The procedure is performed as an outpatient allowing you to go home afterwards. We have found that most of our patients have a mentoplasty ¡n combination with other facial procedures. Various techniques exist for performing a mentoplasty. In your case a small, silicone rubber prosthesis will be inserted through the inside of the lower lip. There will be no external incisions. This implant will be carefully selected to fit the contour and projection necessary to achieve the desired effect.
45 minutes to 1 hours
Usually Out Patient
Every surgery ahs special risks and complications Dr. Binker will discuss this with you at the time of your visit.
You will be allowed to go home after your surgery. At home, you should lie in bed with your head upright. Your chin will be taped. You will experience a feeling of tightness and discomfort in the first 24-48 hours. Bruising and swelling is sure to follow reaching its peak at 48-72 hours postoperatively. This is normal. We urge you to apply ice compresses to help reduce the amount of swelling and bruising. Although pain is unusual, pain medication will be provided for you and we suggest that all your post-operative medications be purchased prior to surgery. You should not be the person controlling the meds to avoid self-medication.
At home, it is suggested that you rest. You will be asked to come to the office the next day. Most patients require 7 days recovery before returning to school, work and/or driving their car unless your work requires strenuous activity in which case you may need 2 weeks. Exercise may be continued after 6 weeks. Always check with us. Household chores may be started within the second post-operative week. Every patient is unique and will recuperate differently. If you feel great, don’t over do it.