Genioplasty and Chin Surgery in Montreal

Genioplasty and Chin Surgery in Montreal

Genioplasty, also referred to as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to alter the existing shape of the chin. This operation is performed to correct either a prominent (protruding) or receding (retreated) chin. During your first consultation at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs, your surgeon will analyze your face (eyebrows, nose, mouth, etc.) to determine which technique best suits you.

The benefits of chin surgery

Genioplasty dramatically improves your appearance by proportionally balancing the features of your face. Oftentimes, this procedure will be paired with other surgical modifications (such as facial liposuction and rhinoplasty, for example) to improve the overall results. This is an excellent option for people wanting to correct the shape of their chin with a permanent and natural looking solution.

Preparing for your surgery

It’s important to avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs during the two weeks preceding the surgery as well as the week following it. This will help to diminish the risks of bleeding during and after the operation.

On the day of your surgery, arrive at the medical centre in comfortable clothing without wearing any makeup or jewelry. Let your doctor know if you are taking medication, have any allergies or if you smoke. This is particularly important as smoking can cause delays in healing and complications during surgery.


How is the operation performed?

Genioplasty is typically done under general, local or regional anaesthesia and depending on the desired results. The surgeon may use any of the following corrective measures:

• filing jaw bones
• removing portions of the jaw bone
• inserting a chin implant (prosthesis)
• performing a bone graft

You will notice visible changes to your chin immediately following the operation. However, it will take two to three months before the final results of your surgery are apparent (once there is no more swelling). In most cases, the scar is completely hidden inside the mouth along the lower gums. If this isn’t possible, the incision will be made below the chin and the scar will fade over time.



You will have to wear a dressing for one week after the surgery. You should expect to see some bruising and swelling for roughly two weeks. Patients are usually able to return to their daily activities after eight days.

Possible Complications

Genioplasty, as with all surgeries, can involve the development of certain complications. They are:


  • Asymmetry
  • Exposure of the implant (prosthesis)
  • Contour irregularities


  • Numbness in the chin
  • Venous problems
  • Rejection of the implant

Get the Look You Have Always Wanted

If you want a well-defined chin to improve the appearance of your face, then contact the knowledgeable staff at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs in Montreal. Our experienced surgeons can show you how a genioplasty/mentoplasty could change your life.