BeforeThe most common deformity is a recessed or underdeveloped chin. Surgeons treat this with an implant of soft medical grade solid silicone, placed through an incision in the mouth or in the skin crease under the chin. Other materials can be used such as bone from the hip or cartilage from the rib, but this requires a second operation to obtain the implant material and for this reason are rarely used. The chin is bandaged for four to five days. In cases where the chin projects too much, the jaw can be reduced through an incision in the mouth.
Complications with Mentoplasty
There are minimal risks of infection, bleeding, rejection or asymmetry, and very rare occurrence of nerve injury. The implant could move if the patient suffers a severe blow to the chin at a later date, necessitating repositioning.