Mentoplasty is sometimes combined with other procedures to improve facial balance.
Chin Augmentation Before and After Photos
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
How is a chin augmentation performed?
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure through a small incision in the chin crease. Through this incision, an anatomical implant is placed. The anatomic implants are tapered and blend with the jaw, to give a natural contour. The incision heals very well and will not be perceptible once it heals. Dr. Bustillo does not place the implant through the mouth because the implants that can be place through this incision are not anatomic implants. These non-anatomical implants that are placed though the mouth are very small and do not taper, meaning they do not blend with the jaw and can give an unnatural appearance.
What are the chin implants made of?
The anatomical chin implants that Dr. Bustillo uses are made of solid silicone. Solid silicone implants have been used in the medical field for over 100 years and have an excellent safety profile.
What are the possible complications with chin augmentation?
The possible complications that can occur with chin augmentation are: infection, malposition (placed wrong), and decreased sensation of the lower lip. Infections are very rare. If an infection occurs, the patient is treated with antibiotics. If the infection persists, the implant is removed and replaced six weeks later. Malposition is rare and is treated by repositioning the implant. The loss of sensation that can occur is temporary and usually resolves in 4 weeks.
What anesthesia is used for a chin augmentation?
The chin augmentation procedure can be performed under local anesthesia when done as a stand-alone procedure or when combined with submental liposuction. If it is combined with a rhinoplasty or a facelift, it is usually done under general anesthesia.
How much does a chin augmentation cost?
A chin augmentation (Mentoplasty) with Dr. Bustillo costs $4,250.00 (local).
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What is the recovery like after a chin augmentation?
Most patients are able to return to work 5 days after a chin augmentation. Typically, there is mild swelling and minimal to no bruising. The patient returns home the same day of the surgery. The patient returns to the office at five days after the procedure to have the small stitches removed from under the chin. Patients can usually return to school or work that day and can resume exercise three weeks after the procedure.
Mentoplasty, also known chin augmentation, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of a receding chin. Dr. Bustillo performs the procedure by placing an implant to augment the chin. The procedure is often combined with submental liposuction to improve the neck contour.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Bustillo usually uses an implant made of solid silicone. This silicone is not the same silicone used in breast implants, which is a liquid or gel-like substance. The silicone used for chin augmentation has been used for medical implants for over fifty years and has been shown to be one of the safest implants used today. Dr. Bustillo places an anatomical implant which hugs the chin and gives a very natural appearance.
Good candidates for mentoplasty include physically healthy men and women are who looking to improve the appearance of the chin or jaw area. As with any type of plastic surgery, patients must also have realistic expectations.
Dr. Bustillo will personally meet with you during the consultation. He will examine and evaluate you. He will then show you before and after pictures and then explain the surgical procedure from beginning to end. This explanation will include what surgical technique he will use, where the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia, and a step-by-step explanation of what the recovery will be like. You will then meet with the patient care coordinator, who will explain the scheduling details and the cost.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure in his office-based operating room.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure with local anesthesia and sedation. If the mentoplasty is being performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or facelift procedure it may be done with general anesthesia. Dr. Bustillo will discuss these options with you in consultation.
Dr. Bustillo performs the mentoplasty procedure through a small incision under the chin. Although the mentoplasty procedure can also be performed via an incision in the mouth, Dr. Bustillo prefers the incision under the chin. This is because the anatomical implants that Dr. Bustillo uses can only be placed via the small incision under the chin. The anatomical implants hug the chin bone and give a more natural appearance.
Dr. Bustillo takes about forty-five minutes to perform the mentoplasty procedure.
The incision for mentoplasty is typically made just under the chin within a natural crease. The incision heals very well and will not be noticeable once it heals.
The incision placed under the chin will heal and not be noticeable once it heals.
Patients do not typically have pain after the procedure. They may have some pressure in the area the first night. This is well controlled with mild pain medication.
The recovery for mentoplasty is rather mild. The surgery is ambulatory, meaning that the patient is allowed to return home the same day of the surgery. Dr. Bustillo does not place any bandages after the mentoplasty procedure. Pain and discomfort are typically minimal. The patient returns on the fifth post-operative day to have the small stitches underneath the chin removed. About seventy percent of the swelling resolves in the first two weeks. The remaining swelling takes about one month to resolve.
Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after the mentoplasty procedure.
Dr. Bustillo asks that his patients resume exercise three weeks after having the procedure.
Dr. Bustillo will remove the stitches on the fifth post-operative day.
The potential complications associated with mentoplasty may include adverse, implant shifting, infection, temporary numbness and the need for additional surgery.
Why Choose plastic surgeon Dr. Bustillo
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at The New York University
- Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
- General Surgery Internship at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital