What is mentoplasty?

Written by: Dr. Javier Mareque Bueno
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Chin surgery, more commonly known as chin surgery, is a type of surgery that is increasing, decreasing or remodel the vertical or horizontal size of the chin. The goal is harmony between all facial features and depends upon the desired aesthetics for the patient. The main cosmetic change is appreciated when viewed in profile to the person.

mentoplasty Mentoplasty is an intervention whose main objective is to restore or improve the patient's chin projection. This surgery is a good alternative to other more complex surgeries when the problem is only aesthetic, such as orthognathic surgery versus mandibular advancement. Chin surgery is a fast, simple and relatively short postoperative intervention. Sedation and local anesthesia on an outpatient basis is used.


When you should make a mentoplasty?

The chin surgery is indicated for patients who have a chin protruding forward excessively in the vertical plane or on the contrary, that is, when the patient lacks chin projection and buried her face in profile looks back haca. The excess or deficiency may also be in the height. Another possibility is for sleep apnea problems.


What if the deformity is very accentuated chin?

When the deformity is very accentuated chin, the maxillofacial surgeon must resort to other surgical procedures such as orthognathic surgery to monomaxilar for the balance of the chin.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Javier Mareque Bueno
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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