The chin provides an aesthetic balance on the face and should be in proportion to the nose, lips and neck.

What is it?

Menthoplasty is the surgery we use for chin correction. It can be increased when looking to increase the chin or shrink when the goal is to make it smaller. The most common is the increase of chin and usually are used prostheses, although cuts can also be made in the bone to improve its appearance.

What are the indications?

Each patient has different reasons for chin surgery, in general this is done to:

  • Improve the aesthetics of the face.
  • Increase the chin if retracted.
  • Decrease the chin if it is very prominent.
  • Get a balanced and harmonious profile.

What is the procedure of a mentoplasty?

If you are thinking of undergoing a mentoplasty, you should consider the whole process you have to go through to get the right results.

  • The first thing is to make a valuation appointment, to determine the appropriate procedure according to your needs and expectations.
  • To increase the chin an incision is made in the natural fold inside the mouth, a space is created to place the silicone implant, which is molded according to the needs of each patient.


  • If it is necessary to reduce the chin it is necessary to file or cut the bone.
  • When the incisions are made inside the mouth there are no visible scars.

What's recovery like?

Patient care after surgery is just as important as using the right techniques to ensure the best results:

  • In about 5 days you can return to your daily activities.
  • In the first few days after surgery it is recommended to use cold compresses, pain relievers, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Inflammation is variable, it depends on each person. Maximum inflammation occurs within three days and gradually disappears, as do bruises that can occur.
  • You can return to your normal activities within two to three days of surgery, with certain care.
  • It is necessary to wear a special bandage for at least 14 days.

When will I be able to see the results?

The results can be observed almost immediately, and will improve with time. The final results can be observed over 3 months.

Intervention time Anesthesia Hospitalization Recovery Effects Results
1 hour Local or sedation Not required 2 - 3 days 3 moths Permanent