What kind of techniques exist?Mentoplasty consists of increasing the chin by a few centimeters. This can be done with different techniques:
Implanting a prosthesis in the chin . It can be made of various materials, for example Goretex ® or solid silicone. In these cases, an incision can be made inside the mouth, in the groove between the gum and the lower lip. Another option is to do it under the chin.
Infiltrating fatty tissue of the patient himself. In this case, the lipotransfer technique is used . The results are permanent.
Bringing forward a part of the jaw bone . This is done through horizontal bone sections or osteotomies. The intraoral route is also used. The edge of the bone is advanced and then immobilized with a plate.
A very prominent chin can be diminished by sectioning the bone. This is done with an incision inside the mouth. Osteotomies are useful for shortening, advancing, and narrowing the jaw.