Mentoplasty (Chin surgery)
A chin implant or “filling” is used to correct a receding chin in order to give a better proportion to the facial features of the patient.
This plastic surgery consists of placing an implant through a small incision under the chin or through an intraoral incision.
Using a Filler
The procedure consists of an injection to the chin of the patient´s own fat (micro fat grafting) or hydroxyapatite; Juvederm, without incisions.
Length of Procedure
Neuroleptoanesthesia (deep sedation) or general, plus local anesthesia for a chin implant. Local anesthesia for lipofilling or calcium hydroxyapatite (Juvederm).
This plastic surgery requires a stay of fewer than four hours.
- Avoidance of any trauma around the treated area
- No contact sports allowed for the first month
- No sunbathing for 3 to 4 weeks post-op
Sutures are removed 10 days after surgery.