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The Benefit Of Genioplasty Surgery Abroad 

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.

Tips For Choosing The Best Chin Reduction Surgery Clinic Abroad 

  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the surgeon's expertise, reviews, and credentials. 
  • Check the local regulation: Knowing how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country is essential. It will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?
  • Trust your instincts:  This personal element should not be underestimated since the treatment can be traumatic for many people. Mainly when undertaken in a foreign country and in unfamiliar surroundings. You should trust your instincts as much as the raw data. If a clinic feels wrong, then walk away.
  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan. 
  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board. 
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment.

Ideal Candidate For Chin Shaving Surgery Abroad  

You're an ideal candidate if you have an excessively large or bulging chin protruding further than the tip of the nose.

Chin Reduction Treatment Cost Abroad

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.

Country Estimated Cost
UK

$1800 - $5000

USA

$2000 - $5000

Turkey

$1800 - $3000

Australia

$4000 - $6500

 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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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: 

  • Severe malocclusion 
  • Periodontal disease 
  • Age under 20

How Long Should You Stay in The Hospital After The Surgery? 

The patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital. 

How Long is The Surgery? 

The surgery will take 1 to 2 hours

What To Avoid Before The Procedure? 

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.

How is The Surgery Performed? 

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.

 

Chin Reduction Recovery Timeline 

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 Complications

Chin reduction surgery risks and complications can include: 

  • Infection 
  • Scarring under the chin 
  • Allergic reactions to general anesthesia 
  • Nerve damage that causes mouth or lip numbness

Chin reduction surgery side effects can include:

  • Hematoma
  • Swelling or bruising around the chin
  • Numbness
  • Pain

Chin Reduction Treatment Sucess Rate 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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