Mentoplasty in Costa Rica

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Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro

Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro, located in Calle los Almendros, San Jose, Costa Rica offers patients Mentoplasty procedures among its total of 34 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Mentoplasty procedures at Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ICS - International College of SurgeonsISBI - International Society for Burn InjuriesFILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica

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    What you need to know about Mentoplasty in Costa Rica

    Mentoplasty Procedure

    Mentoplasty also referred to as chin surgery, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the chin by reduction surgery of the bone or enhancement with an implant. It is a plastic surgery done to improve the proportions of someone’s face or to correct malformations of the chin that results from developmental abnormalities. It may also be performed as part of gender reassignment surgery, craniofacial reconstruction, or orthognathic surgery.

    What does the Procedure Involve?

    There are two categories of mentoplasty: chin augmentation and reduction. Chin augmentation is the more common procedure, which involves inserting an implant under the skin of the chin or carrying out a sliding genioplasty. With chin reduction, the overly large or protruding chin is corrected by removing excess bone from the chin with a burr. Both of these categories are performed under general anesthetic.

    How Long Should I Stay in Costa Rica?

    Mentoplasty can be performed as an outpatient procedure, but you should plan to stay in Costa Rica for a minimum of 7 days or until your surgeon says it is okay for you to go home. During your stay, you will have to rest as much as possible for the initial recovery and to attend follow-up checkups.

    What's the Recovery Time?

    Most people can resume work and light activities in 1 week, but you should avoid any strenuous activities, including vigorous physical exercises for about two weeks.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 1 facilities in Costa Rica offering Mentoplasty procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Mentoplasty can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    What About Aftercare?

    During your recovery period, make sure you eat a soft or liquid diet, keep your head raised when in bed, and rinse your mouth with a solution of hydrogen peroxide. It is advisable to avoid sleeping face down and touching your face too much.

    What's the Success Rate?

    Most patients who have had this procedure said they were very satisfied with the results. The complication rate is about 5%. The side effects and risks associated with this procedure involve deformity of the chin, erosion of the bone beneath the implant, under or overcorrection of the defect, damage to the roots of the teeth, hematoma, and infection.

    Are there Alternatives to Mentoplasty?

    Surgery is not for everyone and if you are not an ideal candidate for mentoplasty, you can undergo fat injections or facial liposuction.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    Before the surgery, you may have chin deformity that causes discomfort or make you feel unconfident. After the surgery, any facial asymmetry will be corrected and your self-esteem may be enhanced. Also, the function of your jaw will improve. 

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