Specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Mentoplasty or chin surgery, is a surgical procedure that aims to change the size of the chin to achieve a more proportioned and handsome face, facial asymmetry correcting congenital or caused by an accident. Depending on the purpose of the intervention, the most appropriate technique for each patient applies. If required correct the shape of the chin or give a more defined and toned look, implantation of a prosthetic chin, infiltration of fat tissue from the patient, or the advancement of a portion of the jaw bone is used. If the deformity is very accentuated chin will be necessary to make a sanding or a section of bone (osteotomy) through an incision inside the mouth.

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