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Reducing the chin with a reduction genioplasty allows you to modify the shape of your face. Along with the cheekbones, the chin plays an important role in defining the shape of the V-shaped face. Some people have an excessively long or wide chin or one that protrudes from their faces. Reduction genioplasty can offer an effective solution to refine the definition and contours of the face, as well as to reduce an overly prominent chin, thus offering a more balanced appearance. Reduction genioplasty reduces the projection of the chin and thus corrects the position and size of the chin. It is a very common intervention in facial surgery. The reduction genioplasty allows a better harmony between the chin and the rest of the face and thus improves the profile.


Chin reduction surgery or reduction genioplasty is generally recommended for patients in good health and with an oversized or protruding chin or simply patients with inharmonious facial proportions due to their relatively large chins.

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Chin reduction surgery is not recommended for patients with normal size chin. In some cases, surgeons can also refer to other procedures, such as neck lift or rhinoplasty, taking into account the needs and facial proportions of patients.


Other contraindications 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


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: 


  • 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 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 comparing with the 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 in heavy physical activities such as contact sports in 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.


How many days should I travel/stay abroad to do the treatment?

You can expect to get back to work within 1 week after the surgery. 


This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February 2022