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There are people who have a retracted chin or a pronounced chin. These cause discomfort because they make them look less attractive.
Chin or mentoplasty surgery can regain the shape of a normal chin in a single surgery. Sometimes the chin can be operated simultaneously with nose surgery (rhinoplasty). Since a small chin makes you perceive a big nose. A large chin, can make you notice having a small nose.
It requires an excellent physical examination. It may be necessary to have an x-ray to evaluate the parameters of your bone shape.
It consists of shaping the chin through a chin prosthesis or through a cut in the chin bone to change position.
Which techniques exist for mentoplasty.
It is a surgery of 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Local anesthesia plus sedation is used.
If the process is done with prosthesis, the pain is little. If mentoplasty is performed with an osteotomy, it is more painful.
If the surgery is ambulatory.
Sometimes it is advisable to combine a mentoplasty with a Rhinoplasty , in order to have a better ratio between the nose and the chin.
The prostheses are made of silicone material. These can be anatomical or concave. The anatomy can also give round shapes, can give an additional profile to the jaw. The concave ones give round shapes to the chin.
These prostheses can be fixed with screws or sutures. We recommend fixing them with sutures.
Mentoplasty like any other surgery has risks. There are risks such as bleeding, infection of the skin and soft tissues, infection of the prosthesis, exposure of the prosthesis, opening of the wound, reintervention.
Other risks are poor skin healing, seromas, skin necrosis. Risk of anesthesia, anaphylaxis, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary thromboembolism, myocardial infarction and even death.
The results are immediate.
It is recommended to attend work after 5 to 7 days after surgery.