Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. A deficient or “weak” chin structure is the prevalent reason for this procedure; in which an implant is placed to enhance the appearance of the jaw line and profile.
Before your procedure, Dr. Hovsepian and his aesthetic team will meet with you to make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly, as well as answer any questions you may have. Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care are the hallmark of Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s patient experience.
Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills or Newport Beach surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, it is permitted with a few sips of water.
Chin augmentation (mentoplasty/genioplasty) surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by aftercare facility or hotel, where a "private duty" nurse is available.
The surgery itself generally takes one hour, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. Afterward, you will return to your home, aftercare facility or hotel conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.