Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Many times a cosmetic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
Chin augmentation is usually done to balance the face by making the chin longer compared to the nose. You will have x-rays taken of your face and chin, which the doctor will use to determine what part of the chin to operate on.