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What Is Mentoplasty?

It is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin using a silicone prosthesis or a controlled fracture of the chin to reshape it.

Indications For Mentoplasty

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.

How Is The Study Of Mentoplasty?

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.

  • Avoid smoking 1 month before.
  • Do not consume salicylic acid 2 weeks before the operation.
  • Suspend vitamin E until 1 month before.
  • Apply a new dose of tetanus vaccine.
  • Hypertensive and coagulopathic patients: they must attend the anesthesiologist and internist.

What Techniques Exist For Mentoplasty?

Chin prostheses : they are silicone, they are placed on top of the mandibular bone.chin implant colombia

Through osteotomy: The bone is fractured in a controlled way, and it moves. Then the bone is fixed with osteosynthesis material.

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How Long Does A Mentoplasty Last?

It is a 60 minute surgery.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used In Mentoplasty?

Local anesthesia plus sedation or general anesthesia is used.

Is Mentoplasty Painful?

If it hurts, but it can be controlled with pain relievers formulated by the plastic surgeon Cesar Fernandez.

Is The Surgery Outpatient?

If the surgery is ambulatory.

Mentoplasty Combined With Rhinoplasty.

Sometimes it is advisable to combine a mentoplasty with a rhinoplasty, to have a better relationship between the nose and the chin.

How Is The Chin Implant?

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.

Chin Surgery Complications.

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.

When Are The Results Of Mentoplasty Seen?

The results are immediate.

How Is The Postoperative Of Mentoplasty?

  • After chin surgery, swelling on the chin and lower lip will increase. This will disappear after 21 days.
  • It is possible that ecchymoses appear in the mandibular region that last up to 3 weeks.
  • The pain will increase until the third day, then decrease until the first to second week.
  • You should avoid physical exercise for 14 days.


When Should I Return To Work?

After 1 week.

What Precautions Should Be Taken After Mentoplasty?

  • Do not remove the stitches.
  • Do not touch the wound.
  • Here they will perform the cures.
  • Eat soft or liquid food for 1 week.
  • Consume enough cold liquids.
  • Apply local ice to the wound. The swelling will go away faster.

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