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Chin surgery Colombia

Mentoplasty Colombia

 

In whom is indicated Chin Surgery or mentoplasty?

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.

How is the study of the chin?

It requires an excellent physical examination. It may be necessary to have an x-ray to evaluate the parameters of your bone shape.

Indications before chin surgery or mentoplasty.

  • Do not smoke 30 days before.
  • Do not consume Aspirin 30 days before the operation.
  • Suspend Vitamin E up to 30 days before.
  • Apply tetanus vaccine.
  • Hypertensive and anticoagulated patients: They should assist the internist.

What is mentoplasty or chin surgery?

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.

  1. Chin prosthesis: It is performed through an incision in the skin under the chin or through an incision in the mucosa under the lower lip. The prosthesis is inserted. The wound is stitched.
  2. Through a cut of the bone: it is done through an incision in the mucosa. The bone is exposed and the bone is cut, then the chin is advanced or delayed according to the patient’s need. Then the bone is fixed with plate and screw.

How long is a mentoplasty ?.

It is a surgery of 30 minutes to 1 hour.

What type of anesthesia is used in mentoplasty?

Local anesthesia plus sedation is used.

Is mentoplasty painful?

If the process is done with prosthesis, the pain is little. If mentoplasty is performed with an osteotomy, it is more painful.

Is the surgery ambulatory?

If the surgery is ambulatory.

Mentoplasty combined with Rhinoplasty

Sometimes it is advisable to combine a mentoplasty with a Rhinoplasty , in order to have a better ratio between the nose and the chin.

How is the chin implant or chin prosthesis?

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.

Are there risks? What complications can I have?

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.

When are the results of mentoplasty seen?

The results are immediate.

 

How is the postoperative of mentoplasty?

  • After the postoperative period, you will leave surgery with swelling in the chin and lower lip. This will disappear after 3 or 4 weeks.
  • It is possible that ecchymosis or bruises appear in the chin region that last up to 21 days.
  • The pain will continue until 5 days after surgery.
  • You should avoid sports games for at least 2 months.

When should I go back to work?

It is recommended to attend work after 5 to 7 days after surgery.

What precautions should be taken after mentoplasty?

  • Do not uncover the wound due to the possibility of infection.
  • Take a soft or liquid diet for 1 week.
  • Consume enough cold juices.
  • Apply local ice on the wound. The edema will disappear faster.

 

 

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