A chin implant, called “mentoplasty” by plastic surgeons, is an elective cosmetic surgery performed by me, Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. Raghu Elluru, as an outpatient procedure.
Patients come to me from all over Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Portage and Battle Creek for chin surgery because I’m board certified in plastic surgery and have demonstrated excellent results in improving the profiles of many in the area.
Chin implant surgery is a fairly minor procedure but not without discomfort. Most of my chin implant patients find that they feel relief from postop pain with ice packs and focusing on soft foods for the first few days after surgery. You will have some swelling and bruising, which will recede during the first week.
I’ll see you in the office within a day or two of your mentoplasty and frequently thereafter to be sure your chin is healing as it should. Please do not smoke during recovery and be sure to avoid vigorous exercise until I let you know it’s OK. For the first 6-8 weeks, please avoid contact sports that might result in a blow to your face.
Mentoplasty is an extremely satisfactory procedure for my Michigan plastic surgery patients because it changes their appearance so much—in a positive way. If you have a receding chin, with or without concerns about the size or shape of your nose, please call my office or complete this private online consultation form to schedule an appointment. You’ll leave our private meeting with all the information you need, including prices, to make the right decision for yourself.