Some patients have small chins that need to be moved forward to give a stronger chin profile. The insertion of a wrap around implant can give some width to the chin area so that it does not become too sharp looking. The implant is inserted with a tiny incision under the chin or inside the mouth.
Patients recover within 1 to 2 weeks. Depending on a patient’s anatomy, occasionally Dr. Moore will recommend a chin advancement instead of an implant.
In this procedure the bone of the chin is cut and advanced forward and kept in place with titanium plates and screws.
Some patients have chins that appear too large for facial harmony. To reduce the chin, an incision is made in the lower dental gum area inside the mouth. There is some swelling postoperatively, but most patients look presentable at 2 weeks after the procedure.