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.

The Surgery

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

One hour.

Anesthesia used

Neuroleptoanesthesia (deep sedation) or general, plus local anesthesia for a chin implant. Local anesthesia for lipofilling or calcium hydroxyapatite (Juvederm).

Hospitalization

This plastic surgery requires a stay of fewer than four hours.

Post-operative Care

  • Antibiotics
  • 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

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed 10 days after surgery.