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Chin Reduction £1750

Chin Reduction Surgery Information:

How does chin reduction surgery work?

If you have a chin that is prominent or large in proportion to your other facial features then surgery can be undertaken in one of two ways:
• For a slightly over prominent chin, a simple shaving of the chin bone may take away any undue pointedness and reduce the projection of the chin. This is undertaken through a small incision in the mouth or alternatively an incision underneath the chin.
• For a larger chin, a simple shaving may cause problems with excess soft tissue and sagging (ptosis) of the tissues overlying the bone. In this case a small bone cut across the chin and movement back may be necessary. The bone of the chin is then fixed with some small plates and screws, which remain in place following healing to allow the soft tissue to remain attached to the bony chin surface.

(If you just have a double chin,the best procedure is a facelift with neck £2300)

What about recovery?

Chin surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthesia, although sometimes it can be performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation if requested. Patients are usually discharged following a one night stay in our clinic although some patients having chin implants or a minimal chin reduction may go home the same day.
Some bruising and swelling will occur for the first few days and recovery to normal activity takes 7-14 days. The final shape of your revised chin may not be fully appreciated until a number of months following surgery when all the swelling and tissue oedema has settled.
If an intra-oral approach (where the incision was made in your mouth) is used then a soft diet is usually recommended for the first few days in order to allow the wound to heal. Antibiotics and mouthwash will usually be given and good oral hygiene is very important during this time.
Any sutures placed in the skin should be removed 6 days following surgery.

The nerves that supply sensation to the lower lip can be stretched and bruised from the procedure causing the lip to feel numb or tingly. This is usually temporary although can take weeks to months to recover and in a small number of cases can persist permanently.

And aftercare?

Some pain will be experienced and you will be given pain killers like ibuprofen and paracetamol to lessen any discomfort in the first 24 hours following surgery.
You will have an aftercare appointment with your surgeon the following morning and everyday thereafter in order to check your recovery and for you to ask any questions.