Mentoplasty is an intervention whose objective is to achieve triangulation with the cheekbones, thus giving the facial structure a more feminine appearance.
Like malarplasty, the mentoplasty performed with a prosthesis to project the chin allows the desired triangulation to achieve a more feminine facial structure. In this intervention, a prosthesis is placed in front of the bone on the chin, in the lower jaw.
A small incision is made below the chin or in case the patient does not want a scar, the prosthesis is placed through a small incision inside the mouth. Like malarplasty, mentoplasty is a simple intervention that avoids more aggressive surgeries on the facial bone structure and is also performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient procedure and with very rapid recovery.
Type of anesthesia
Type of surgery
Transoral or Inframentonian.
Blood analysis evaluation
Yes, if we only look for a projection of the chin. In the case of facial feminization, it is usually practiced in conjunction with malarplasty to achieve a harmonious and feminine facial triangulation.
The incision can be made in two different places: inside the mouth, it has the advantage of not leaving a visible scar, but the disadvantage is that it enters through a contaminated area that is the oral cavity with a potential risk of prosthetic infection.
The other place to make the incision is below the chin, the risk of infection is avoided but there is usually a small scar that over time becomes almost imperceptible given the location and aesthetic technique.
Recovery is very fast, there may be some swelling and the patient may notice some tightness in the skin at first, but as with malarplasty, the results are seen immediately.