Mentoplasty in Ibiza
Reshaping your profile with mentoplasty: the secret to a perfect chin
Mentoplasty is a type of surgery that is the order of the day in Ibiza to correct possible deformities of the chin. It can be augmentation or reduction and is a common type of cosmetic surgery in men and women.
If you are considering the possibility of undergoing a mentoplasty in Ibiza, in our cosmetic surgery clinic we are specialized in this type of procedure. We invite you to know everything in detail below.
What is Mentoplasty
Mentoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery performed to correct deformities or malformations of the chin. Mainly, chins that are poorly colored (poorly symmetrical) or very large or very small chins.
This surgery can be performed on people of any age, although it is usually recommended after the age of 18, when, in general, the chin has reached its definitive size. In addition, it is completely valid in men and women.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the duration is variable, since it depends on the needs of each patient, but it is usually quick.
After the surgery is performed, it is necessary to wear a compression garment on the chin for a few days, to avoid possible shocks or friction in the area and to keep it in the proper position.
Recovery is usually fast and the results can be seen very soon. Achieving a more defined profile and a more harmonious face, as well as a clear reduction of the double chin. And all this with almost no scar.
Why undergo a mentoplasty?
Each person, man or woman, has his or her reasons for choosing this type of surgery. In general, the ideal candidate does it for one of these reasons:
- Correct chin deformities or malformations: this is a type of surgery often used to correct bulging or disproportionate chins, as well as asymmetrical chins or chins that are too large or too small.
- Improving facial proportion: mentoplasty can also be performed to improve the proportion of the face, with augmentation surgery if the chin is too large or reduction if it is too small.
- Improving this ratio can greatly change the shape of the face and make it look better.
Improve self-esteem: many people who undergo mentoplasty do so to improve their self-esteem, look more beautiful and also feel more self-confident. Undoubtedly, it is another compelling reason to take the leap, especially if it affects your mental health.
Before performing mentoplasty, the surgeon must determine which part of the chin is to be operated and the procedure to be followed, also assessing the texture of the skin and the underlying bone. The patient will be informed at all times of the possible risks and care, as well as expectations.
How is the procedure carried out?
First of all, the most appropriate technique is used for each patient. To better define the chin, it is possible to opt for the implantation of a prosthesis, the infiltration of fatty tissue or the advancement of part of the jaw bone.
If the deformity is more accentuated, it may be necessary to fix a section of the bone (osteotomy) or make an incision inside the mouth itself.
It is performed under local anesthesia.
Does it have potential risks associated with it?
Any type of minor surgery is associated with a number of risks. In any case, it is a safe procedure and offers good results. The patient can usually return home on the same day.
Postoperative or postoperative care
It is normal that after undergoing mentoplasty the patient has some discomfort or pain, but it is quite possible that it can be solved with a painkiller that the doctor will indicate. It is also possible that the patient may have to be on a liquid diet for one or two days.
The results are quick, but the first week you may notice some tightness in the chin area. The swelling may disappear about 6 weeks after the procedure. You may even feel some numbness for about 3 months. In any case, it disappears.
The patient can return to his or her normal professional life and routine about 10 days after the procedure.
Please note that the time frame may vary from case to case.
Are the results permanent?
Of course. Chin surgery or mentoplasty is a procedure whose results are lifelong. While it is true that you can perform other surgeries to continue defining the chin, but it is possible that with only one you will achieve your goals.
Mentoplasty in Ibiza
If you are interested in chin surgery, in our cosmetic surgery clinic in Ibiza we will be happy to assist you and evaluate your case. Book your appointment and we will take care of you as soon as possible.