Facial Surgery

Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty is the surgical procedure that gives the proper shape and projection to the chin, improving its anatomic and aesthetic relation with the rest of the osseous structures and the soft tissues of the patient.

This procedure is indicated in patients that show what is known as microgenia or small chin, lack of frontward projection (horizontal) or by length (vertical), making the neck glued to the chin.

The Mentoplasty can be preformed with implant or prosthesis, usually silicon, or by osteotomy or expansion of the chin bone. If an implant is used, the incision can be located under the oral mucosa, inside the mouth, without any external scars; or submental, extern, underneath the chin. If the osteotomy is preformed, the incision is made inside the mouth; a cut is made into the bone to take it to the desired position, then is fixed with plates and screws.

If the procedure is made with an implant, it lasts about half an hour, or an hour with osteotomy. Is usually made under general anesthesia, but it also can be done with intravenous anesthesia if is made with an implant. Its ambulatory in most cases, unless there is an especial clinic condition on the patient, preview or after the surgery, that indicate a hospitalization.

On the postoperative some pain, swelling and ecchymosis (bruises), hypoesthesia or decrees on the sensibility of the chin will appear, all of these will last about form one to two weeks, and on the osteotomy this symptoms can be more present, and in the case of the sensibility it can go almost three months.

Within the adverse eventualities we can find bleeding, infections, temporary decrees on the sensibility of the chin, inadequate movement of the chin, extrusions or organic rejection of the implant, open wounds or dehiscence. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to those of any other surgical procedure.

Within the adverse eventualities we can find bleeding, infections, temporary decrees on the sensibility of the chin, inadequate movement of the chin, extrusions or organic rejection of the implant, open wounds or dehiscence. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to those of any other surgical procedure.

Galería Mentoplastia

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