If surgery is augmentation techniques may be employed as the implantation of a prosthesis in the chin or fatty infiltration of the patient's tissue. If you are considered to decrease as an osteotomy techniques consisting of sand a section of jawbone, making small incisions inside the mouth. Increase: you can make an incision inside the mouth, in the groove between the gum and the lower lip (intraoral way), or a small incision in the skin under the chin, similar to that used in the lift 1/3 bottom or neck (externally). The placement is done through a small incision in the mucosa, or skin under the chin, under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.
Decrease: through an incision inside the mouth sanding bone (osteotomy) is performed. Osteotomies allow progress, shorten and strengthen the jaw. It is important to identify possible asymmetries or differences in shape or size from one side of the face and the other.
Interventions can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, and the length of stay may be only a few hours if done on an outpatient basis, or a day if you enter the clinic.
In some cases with very pronounced defects, in which the treatments described above with sections of the jawbone are required, they may be required more days of hospitalization. In this type of intervention is contraindicated massage in the immediate postoperative period, which could lead to the mobilization of the implanted material. After the intervention may be necessary to immobilize the area with a dressing of plaster, to be withdrawn a few days.