Written by: Dr. José Ignacio Salmerón Escobar
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The chin surgery is a surgical technique in which a osteotomy is performed on the chin, mobilizing it to change its position, setting the new position with a titanium miniplate. It can be performed in isolation or as an accompaniment to more complex procedures in orthognathic surgery which also mobilizes the mandible and / or maxilla.


¿, in which case it is used


Primarily in cases in which the chin is retruded, low projection, giving patients an appearance of double chin or gill. It is also widely used in cases where the chin is asymmetric, offset to one side. It is also possible to use it in cases of vertical excess, in which the chin is too long.


¿, As plans and performs the operation


First assessing the patient in front and profile examines the situation of the chin. If we see the patient has a retruded jaw, short, with little projection of the chin.

We conducted a scanner to the patient through a virtual software program planning appreciated in all dimensions of the patient's jaw. In conjunction with the examination of the patient and other explorations are virtually planned progress of the jaw and also a mentoplasty overtaking.

In cases in which it moves the jaws must also previously orthodontic treatment. If we make only mentoplasty any pretreatment is not necessary. In the operating room, under general anesthesia, the osteotomies are performed on the chin, which mobilized according to plan, and I look at the new position with a titanium miniplate. The entire procedure is performed inside the mouth without external scars.



The results are very harmonious and natural, since no prosthesis is not used. In pictures (picture 1 and 2) we can see how they have corrected all facial problems, achieving a well designed chin and facial balance.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ignacio Salmerón Escobar
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This prestigious doctor is the Section Chief Gregorio Maranon Hospital and associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of several scientific societies and has held positions of responsibility, is also author of numerous scientific and lecturer at national and international meetings specialty items. Currently chairs the Madrid Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SSMAX).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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