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Chin Reduction

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Chin reduction surgery, also known as reduction genioplasty or reduction mentoplasty is a type of cosmetic procedure usually performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of one’s chin area.

Chin reduction surgery is performed in order to correct any malformations of the chin caused by abnormal jaw bones but most patients choose this procedure in order to reduce the size of their chin. Most individuals have a prominent chin simply due to genetics – while a strong chin can be a good thing for male patients, females are usually not too fond of a large chin as it often denotes masculinity. As such, most patients requiring chin reduction surgery are females but it’s not a female-only procedure – some males may feel that a smaller chin can be more in tune with their facial proportions.

Other chin-related procedures include:

● Chin implant surgery
● Chin augmentation surgery
● Sliding genioplasty surgery

Reduction genioplasty is a very popular procedure performed in medical centres from all around the world – the procedure itself is very simple and effective as it provides lifelong results to a very common problem.

Reduction genioplasty or chin reduction surgery can be performed by itself or in conjunction with rhinoplasty surgery or a neck lift procedure – the latter being recommended for patients with excess skin and fatty tissue around the chin (also known as a double chin).

Chin Reduction Candidates

Chin reduction surgery or reduction genioplasty is recommended for patients with an oversized or protruding chin or simply patients with inharmonious facial proportions.

Am I Suitable for Chin Reduction?

Chin reduction surgery is not recommended for patients with a normal sized chin. In some cases the patient’s facial proportions can be improved through other procedures such as neck lift or rhinoplasty surgery.

Other contraindications for chin reduction surgery include:

● Severe malocclusion
● Periodontal disease
● Age under 20

Preparing for Chin Reduction

Patients are required to avoid blood thinners, herbal teas, oral supplements for at least 2 weeks before chin reduction surgery. Smoking is prohibited for at least a month before and after the procedure.

How is Chin Reduction Performed?

Firstly, X-rays of the chin area are taken so the surgeon can check for any anomalies. The patient is put under anaesthesia and then the surgeon can begin creating an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin.

The bone at the tip of the patient’s chin is first detached and then reshaped, effectively removing any excess bone until the desired result is achieved. The chin tip is repositioned and held in place with special plates and wires. The incision is then closed with dissolving stitches and the chin reduction surgery is complete.

Chin Reduction Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Back to Sports

4 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Back to Work

1 week

Chin Reduction Recovery

A compression bandage is provided to the patient, it needs to be worn for a couple of days. Some swelling, numbness and pain may occur but over the counter painkillers can help soothe any discomfort the patient may experience. The swelling will go down in around 2 weeks and most patients can return to work in around a week. Heavy physical activities need to be avoided for at least 4 weeks – the bone needs time to heal.

Chin Reduction Risks and Complications

Chin reduction surgery risks and complications can include:

● Infection
● Small scarring under the chin
● Adverse reaction to general anaesthesia
● Nerve damage

Chin Reduction Side Effects

Chin reduction surgery side effects can include:

● Hematoma
● Swelling around the chin
● Numbness
● Pain

Chin Reduction Success Rates

Chin reduction surgery reviews set the average success rate at around 90%.

Before and After Chin Reduction

Chin reduction surgery provides immediate results. The swelling will gradually go down during the first 2 weeks of the recovery period. Patients will be able to enjoy a more harmonious balance of their facial proportions, especially if done in conjunction with a neck lift, face lift or rhinoplasty.

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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Chin Reduction Cost

Average Chin Reduction costs are € 988, based on Chin Reduction prices from 10 clinics. Cheapest Chin Reduction cost is € 800 where Chin Reduction prices can go up to € 1,175.

Chin Reduction prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Chin Reduction in Poland is a popular option where Chin Reduction costs as low as € 800.

Please note that the Chin Reduction prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Chin Reduction procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Chin Reduction procedures. To receive a personalized Chin Reduction quote, please click HERE.

Chin Reduction FAQ

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Are reduction genioplasty results permanent?

Yes, the results are permanent but in some cases patients will also have to deal with excess fatty tissue around the chin area – this problem can be solved through a neck lift procedure.

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How long before the swelling goes down?

The swelling will go down in around 4 months after the reduction genioplasty. Around 80% of the swelling will go down in around 2 weeks from the procedure.

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When can I engage in contact sports?

Patients can engage in heavy physical activities such as contact sports in around 4 weeks but it’s a good idea to protect the chin as much as possible. The bones will need a lot of time to completely heal.