A facial imbalance due to a prominent chin will affect your psychological well-being. You can achieve facial balance when your nose, chin, and cheekbones complement each other. One of the ways to achieve facial balance is through chin reduction surgery abroad.
Hundreds of thousands of patients travel abroad annually to receive cosmetic procedures because the procedures are affordable, safe, and performed by highly skilled surgeons. Some of the other benefits you will experience will include:
Easy Visa Process
Medical tourism hubs like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary facilitate the visa process for international patients. In these destinations, the visa is obtained immediately via an online procedure that will only take you minutes to complete.
Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment
Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery.
After treatment, you will periodically receive tips and guides to help you with the recovery period.
You can have access to one of Europe's leading cosmetic surgeons.
The geographical location plays a role. Turkey and Hungary have gained a reputation as top destinations for cosmetics procedures. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.
Modern Facilities and equipment
The specialist uses the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.
Combine the treatment with a holiday
Combing a holiday with treatment appeals to most patients who seek medical tourism. It is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences.
Confidential and private
Some patients want to keep their medical choices private, so seeking treatment abroad provides them with more confidentiality. Medical tourism offers privacy; you can publicly announce you're going on holiday while seeking treatment.
You're an ideal candidate if you have an excessively large or bulging chin protruding further than the tip of the nose.
The factors that affect the cost of chin reduction surgery abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.
$1800 - $5000
$2000 - $5000
$1800 - $3000
$4000 - $6500
Chin Reduction (68 Clinics)
Chin reduction surgery is not recommended for patients with normal-size chins. In some cases, surgeons can also refer to other procedures, such as neck lifts or rhinoplasty, taking into account the needs and facial proportions of patients.
Other reasons you might not qualify for chin reduction surgery include:
The patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital.
The surgery will take 1 to 2 hours
Patients are required to avoid blood thinners, herbal teas, herbal supplements as well as anti-inflammatory medicines for at least 2 weeks before chin reduction surgery. Smoking is also prohibited for at least a month before and after the procedure.
Before the procedure, surgeons need x-rays of the chin area, so any anomalies can be checked. After anesthesia is applied, an incision is created in the mouth or under the chin. With the help of this incision, the bone at the end of the patient's chin is separated and then reshaped.
The surgeon effectively removes excess bone until the desired result is achieved. The chin tip is repositioned with special plates and wires. Finally, the incision is closed with dissolving sutures and the chin reduction surgery is completed.
The patient is given a post-operative compression bandage, which must be worn for several days. Postoperatively, some swelling, numbness and pain may occur, but prescribed pain relievers can help relieve the patient's discomfort.
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 surgery risks and complications can include:
Chin reduction surgery side effects can include:
Chin reduction surgery reviews set the average success rate at around 90-95%.
The results of chin reduction surgery can be seen immediately. The post-operative swelling will gradually decrease 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, facelift, or rhinoplasty.
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. Non-surgical techniques such as Botox or dermal filler will provide temporary results compared with chin reduction surgery.
How Long Before the Swelling Goes Down?
The swelling will disappear completely after approximately 4 months of genioplasty surgery. Approximately 2 weeks after the procedure, almost 80% of the swelling will decrease.
When Can I Engage in Contact Sports?
Patients can attend heavy physical activities such as contact sports for around 4 weeks, but it's still a good idea to protect the chin as much as possible because the bones need a certain period of time to heal completely.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February 2022