It is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the chin by augmenting it or reducing it. The method is performed to improve looks and the overall personality of the person. Recommended in the following cases:
To correct the chin malformations which could be due to developmental abnormalities of the jaw bones.
Reshaping of the chin that is out of proportion to other facial asymmetries
It is performed as apart of gender reassignment surgery
It can be as a part of craniofacial reconstruction procedure following a trauma or cancer surgery
As a part of the orthognathic surgery
Candidates for mentoplasty mostly have a weak chin, or prominent nose or jaw. The surgical procedure can include:
Chin Augmentation: This procedure took approximately 45 minutes to an hour and performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, an incision is made inside the mouth, which will eliminate the scarring. A pocket is created in which the implant is placed and positioned in front of the jawbone. They are secured with sutures, and the patient is discharged on the same day.
Chin reduction: This procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hrs, and performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, an incision is made inside the mouth and under the chin. Any excess bone and or tissue and muscles removed. Tip of the chin repositioned, and the incision closed with sutures. The patient gets a discharge on the same day.
After the procedure, the patient feels tightness and swelling in the chin, and the discomfort lasts for 3 to 5 days. Pain medications are advised, and a compression garment is taped to reduce swelling. Complete recovery takes approximately 5-6 weeks.Read More About Mentoplasty
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