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What is Chin Surgery?

Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, WA, is designed to reshape the chin either through augmentation with implants or reduction of bone to achieve better facial balance and harmony. This procedure can significantly enhance facial proportions and is tailored to each patient’s specific aesthetic goals.

Dr. Day offers two main types of chin surgery:

  1. Chin Augmentation: For patients with a recessed or small chin, Dr. Day can enhance its size and projection using implants, helping to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile.

  2. Chin Reduction: For those with an overly prominent chin, Dr. Day skillfully reduces and reshapes the chin bone to create a more proportionate and subtle chin contour.

Dr. Day often combines chin surgery with other facial procedures, like rhinoplasty, to optimize overall facial harmony. Ideal candidates for chin surgery with Dr. Day are in good health, have realistic expectations, and are seeking to improve their facial contours. Consulting with Dr. Day is crucial to discuss the best approach for achieving desired results, tailored to the individual’s unique facial structure and aesthetic objectives.

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Good Candidates for Chin Surgery

Individuals considering chin surgery with Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, WA, often seek to address specific chin-related concerns that impact their facial harmony, including:

  1. Recessed or Weak Chin: Those with a chin that appears too small or recedes in relation to their nose and forehead may opt for chin augmentation to enhance projection and create a more balanced profile.

  2. Protruding Chin: Individuals with a chin that extends too far forward or appears overly prominent might seek chin reduction to achieve a softer, more proportionate facial contour.

  3. Asymmetry: Some people have chins that are asymmetrical or uneven, which can be corrected to achieve better facial balance.

  4. Squared or Rounded Chin: Individuals desiring a more defined chin shape, such as a more pronounced or squared appearance, might consider chin surgery to reshape the contour of their chin.

  5. Fleshy or Double Chin: While not always addressed through bone manipulation, concerns about excess soft tissue under the chin can be discussed with Dr. Day, as liposuction or other techniques might be recommended in conjunction with chin surgery to refine the jawline and neck area.

Dr. Day’s expertise in chin surgery allows him to tailor the procedure to address these specific concerns, ensuring that the outcomes align with each patient’s unique aesthetic goals and contribute to overall facial harmony. A detailed consultation with Dr. Day is crucial for discussing these concerns and exploring the best surgical options to achieve the desired results.


Benefits of Chin Surgery

Following surgery, you can enjoy an improvement in the shape and size of your chin. Chin surgery helps to resolve a receding chin, or an overly pointed chin, and create a more defined jawline. In addition, it can leave you with a more attractive and balanced face as well as greater self-confidence. Rest assured, you’ll enjoy natural results that stand the test of time when you undergo a chin procedure here at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery.

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What to Expect During Your Chin Surgery Procedure

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day offers two primary methods for chin surgery: chin implants and genioplasty, tailored to meet individual aesthetic goals.


For patients with recessed or underdeveloped chins, chin implants might be the ideal solution. Dr. Day will assist in selecting the perfect implant to complement your facial structure. The procedure involves a small incision either under the chin or inside the mouth, through which Dr. Day creates a space for the implant. He then carefully positions the implant to enhance facial balance and achieve the desired contour.


Alternatively, genioplasty is an option for those looking to adjust the chin’s prominence, either by advancing or reducing it. This procedure starts with an incision inside the mouth near the lower lip. Dr. Day then precisely cuts the chin bone, allowing it to be moved to a more aesthetically pleasing position. The repositioned bone is secured with a titanium plate, ensuring stability and enhancing facial harmony.


Each technique is chosen based on the patient’s specific needs and desired outcomes, with Dr. Day ensuring a personalized approach to achieve optimal facial proportions and aesthetics.

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Recovering From Chin Surgery

Given that genioplasty entails altering the bone structure and repositioning skin tissue, its recovery period tends to be more extensive compared to procedures involving chin implants. Regardless of the chosen method, patients can expect some degree of swelling and discomfort initially, which naturally diminishes over time. To ensure maximum comfort during this recovery phase, Dr. Kris Day will provide appropriate pain management options and advise a diet of soft foods until the healing process is adequately advanced. Typically, patients find they can resume work and their usual daily activities within just a few days following the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chin Surgery

There are two different forms of chin surgery: augmentation (implants) and genioplasty. Chin augmentation is when silicone or 'PEEK' implants are placed under the soft tissues to make the chin area more prominent. A genioplasty is performed to reshape the look of the chin by moving the bone forward, backward, or narrowing it.

Chin implants are usually long-lasting and don’t require a replacement. However, if you decide you’d like a different chin down the road, we can remove your implant and replace it with a new one.

Absolutely! Chin surgery can add greater definition in the lower third of your face, giving you a more youthful appearance. For optimal results, you may want to combine it with another procedure like a facelift, rhinoplasty, or botox.

Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, makes incisions for chin implant surgery inside the mouth or under the chin.

A chin implant changes the look of both the face and the neck area. It creates a more defined jawline and an overall proportional look.

Risks of chin surgery include asymmetry, pain and discomfort, infection, bleeding, and numbness.