chin area, individuals can achieve a larger chin without surgical intervention.


It is important to note that non-surgical chin augmentation with fillers does not provide permanent results. The results obtained through surgical intervention, i.e., chin surgery, are permanent as long as there are no complaints from the patient. However, the results obtained through the injection of filler materials during medical aesthetic procedures are temporary. The filler material used during the procedure is eventually metabolized by the body, and the chin area returns to its appearance before the filler injection.


The non-surgical procedure for chin augmentation with fillers is completed within an average of 15 minutes. The duration of how long the results obtained from filler injections will last varies depending on several individual factors. Generally, the results of non-surgical chin augmentation with fillers last between 12 to 18 months.


This period does not need to be waited out before repeating the filler procedure. Thus, individuals can undergo the procedure again to achieve a wider or larger appearance in the chin area. Non-surgical chin augmentation with fillers is suitable for both women and men.

Chin Surgery Prices

Chin surgery prices can vary depending on various factors. The scope of the procedure, the type of intervention in the chin area, the experience of the doctor, and the pricing policy of the clinic are considered to determine chin prices for each patient. The success of the operation depends on individual planning, the application of correct techniques by the doctor, and the doctor’s expertise and experience.

Operational Process

During the operation, incisions are made inside the mouth and in the patient’s neck area. Chin surgery may involve intervention in the chin bones. Depending on the desired chin structure, the chin tip bones can be pushed back or brought forward. If necessary, a chin implant can be used. The procedure is completed by stitching the incision areas.


For the first few days after chin surgery, it is necessary to consume liquid foods and gradually transition to solid foods. The recovery time may vary depending on the procedure but generally lasts 3-4 weeks. Patients do not experience difficulty in mouth movements after the operation. To prevent infection, prescribed medications should be taken regularly, and hygiene should be maintained meticulously.

Chin Surgery Treatment & Recovery Process

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1 day (Before the operation)
  • 2-3 days (After the operation)
  • 1 week (if single chin)
  • 2 weeks (if the upper and lower jaws are together)
  • 6-12 months

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