The chin is made more prominent by using an implant to project the contour of the chin to achieve balance in relation to the lips and nose. The implants are usually made of firm silicone rubber, but can be made from other synthetic materials. These implants are preformed and are supplied in various sizes and shapes.
In come cases, cutting an moving of the bone is an option. This is used when there is severe improper tooth position and a bad bite (malocclusion).
- The surgical procedure with local anesthesia in the office or general surgery in an ambulatory surgery center.
- An incision can be made under the chin in the natural crease or in the floor of the mouth.
- It is often combined with liposuction under the chin and neck (double chin).