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 on 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 chin implant. Local anesthesia for lipofilling or calcium hydroxyapatite (Juvederm).

Hospitalization

This plastic surgery requires a stay of less 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.

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