Procedures Surgical – Mentoplasty

Jaw-dropping plays a crucial part in the harmony of the face. So, like the nose, it must be in balance with the other elements of the face, especially on vista. A Chin withdrawn, can change this balance and leave the face without lightness and beauty.

A classic example is the retracted Chin of the famous Noel Rosa.

Chin surgery, also known as perfiloplastia, aims to improve the profile of the patient through the augmentation of the Chin area (the Chin), either by the inclusion of a simple silicone prosthesis, even in the more complex case of advancement surgery performed by bone craniomaxilofacial specialist.

Usually this is surgery indicated by the surgeon and the patient hardly comes into the Office with this complaint. It is very common to the association with the Rhinoplasty targeting a profile more beautiful and proportional to the face as a whole.

– Frequently asked questions

What is mentoplasty?

Plastic surgery of the Chin

Mentoplasty is plastic surgery for chin augmentation. It aims to improve the facial proportions and thus make the face more beautiful and balanced. In most cases, is accomplished by the inclusion of a small silicone prosthesis in the region, but can also be made through a fracture that can advance the ment to the proper position.

Where are the scars?

The scars can be located inside the mouth, i.e. inapparent, or located in the Groove just below the Chin, positioned in a very discreet. That decision must be taken together, taking into account the desire of the patient and above all the experience of the surgeon.

There are restricted cases that can be made a fat grafting, in this case, there would be no apparent scar.

How is post-operative of mentoplasty?

This is a surgery that has about 45 minutes long. The post-operative is quiet, almost without pain, which may occur a discreet discomfort in the area operated. In the case of incision inside the mouth, the points will be absorbed, not being necessary to its withdrawal. In the case of incision in the Chin Groove, the points should be removed in 10 days approximately. It is essential a bandage with micropore during the period of 10 days, that aims to control the swelling and possible offsets of the prosthesis.

How soon can I return my normal activities?

The return to social conviviality can be done after the first week, as well as the back to work. Light physical activities can be done after 15 days and will normalize the complete 30 days. The power supply should be the basis of Pasty foods in the first week, then it can be normal consistency.

Which the greatest care should be taken before surgery of mentoplasty?

In Chin surgery is very important to give special attention to the health of the mouth, especially of the teeth. If you have any infected tooth or even infected, he should be treated by a dentist and just after the surgery should be performed. Essential to a frank discussion with your surgeon, inform gingival bleeding, inflammation in the gums, bleeding that doesn’t stop fast and even significant change on the breath. This care may be the key to the success of your surgery.

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