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Chin Surgery

Chin Surgery

Chin Surgery Procedure in Argentina

A balanced facial appearance depends partly on the shape and size of your chin in relationship to your nose. Chin surgery can reduce (mentoplasty) or augment (genioplasty) the chin to give your face a more balanced appearance.

Recent professional studies haveæ demonstrated that individual facial bones shift, reduce, or enlarge with age.

Other procedures may be performed with chin surgery depending on the patient needs. For example: liposuction, nose reshaping, facelift. For further information consult our professionals.

The procedure

The incision is made in one of the next possible locations:

1- Under the lower lip inside the mouth
2-Under the chin in an inconspicuous location

In order to reshape or reduce the bone, creating a harmonic appearance, the surgeon works in the area with appropriate electrical instruments, carefully chosen. The incision is sutured and stitched, and thenæ a tape is applied in the chin area.

Anesthesia: The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia (sedated, numbed, and awake). Only in some cases, General anesthesia is required.

Length: Between 30 minutes and one hour.

Hospitalization: Patients usually return home within hours of the procedure. Some patients require an overnight stay.

After the surgery

Is possible experience considerable swelling or discoloration in the treated area, which diminish in several weeks. The stitches are typically removed seven days after the procedure.

It is recommendable to follow post-operative instruction list to help reduce the risk of complications. There may be some pain, which can be managed with oral medications. The surgeon may have recommendations to reduce swelling, such as elevating your head.

Returning to Normal Routine

Normal activities can be resumed typically within seven days.

What are the possible side-effects and complications?

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn't have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc

What can be expected from a Chin Implants Surgery?

The chin and the nose are the two most important factors in the face profile. They both gives the balance and the symmetry. Due to this, usually a Rinoplasty and a chin implant procedure are performed at the same time. Result of them isæ combined is the harmonization of the face giving it a more balanced look.

What can not be expected from Chin Implants Surgery?

To solve problems of lower mandible retracted, or the fact of being too small (retrognathism or micrognathia).


How much does a chin surgery cost abroad? The reference price for a mentoplasty in Argentina is USD1,400 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery, implants and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!

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Publication date: 18/02/2016
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctor's opinion. Written by Thomas Pizarro.


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