No detail escapes the search for an ideal aesthetic. A protruding chin, or a receding and disproportionate one, can visibly distort the harmony of the face. Furthermore, in the collective imagination, a receding chin has been associated with shyness and lack of character. On the other hand, a prominent one was attributed to people of lower social background, especially in the past.

What is a mentoplasty

Mentoplasty combines techniques of aesthetic surgery and plastic-reconstructive surgery to correct the shape of the chin, in order to transform defects into harmonious elements, thus also leading to more positive self-perception. Mentoplasty is often performed in synergy with rhinoplasty in order to correct both features in those cases where, for example, a receding chin is paired with a very prominent nose.

How mentoplasty is performed

There are three techniques used in performing a mentoplasty:

  • bone surgery
  • prosthesis
  • Lipogems® (in specific cases).

For example, in certain receding chin cases, the correction can be performed with Lipogems®, avoiding having to undergo mentoplasty surgery. However, in order to resolve a receding chin defect, a full mentoplasty is required.

«The surgery of the optimal facial profiles takes place thanks to the combination of bone surgery and lipofilling with stem cells. This synergy limits need for the use of prostheses for only rare cases.»

Prof. Carlo Tremolada

In summary

For whom it is appropriate

For those who perceive the features of their face to be worsened by a chin that’s “not right”. This procedure is frequently done in tandem with rhinoplasty in order to obtain full facial harmony.


From the age of 18.


Local anaesthesia with possible sedation or general anaesthesia.

Recommended post-surgery treatments

Lymphatic drainage massage.


The stay in the clinic can vary from 4 to 24 hours. The procedure itself lasts 30/60 minutes.

Post-surgery visits

On the seventh day after surgery.

Social return

After 7 to 15 days.


Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs mentoplasty surgery in Milan.


You can view before and after photos of a mentoplasty at Image Regenerative Clinic center. The material related to previously treated cases allows you to evaluate examples of results according to different needs.


The cost of a mentoplasty depends on several variables and are tailored to each patient. View the prices page or fill out the contact form below to request information.

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