Laserplast
Mentoplasty/Genioplasty
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

Mentoplasty (or genioplasty) is a procedure in which the shape, size and anterior projection of the chin can be modified. The facial profile should be harmonious, and a chin that is too small or too big, projected forwards too far or too little, or asymmetric and irregularly shaped can be corrected with this procedure. Under local anaesthetic (sometimes with medical sedation), a horizontal incision is made inside the mouth, where the mucous membrane lining the inside of the lower lip meets the jaw at the base of the gums. Thorough this incision, without damaging the local nerve structures, the bone of the chin is exposed. An appropriately-formed prosthetic implant can then be added, to increase the size and projection of the chin, or the bone can be filed down, progressively and delicately removed in order to reduce the size and/or modify the shape of the chin. The incision is then sutured. Before this procedure, radiology exams are often requested in order to evaluate the real dimensions and shape of the chin bone.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Surgical procedure
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
45 minutes 1,30 hours
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
1
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
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TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
Local (sometimes with medical sedation)
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Pain and swelling for several days, controllable with medication. Bruising on the neck is rare, but may appear for several days after the procedure. Possible risks are haematoma (accumulation of blood that very rarely requires surgical drainage) and possible temporary alterations in sensitivity at the site of the operation. Infections are rare and can be cured with medication.
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
Avoid intense physical activity (including sexual) for 2 weeks after the procedure. Avoid hard foods and hot foods for the first few days after the procedure.
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
No anticoagulant or antiaggregant medications for at least 6 days before the procedure; stop smoking