December 28, 2016
Mentoplasty, or chin surgery, modifies the volume and shape of the chin in order to improve harmony with the rest of the face and the profile of the patient.
For women, the chin should balance feminine features and be small.
For men, it should be larger, giving a more masculine look.
When this is not the case, it is possible to have a mentoplasty, or chin surgery to alter the aspects of the chin, giving it the correct symmetry and a completely harmonious look with your other facial characteristics.
If there is something that can unbalance the face, then it is undoubtedly the chin. If it is a small and undefined chin, the goal is to give it more volume and thus more character. If, on the contrary, the chin is more pronounced and excessive, there is the possibility of a reduction, softening and harmonizing with the rest of the face.
1. Mentoplasty: Who is Chin Surgery for?
Different people have different jaws. These can be elongated, very large or very small. Either way, if it does not give a good appearance then a patient may feel uncomfortable. A mentoplasty is the way to change this.
In case of a small chin that will significantly affect the facial aesthetic image, the procedure can be done using different techniques: either an implant placement, or injection fillings might be used.
This surgery is performed by both men and women who wish to change their appearance. This is a surgery that gives very effective results and one that has become very popular in recent years.
2. Procedure for Chin Surgery
More commonly, a small implant is placed after making an incision. The good thing about this process is that there is normally no scar left. The surgery is complete within a short time and local anesthesia is applied.
Other methods might include a prosthesis: They can be of different materials such as solid silicone, Goretex, etc. Once the incision is made, the implant is placed.
A small chin can also be altered by infiltrating the patient’s own fatty tissue.
3. Results of a Mentoplasty
This is not a complex procedure and the results of a mentoplasty surgery are typically excellent. After the operation it is important to take the necessary care to make sure everything goes well. Patient-physician communication will be important.
To see the final results, the patient will have to wait a little time. There will be a significant change in the face and a better overall balance is achieved.