In Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Michigan

A well-defined chin helps give balance to the face. Mentoplasty, otherwise known as chin augmentation, can eliminate signs of premature aging that undermine your self-confidence or simply help you achieve the facial harmony you desire.

What is Chin Augmentation?

Fortunately, chin augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make a major difference. During augmentation of the chin, incisions are made either in the mouth or under the chin and the bone is sculpted to a more suitable size and shape. The procedure, depending on the extent of the work, takes from less than an hour to approximately three hours.

Recovery after Chin Augmentation

Chewing will be limited immediately after surgery. A liquid and soft food diet may be required for a few days. Most patients feel a stretched, tight sensation after the surgery, but this usually subsides in a week. Rigorous activity may be prohibited for the first few weeks, but after six weeks most of the swelling will be gone. Normal activity can be resumed after about ten days.

Chin Augmentation at BOYD

For more information about facial options, different facial products, and other procedure information patients are encouraged to visit our office or call ahead at 248 -433-1901 or 734-699-600 for the Ann Arbor location. We can schedule a consultation and help you prepare a procedure. Fill out our online form for other inquiries, information, or comments.

To learn more about Dr. Boyd’s experience as a plastic surgeon, patients can visit the Meet The Doctor Page. Patients can read about Dr. Boyd’s education, experience, and cosmetic approach.