Chin reduction surgery, also known as reduction genioplasty or reduction mentoplasty is a type of plastic surgery procedure usually performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the chin area.
The purpose of chin reduction surgery is to improve the balance and facial harmony by changing the size or shape of the chin. This procedure is performed to remove some of the bone around the jaw to provide a sharper and more balanced appearance.
Most people have a prominent chin generally due to genetics. While a strong and prominent chin can be a good appearance for male patients, females don't usually prefer a large chin as it is symbolized masculinity. As such, most patients requiring chin reduction surgery are females, but it's not a female-only procedure, some males may also feel that a smaller chin can be more balanced with their facial proportions.
Other procedures related to chin area include:
● Chin implant surgery
● Chin augmentation or enhancement surgery
● Sliding genioplasty surgery
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).
Who Is This For?
People with an excessively large or bulging chin that generally protrudes further than the tip of the nose.
Potential Risks & Side Effects
You will need 14 days off work and avoid strenuous activities to make the recovery process comfortable. Daily activities can usually continue two weeks after the procedure, but after chin reduction, you should avoid contact sports for 6 weeks to protect your chin.
Success Rate: 90%
How Does it Work?
The goal of chin reduction surgery is to restore harmony to the chin area with the entire face. The shape of the chin affects the expression of the facial profile. If the chin is far ahead, the balance of the face will be affected. The procedure does not affect the dental joint or the cheeks. This procedure leaves no external scar and the results are very satisfactory. It can be done on an outpatient basis with discharge the same day or in traditional hospitalization and discharge the next day. Chin reduction is usually done with rhinoplasty or liposuction of the neck to create a permanent and complete V-shaped face.
What Does a Chin Reduction Surgery Involve?
1. Consultation for Chin Reduction
As in every process, you will take an online consultation to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for the chin reduction surgery. During this consultation, your complaints and story will be learned in detail and you will be asked if you have had any current health condition or any surgery that you have experienced before, as well as the photos showing your chin and face. Thus, we can better evaluate your case and prepare a customized treatment plan for you.
In light of all the information you provide, it will be decided whether you are eligible for this treatment and if you want to continue the process, the second phase will begin.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
This is the stage where you choose one of the clinics and surgeons we offer you according to your needs, and also where we arrange the date and trip plan that suits you upon your preferred clinic/surgeon.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your chin reduction surgeon. Everything about your surgery will be discussed between you and your surgeon during this consultation. The surgeon will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and goals better and also make you understand what you should expect from your treatment and the potential risks or complications of the procedure. You will also decide together the individualized surgical and recovery plan that can be followed, especially during the first 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. The surgeon will explain the whole process clearly and try to simulate it as much as possible, in order you to feel comfortable and well-prepared.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the surgery begins, your surgeon will conduct physical and blood tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the surgery. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk obtained, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
What Should I Expect from Chin Reduction?
Things You Should Consider Before Chin Reduction Surgery
Is Chin Reduction Procedure Painful?
The patients may experience pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, the surgeons prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Does Chin Reduction Leave a Scar?
As the incision is placed in the lower gum of the lip, scars are hidden inside the mouth after the chin reduction surgery.
When Can I See the Final Results of My Chin Reduction Surgery?
You can see and feel the change of your chin immediately after the chin reduction surgery, but it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.
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