Mentoplasty or Plastic Surgery on the Chin that corrects deformities in the chin. They can be genetic because of fractures or diseases. The main indications are macrogeny – large chin; The microgenia – small chin and the asymmetry – crooked chin. The procedure allows you to reposition, advance, shorten or lengthen the chin, correct deviations or change the shape.
The most common type of mentoplasty is for the correction of the small chin through the placement of a silicone prosthesis. The retracted chin leads to a disharmonious aspect of the facial contour, revealing a protuberant face where the nasal region becomes very pronounced, with the impression that the nose is large, when in fact the chin is small for that face. Mento, as well as the nose, is a fundamental part in the formation of the face profile, being very important in the aesthetics of the face.
It is of utmost importance that the patient has decided to undergo plastic chin surgery on their own and not by pressure from others. After an evaluation, the surgeon will tell you whether or not there is indication for the chin surgery and what type of procedure will be used.
Plastic surgery of chin or mentoplasty is a simple procedure. A small incision is made through the inside of the mouth or in the lower part of the chin, the skin is detached and a cut is made in the bone so that it can be repositioned and fixed. The dots are internal and do not need to be removed.
Dr. Rodrigo Mangaravite explains that if the chin implant is a silicone prosthesis implant, a cut is made in the lower part of the chin or inside the mouth where the implant is placed. Fat grafting is a procedure performed in the surgeon’s own office, under local anesthesia. Some fat is removed from some area where it is in excess and then placed on the chin. The only disadvantage of this technique is that the effect is not very long-lasting, and a new fat-grafting procedure may be necessary after two years.
It is very important that the patient takes special care with oral hygiene in the first 10 days after plastic surgery of the chin if the procedure has been performed inside the mouth. At first, solid foods should be avoided because of the intense chewing they require.
The points, if external, are withdrawn in one week. Over time, the swelling will fade. The final result appears in the sixth month. If it is fat-grained mentoplasty, the result is seen on the spot.
Dr. Rodrigo performs all his surgeries with as much attention and calm as possible. Following an individualized surgical plan minutely for each patient, using all their technical capacity and resources to arrive at the best possible result, and only then, the surgery can be finished. Dr. Rodrigo only leaves the surgical center when he is sure that he has reached the maximum, the desired result.