Mentoplasty is also commonly referred to as Chin surgery. Mentoplasty is the method of the beatification of chin that is performed by both males and females. The Chin Surgical procedure is considered to be one of the most famous cosmetic procedures in Turkey and the rest of the world. The chin plays a very significant role in the appearance of people. So, Mentoplasty can be used to correct facial features and restore confidence to people.
Mentoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to enhance the appearance of the chin, correct malfunctions of the chin and reshape the chin. There has been a rapid development of the Mentoplasty procedure in recent times and this is as a result of the rapid advancement of the technology field. The Mentoplasty procedure has been growing rapidly in popularity, particularly among models who are interested in having a long chin that suits the face and the profession they practice.
Mentoplasty is the cosmetic procedure that can be used to alter the appearance of the chin so that it will become more consistent with the face. There are also Mentoplasty procedures that can be used to extend or reduce the chin according to the desires of the patient. Mentoplasty procedures can be used in the beautification of the chin to make the face appear more beautiful and harmonious.
There are many reasons why people can be interested in undergoing a Mentoplasty procedure and one of the most important reasons is to reshape a chin out of proportion or as part of craniofacial reconstruction after a trauma, orthognathic surgery or cancer surgery. Mentoplasty procedures can be used reposition facial bones to correct deformities that might affect a patient’s ability to eat or chew normally.

Mentoplasty Procedure

The Mentoplasty procedure is a procedure that requires the patient to be put under the influence of general anesthesia. This procedure cannot be performed using local anesthesia. In order to begin the process of the chin surgery, there will be an agreement between the doctor and the patient on the site of the surgical procedure. However, this procedure is often performed in a small area and is not visible so there is no need to worry about the section. The effect of the chin surgery will disappear quickly if the patient follows all the instructions given by the doctor. Surgical incisions are created under the chin or inside the mouth. The doctor will then cut through many layers of tissue and make a pocket in the connective tissue inside the chin.

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Chin augmentation before and after

The procedure of chin surgery often varies according to the needs of the patient. If the patient is interested in enlarging the chin, the doctor will inject some fat or insert an implant in the skin and if the patient is interested in reducing the size of the chin, the doctor will remove some fat and reshape the bones of the jaw to get the desired shape of the patient. The insertion of an implant should take about 30 to 60 minutes. Altogether, the Mentoplasty procedure should take about 3 hours. After this, the doctor will close the surgical incision and put the necessary bandages and wait for the patient to wake up before removing the bandages to see the results of the procedure.
In order to be able to undergo chin surgery, the patient must have healthy mental and psychological health. The patient must be more than 20 years old in order to make sure that the growth of the chin has stopped. It is also important that the patient should not have any type of disease and must not take any anticoagulants. The patient is also advised to avoid smoking for many months before the procedure and after the procedure.
The proper recovery period for the Mentoplasty surgical procedure is about two weeks after the procedure or several months after the procedure, depending on the condition of the patient. The doctor in charge of the procedure will determine the proper recovery period for the procedure. During the recovery period, it is important that the patient remain fully relaxed and should be careful when eating soft foods and try to avoid eating solid food. The patients are also advised to use special pillows during their recovery period.


The chin reduction procedure is often done by patients who consider the size of their chin to be too big or have a protruding chin. This procedure can be done by direct reduction which involves the doctor making an incision under the chin or inside the mouth in order to remove excess bone and fat from the chin.


This surgical procedure involves the insertion of chin augmentation implants. The implants that are used for the chin augmentation procedure are often synthetic and usually made of silicone. Other kinds of materials that are used to make chin implants include expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE or Gore-Tex), acellular dermal matrix product (alloderm) and polyethylene. These synthetic implants are often developed in different sizes and shapes.
The chin implant surgery can also be performed by using injectable fillers to build up the chin and make it more prominent. This technique is often used for chin augmentation. There are many products that can be used as injectable fillers for chin augmentation and they often contain Hyaluronic acid, Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), collagen and hydroxylapatite. Hyaluronic acid and Collagen are often used as temporary fillers so that cannot last more than a few months because they will eventually be absorbed by the body. Injectable fillers like the Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) are permanent and cannot be absorbed by the body.