The Mentoplastya must be performed in a hospital or clinic, either under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia and sedation.
The surgical procedure would be done on an outpatient way, that is to say, you can go home the same day of the operation
Mentoplasty consist on which through an oral incision (inside the mouth) or through a skin incision under the chin, we can introduce an implant to increase the projection of this and thus improve its relationship with other structures, especially the lip and nose.
There are implants of different shapes and sizes, as well as different materials such as silicone, medpor,… Therefore, we must always ensure that the device to be used is suitable for you.
After surgery (post-operative)
You can have small discomfort, not pain, easily controllable by oral analgesics.
It is very important to take the antibiotic that is prescribed you to avoid infection of the implant.
You can return to work a week after being operated.
Sometimes the implant can move, therefore it will be extremely important to wear the bandage that covers the chin that we provide to you.
Sometimes, can appear some areas with lower sensitivity but this will be transient.
The implant could become infected, leading to extract it, and it is for this reason that you should take antibiotics.
Do not expect an immediate outcome after surgery. The reduction of inflammation is progressive, so the final result is obtained at 3-6 months. Therefore although the result is already noticeable, your appearance will improve as months pass and will make you happier.