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It is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin using a silicone prosthesis or a controlled fracture of the chin to reshape it.
Patient with small or large chin. This generates insecurity, shyness and low self-esteem.
Chin surgery can modify the shape of the chin by increasing or reducing it.
It requires an excellent complete physical examination, where the cephalometric angles of your face are evaluated. X-rays or cephalometry may be necessary to assess the mandibular bone and its relationship to the nose and entire face.
Indications before chin surgery or mentoplasty.
Chin prostheses : they are silicone, they are placed on top of the mandibular bone.
Through osteotomy: The bone is fractured in a controlled way, and it moves. Then the bone is fixed with osteosynthesis material.
It is a 60 minute surgery.
Local anesthesia plus sedation or general anesthesia is used.
If it hurts, but it can be controlled with pain relievers formulated by the plastic surgeon Cesar Fernandez.
If the surgery is ambulatory.
Sometimes it is advisable to combine a mentoplasty with a rhinoplasty, to have a better relationship between the nose and the chin.
The implants are silicone. These can be anatomical or concave.
These prostheses can be fixed with screws or sutures. We recommend its fixation with sutures.
Mentoplasty can cause bleeding, infection, implant infection, prosthetic exposure, wound dehiscence, reoperation.
Other keloid risks, widened scar, seromas, skin necrosis. Risk of anesthesia, anaphylaxis, venous thrombi in the legs and lungs, heart attacks, and even death.
The results are immediate.
After 1 week.