The Mentoplasty or chin surgery is a surgical procedure that means to achieve an increase in chin projection.

Chin augmentation is usually done to balance the face, making the chin longer or large compared to the nose.


The best candidates for chin augmentation are people with weak or receding chins, but have a normal bite.


There are several techniques, one is oral and the other external, used depending on patient preference.


In both the oral technique and the external technique, scarring is imperceptible.

Type of anesthesia:

Local with sedation


From 45 minutes to 1 hour

Time in hospital:

4 to 6 hours