Dr Thierry Bron - Génioplastie ou chirurgie du menton

Genioplasty (Chin surgery)

A genioplasty (or mentoplasty) forms part of profiloplasty interventions, which modify certain aspects of the face to make it more harmonious. When the chin is too protruding or receding, asymmetric or too small, it can be modified either by inserting an implant or adding filler (hyaluronic acid, liquid collagen, or transferred fat).

A genioplasty can sometimes be combined with certain maxillofacial operations to set the mandible forward or back, thus achieving an even more natural result.

EXTRA

Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Is there a lot of pain?
    There is moderate pain, which is relieved effectively by level 1 analgesics (Paracetamol®). Applying cold (ice bag protected by a cloth) to the chin is very beneficial.
  • Can you eat and drink normally after the intervention?
    The food must not be hot, acidic or spicy. You are therefore advised to eat cold food, preferably blended or liquid. Alcohol can delay healing and should therefore be avoided.
  • What are the post-operative after-effects?
    Slight bleeding may occur in the mouth, although this is not serious. Healing depends on good oral hygiene, which is helped by using mouthwash after every meal. The neck, cheeks and/or lips may remain swollen for a few days and the lower lip is sometimes less sensitive.

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General or twilight anaesthetic (local anaesthetic in conjunction with sedatives).
  • Duration of the intervention: 1 hour on average.
  • You can go home the same day (outpatient procedure) or after 1 night on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Do not drink alcohol and smoke for 10 days after the intervention.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Eat liquid and/or blended food for 1 week after the intervention.
  • Use mouthwash after every meal for 2 weeks.
  • Return to work: after 1-10 days on average, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 3 weeks.
  • Result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result after 3-6 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.

Prices

  • On personalized quote, from 2,900 euros

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.

INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

Fiche PDF – La génioplastie

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