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Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty or chin surgery is a common procedure that seeks to improve the balance of your facial profile. Chin implants correcting a weak or retracted chin caused by a congenital deficiency or heredity, bone desorption associated with age, or facial trauma.

In the chin reduction surgery: leftover bone resection is made, reaching the best projection of this and is fixed with special osteosynthesis material that does not cause discomfort.

In the chin augmentation surgery: it Can be performed with the patients bone, making a small cut and giving projection to chin or you can enter a silicone implant or prosthesis.

Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz for more information about surgery or chin chin surgery to schedule a consultation and assessment of your case.

Is Mentoplasty right for me?

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplastyaims to remodel the chin with an implant, cutting the chin bone moving it forward, or by reduction of the chin bone. It is not uncommon for the chin surgery to be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures to improve the overall balance of the face.

The chin surgery is recommended for people who:

  • Facial bones have reached physical maturity, which usually occurs in late adolescence.
  • They feel uncomfortable with a large or small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contours.
  • Enjoy good health.
  • They have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about your surgery.

Preoperative for Mentoplasty

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz makes all pre operative recommendations for you to prepare for surgery chin.

Chin surgery or implant Mentoplasty

Chin Surgery or implant mentoplasty takes less than an hour and can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or anesthesia, depending on patient’s preferences and Dr. Ruiz.

During the procedure, an incision is made inside the mouth to eliminate visible scars. A pocket is created when the implant is placed and positioned in front of the jaw. Once in place, the implant is sutured and the procedures have been completed. Patients can go home the same day.

For some patients, which the incision will not be made in the mouth are made to the skin under the chin so that the scars are not evident.

Mentoplasty recovery

After chin implant surgery, you may experience some pain, swelling and bruising. The stitches will be removed one week after surgery. The stitches used inside the mouth with dissolve on their own.

Mentoplasty recovery without implant involves a bit of swelling, bruising and numbness for several weeks after the surgery. You have incisions in the mouth thereby increasing the risk of infection by bacteria that normally reside there, so take special care of your oral hygiene as directed by Dr. Ruiz. During the recovery period, you have to eat only soft foods and protect your face from blows and injuries.

Results of Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty results are visible almost immediately. The use of cold compresses in the first 48 hours will help to significantly reduce inflammation and keep your head elevated even when resting. The final results can be observed passed six to eight weeks.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz please call us at (+57 2) 513 15 72 or complete the contact form found on this page. We´ll gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about facial surgery. Our offices are located in the health centers of Cali and Jamundi, where we serve both domestic and foreign patients who come seeking human quality, professionalism and excellent results that only one of the best plastic surgeons in Colombia can offer.

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Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty or chin surgery is a common procedure that seeks to improve the balance of your facial profile. Chin implants correcting a weak or retracted chin caused by a congenital deficiency or heredity, bone desorption associated with age, or facial trauma.

In the chin reduction surgery: leftover bone resection is made, reaching the best projection of this and is fixed with special osteosynthesis material that does not cause discomfort.

In the chin augmentation surgery: it Can be performed with the patients bone, making a small cut and giving projection to chin or you can enter a silicone implant or prosthesis.

Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz for more information about surgery or chin chin surgery to schedule a consultation and assessment of your case.

Is Mentoplasty right for me?

Chin surgery, also known as mentoplastyaims to remodel the chin with an implant, cutting the chin bone moving it forward, or by reduction of the chin bone. It is not uncommon for the chin surgery to be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures to improve the overall balance of the face.

The chin surgery is recommended for people who:

  • Facial bones have reached physical maturity, which usually occurs in late adolescence.
  • They feel uncomfortable with a large or small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contours.
  • Enjoy good health.
  • They have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about your surgery.

Preoperative for Mentoplasty

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz makes all pre operative recommendations for you to prepare for surgery chin.

Chin surgery or implant Mentoplasty

Chin Surgery or implant mentoplasty takes less than an hour and can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or anesthesia, depending on patient’s preferences and Dr. Ruiz.

During the procedure, an incision is made inside the mouth to eliminate visible scars. A pocket is created when the implant is placed and positioned in front of the jaw. Once in place, the implant is sutured and the procedures have been completed. Patients can go home the same day.

For some patients, which the incision will not be made in the mouth are made to the skin under the chin so that the scars are not evident.

Mentoplasty recovery

After chin implant surgery, you may experience some pain, swelling and bruising. The stitches will be removed one week after surgery. The stitches used inside the mouth with dissolve on their own.

Mentoplasty recovery without implant involves a bit of swelling, bruising and numbness for several weeks after the surgery. You have incisions in the mouth thereby increasing the risk of infection by bacteria that normally reside there, so take special care of your oral hygiene as directed by Dr. Ruiz. During the recovery period, you have to eat only soft foods and protect your face from blows and injuries.

Results of Mentoplasty

Mentoplasty results are visible almost immediately. The use of cold compresses in the first 48 hours will help to significantly reduce inflammation and keep your head elevated even when resting. The final results can be observed passed six to eight weeks.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz please call us at (+57 2) 513 15 72 or complete the contact form found on this page. We´ll gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about facial surgery. Our offices are located in the health centers of Cali and Jamundi, where we serve both domestic and foreign patients who come seeking human quality, professionalism and excellent results that only one of the best plastic surgeons in Colombia can offer.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz is passionate about helping women with their inner and outer beauty through plastic surgery practice.

Dr. Ruiz is a surgeon specialized in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery certified by the ColombianSociety of Plastic Surgery with over 15 years of experience in the field.

Dr . Elizabeth Ruiz uses her extensive experience and feminine sensibility to understand the goals and dreams of her patients and achieve their expectations in order to improve their lives.