Chin surgery: Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty or chin surgery improves the shape and position of the chin by restoring the balance of the profile and the harmony of the face.

More than an aesthetic effect, Mentoplasty can also be consideran effective medical method, when chin anomalies lead to lower gum lesions in some people, with a risk of loosening of the teeth or problems with the chin. dental joint.

Chin surgery performing to improve two types of facial imperfections. If there is no perfect balance, we can however distinguish:

  • The protruding chin, called chin in galosh, located in front.
  • A receding chin located behind this line or an asymmetry.

The surgery is performing under general anesthesia and lasts between 1 and 2 hours. The scars are concealed inside the mouth, there are no visible external scars. The chin is separate from the rest of the jaw, below the teeth, to be able to mobilize and reposition it in the 3 dimensions of space. The “ideal” position of the chin is then maintain by the use of titanium mini-plates and mini-screws.