The chin plays a very important role in the harmony of the face. Thus, like the nose, it must be in balance with the other elements of the face, especially in profile view. A retracted chin can alter this balance and leave the face without lightness and beauty. A classic example is the retracted chin of the famous Noel Rosa. Augmentation augmentation surgery, also known as perfiloplasty, aims to improve the patient's profile by increasing the mental region (of the chin), whether by the inclusion of a simple silicone prosthesis, even in the most complex cases of a bone advancement surgery. performed by the craniomaxillofacial specialist. It is usually a surgery indicated by the surgeon and it is difficult for the patient to come to the office with this complaint. It is very common to associate with rhinoplasty aiming at a more beautiful and proportional profile to the face as a whole. - Common questions

What is augmentationplasty?

Augmentation Mentoplasty is plastic surgery for chin augmentation. It aims to improve facial proportions and thus make the face more beautiful and balanced. In the vast majority of cases, it is performed through the inclusion of a small silicone prosthesis in the region, but it can also be done through a fracture that can advance the chin to the proper position.

Where are the scars located?

The scars can be located inside the mouth, that is, inapparent, or located in the groove just below the chin, positioned very discreetly. This decision must be taken together, taking into account the patient's desire and, above all, the surgeon's experience. There are restricted cases where a fat graft can be done, in which case, there would be no apparent scar.

What is the post-operative period for augmentation Minoplasty?

This is a surgery that lasts an average of 45 minutes. The postoperative period is quiet, practically without pain, and slight discomfort may occur in the operated region. In cases of incision inside the mouth, the stitches will be absorbable, and it will not be necessary to remove them. In cases of incision in the chin groove, the stitches should be removed in approximately 10 days. A dressing with micropore during the period of 10 days is essential, this aims to control edema and possible displacements of the prosthesis.

How soon will I be able to return to my normal activities?

The return to social life can be made after the first week, as well as the return to work. Light physical activities can be done after 15 days and will return to normal after 30 days. Feeding should be the basis of the most pasty foods in the first week, after that it can be of normal consistency.

What is the greatest care to be taken before augmentation surgery?

In Minoplasty surgery it is very important to pay special attention to the health of the mouth, especially the teeth. If you have an inflamed or even infected tooth, it should be treated first by a dentist and only afterwards should the surgery be performed. A frank conversation with your surgeon is essential, informing bleeding gums, inflammation of the gums, bleeding that does not stop quickly and even significant changes in breath. Such care can be the key to the success of your surgery.