Mentoplasty is among the most requested Maxillo-facial surgery because it allows the shape of the face to be reshaped and to obtain a more proportionate profile.
Mentoplasty can correct chin deformities in a three-dimensional way. However, additive mentoplasty is indicated when you have a receding chin, and serves to increase the volume and give the face a more harmonious appearance; the reductive mentoplasty is instead indicated when you have a protruding chin, which gives the face too marked and sometimes ungainly features, and allows you to reshape the profile giving a more gentle appearance.
Having a well-proportioned chin is important because this helps to determine the physiognomic character of the person, giving it a refined and at the same time strong image, especially improving the profile. Mentoplasty can be associated with orthognathic surgery with and without rhinoplasty.
Description: Removal of fat and its injection in zygomatic region.
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with sedation in d.h. By specific request of the pc. Surgery can be performed under general anesthesia and/or one night stay in the clinic.
Healing: mild post-operative swelling for 10-15 days.
After local anesthetic fat from the patient through a thin cannula from a particular area of the body (abdomen, inner thigh, the gluteal fold, hips, etc..) is aspirated. Since the size of the cannula is unusually low, there is no need to recur to sutures. The fat taken is suitably treated so as to free it of impurities and injected at the zygomatic region level. Since it is autologous material (coming from the same organism), it does not generate allergies nor discards, and is not resorbed.
The session ends with the application of a few small patches, which will be removed at a distance of 3-4 days. The treated area may appear slightly swelled which will disappear in a few days