Chin Reduction – What Is It?
A well-shaped and balanced jawline and chin muscle structure is a very important element of the attractiveness of face for male or female. Chin reduction surgery helps improve facial harmony and reduce the appearance of a full or double chin caused by a small chin bone.
Also called reduction mentoplasty, the procedure is done by making a small surgical cut under the chin and removing the excess bone in it. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and general anesthesia, which takes approximately one to two hours depending on the complexity of the surgery.
In this article, we are going to analyze the important facts about chin reduction surgery, by touching up the details of the procedure and the cost of it.
Chin Reduction vs. Chin Augmentation
Both are chin surgeries performed to create a more balanced look of the jaw and provide a natural face contour that is in harmony with the whole face. However, both of these genioplasty procedures are done for different purposes. Chin reduction surgery is performed to reduce the prominence (length and size) of the chin whereas chin augmentation surgery is performed to enhance the size or the length of the chin to help balance the facial features. Also called chin enhancement surgery, chin augmentation procedure can be done by both chin implant or dermal filler. For patients deciding chin augmentation, a fat grafting technique gives a safe and permanent improvement in the patient's profile, reports a study in 2017 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Both of the surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, and none of them require hospitalization. Chin augmentation recovery time is the same with the chin reduction recovery time, which is generally two to three weeks.
Rhinoplasty with Chin Reduction – Is It Possible?
Chin reduction and nose job? Yes, these two surgeries can be combined because the nose and the chin should be in harmony with each other to have a more balanced face contour. The relationship between nose, chin, and neck determines the degree of face proportion. This is the reason why someone has a successful "nose job" can still meet with a face that lacks aesthetical proportions.
The combination surgery of chin and nose is a better solution, especially for people who have a small chin (microgenia).
However, if you have a large jaw, your plastic surgeon can avoid making your nose small to fit your chin without needing to perform a chin surgery (genioplasty). Or if you have a small jaw, your cosmetic surgeon can also make your nose smaller to balance it with the shape of your jaw. Whether you should have a chin surgery with rhinoplasty or not depends on your facial features and your surgeon’s decision.
Chin Reduction Cost
The cost of chin reduction surgery varies from patient to patient because each patient’s expectation and necessity are different. A surgeon's fee for chin surgery may also depend on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location. Most health insurance plans do not cover chin surgery or its complications, but some clinics offer special price and coverage plans. Make sure you check these plans while you are searching.
There are so many clinics around the world, and each clinic has its own prices. Don’t worry, and you can easily list and compare prices from different clinics all around the world!
Chin Reduction Before and After
It is essential to follow your doctor’s directions before and after chin reduction. It is generally recommended to stop smoking and taking analgesics such as ibuprofen and aspirin at least 3 weeks before the surgery. You may start eating normally as soon as you feel you’re ready, but you need to rinse your mouth with water or antiseptic oral cleanser after every meal. Three to five days after the surgery, you will be able to remove your wound dressings and compression tape; thus you will be ready to go back to your daily routine. Any of the exercises will not be recommended for the first 10 days following surgery. After that time, you may start your light exercises, but heavier and contacted activities should wait until 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
Chin reduction results are remarkable; however, it may take 6 to up to 12 weeks to have your final result.
Chin Reduction Reviews: “So Happy with The Results”
“My whole life I was very insecure about my prominent and large chin. I always desired a more balanced face contour and a more feminine chin. I also had a limited budget. So, I was very concerned about choosing an affordable plastic surgeon who can meet my aesthetic expectations. After months of research and consultations, I finally decided to have a chin reduction in Istanbul, Turkey. I had my surgery at a private hospital on the Asian side of Istanbul. My surgeon was very professional, and the medical staff was very helpful. And the price that I paid for my surgery didn’t go over my budget and was very cheap in comparison to the prices in other European countries. Now I am so happy with the results, and it is totally worth it!” - Christine Peirson, London, UK
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.