Mentoplasty / Genioplasty
Also known as Osseous Genioplasty
The procedure is ideal for patients with a prominent or under developed chin that is out of proportion or not in harmony with other facial structure. The procedure may involve manipulation of the anterior portion of the chin to improve or adjust chin projection or defition.
The procedure is best done in a hospital facility for which patients may rest for a day or two after surgery. This is done under general anesthesia for better patient comfort.
After the procedure patients will have pressure dressing at their chin area to help control the swelling.
After the procedure, patients will have swelling and some bruising of the chin or jaw area. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.
For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.