Mentoplasty

picture presenting results after chin correction procedure

The surgery, also called mentoplasty, is intended to improve the appearance of the face and achieve the harmony between chin and the rest of the face.

The reasons for undergoing this kind of surgery is the lack of the acceptance of person's own chin because of its asymmetry. This surgery is intended to solve the problem by the proper shaping of the chin.

A well defined and shaped chin is an essential component of a balanced facial features. A plastic surgeon may recommend chin implants to augment a poorly defined chin. On the other hand, chin reduction is suggested to those with a chin that is too prominent for the rest of the face.

Before the surgery:
It is necessary to carry out all the essential tests required by the surgeon during medical consultation. All the test will be carried out on site.
This procedure should be subjected only and exclusively to patients that have no problems with their health whatsoever. Furthermore, it is advised against to smoke before and after the surgery and it is important that alcohol intake is minimised. An important fact that the surgeon needs to be informed about is having any medical problems or regurarly taken medications.

Surgery:
Usually local anesthesia is used during the procedure (rarely - general anesthesia).
All the essential details regarding the surgery are agreed with the surgeon during initial medical consultation.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes slight incision inside the mouth near the gum (there will be no visible marks after the surgery), grinds and shapes the bones accordingly.
The procedure usually lasts 1 up 2 hours and its duration is dependent on the size of the bones, which need to be grinded and modeled.

After the surgery:
Plastic surgery does not involve any long hospitalisation, only in case of using general anesthesia the patient will need to stay for the observation for at least 24 hours.
The decision about the choice of the anesthesia will be made by the surgeon.
Chin correction in most cases causes no bigger pain afflictions. If they do occur however, they are effectively minimised by the painkillers provided to the patient by the doctor. Some possible irritations might occur, as well as excessive sensitivity caused by the swelling. There are scheduled follow up visits within next couple of days after the surgery, which are intended to verify patient's health condition.
It is highly important to follow doctor's nutritional advice in the first days after surgery.

The sutures that are used in the chin correction procedure might be both classic and absorbable, but the choice is dependent on the duration of patient's stay in the hospital.


Questions and doubts:
No surgeon can guarantee that the patient will be 100% happy and satisfied with the results of the surgery. Every specialist's work is based on his own experience and professionalism, but the effects of the surgery can sometimes not go together with the expectations.
Every surgery needs to be certified, meaning, confirmed that it had been performed with all rules and regulations, but the satisfaction can depend on other factors, not necessarily related to medical aspects.

All this above must be said in order to indicate pros and cons of the surgery, not to lose important patients later on.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • When will I be able to return to my normal life?

  • Chin correction procedure causes no movement limitations, therefore the patient can return to his normal activities on the next day.
    It is highly essential to follow doctor's nutritional advice in the first days after surgery in order to let the wounds heal.

  • If and when will I be able to return to sport?

  • After chin correction surgery it should be fine to start sport after 12-15 days.
    As far as contact sports concerned, this time usually extends up to 2 months.
    More specific information will be given by the surgeon during medical consultation.

  • Can I sunbathe after chin correction surgery?

  • Of course yes, but the surgeon decides how long the patients needs to stay away from sun (usually few weeks).

  • When do I see the final effect of chin correction?

  • Every surgery has its own rules and it is hard to generalise everything, but the average time of waiting to observe the final effect is around 4 to 5 months.

    In order to find out more information regarding the surgery and everything concerning chin correction, please feel free to contact us via email or by phone. We will be more than happy to provide you with all the details you need.

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Why in Poland?

Why to choose us for your plastic surgery and dental treatment

1. The costs of the treatment significantly lower than in the UK, without reducing its quality (experienced, professional doctors and hospitals/clinics equipped with the newest technology devices and machines).

2. Reduced waiting time for the procedures with all inclusive packages available.

3. Very convenient travel with direct flights from all over the Europe (and World!) - only less than 2 hours flight from the UK.

4. Perfect place for post-operative recovery with many touristic and quiet places. Everyone will find something suitable for themselves.

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