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The Anatomy of the Mentalis Muscle in Chin Surgery

The mentalis muscle is the dominant muscle of the chin. It runs vertically from under the lip down across the bottom of the chin into the anterior neck region. It is almost always visualized and illustrated as a single sheet of muscle that covers the entire chin area. Its action is to contract the soft Read More…

Fat Grafting for Chin Augmentation

  Chin augmentation is one of the most facial augmentation procedures, both historically and to the present day. Chin implants are the most common method to achieve these changes and they are more successful than not in the vast majority of patients. Injectable methods of chin augmentation have come into play since the introduction of Read More…

The Role of Mandibular Ligaments in Chin Implant Surgery

  Chin augmentation using an implant is the common form of aesthetic facial augmentation. Putting an implant on the front edge of the chin bone has been done for over fifty years using a variety of materials. Silicone chin implants dominate the materials used for chin augmentation and are available in a variety of styles. Read More…

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