Mentoplasty or plastic chin surgery

 
 

 

What is

Mentoplasty
 

Mentoplasty or plastic chin surgery is the procedure through which chin is repositioned in cases in which it is not aesthetic in relation to other elements of face such as nose, cheeks, upper maxillary and mandible. It is important to take specialized photographs before this surgery in order to make a cephalometric study (in which exact face measures are taken) and thus define the desired aesthetic position of chin with high precision.

An incision (cut with scalp) is made inside the mouth at the lower mandible level, the anatomic mandible bone structures are dissected, and with silicone implant or with a cut over the bone, the point of projection of the mandible is repositioned, the new position of the mandible is reviewed intra-surgically in accordance to prior study and the mucus of mouth skin is closed.

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Dr. Minyor Avellaneda

Academic Training
  • Member of the Colombian Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Society.
  • Associated member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
  • Volunteer at Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia (Operation Smile Internacional).
  • University of Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Observership.
  • Maxillofacial and pediatric surgery atChildren's Hospital Alabama (United States)
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Universidad El Bosque.
  • Physician - Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.

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1How long does plastic chin surgery take?
This procedure only takes between one and two hours.
2How long is the recovery?
Patient may return to your working activities on the fifth day depending on the recovery of each patient and the kind of working activity that they have.
3What post-surgery precautions must I have?
Basically, to follow recommendations and take medication. Physical activities such as sports may be done again on the fifteenth day after surgery and they may gradually increase in intensity.
4If I am a foreign patient, how long do I have to stay in Colombia?
It is advisable that you stay in Colombia for at least eight days after the procedure, for better post-surgery control.
5With what other names is this procedure known as?
Plastic chin surgery, mentoplasty.
6Am I going to have anti-aesthetic scars after surgery?
No, surgery is made inside the mouth thus it is externally imperceptible.
7Can this surgery be combined?
Yes, this surgery may be combined. In most cases, plastic chin surgery is combined with procedures such as rhinoplasty, bichetomy, and other body procedures.
8Does it hurt much?
More than pain, it may cause discomfort because of swelling.