Men and women who are unhappy with a retracted chin, a poorly defined jaw or facial asymmetry are candidates for chin augmentation surgery, which improves facial balance, this being reflected on a pleasant and sculpted face.
It is a procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia and lasts approximately 30 min. An intraoral or below the chin incision can be made; the implant is placed on the jaw through the incision.
It is outpatient (discharge the same day)
In most cases, local anesthesia is used. However, when combined with other body or face procedures, general anesthesia might be required.
Most patients return to their daily activities within 2 days.
They are permanent.
Pain is mild.
Infection, implant displacement, temporary numbness of the lower lip.
Once facial growth is complete, generally after the age of 15. Each case needs to be evaluated separately.
Other face or body procedures may be performed.
Dr. Alvis Jimenez performs Mentoplasty in the Mexico City clinics at Hospital Ángeles Lindavista and in Tijuana at NewCity Medical Plaza.