Does your chin seem too large for your face? When the chin is very prominent it can distract from the other facial features and make them appear smaller than they are, but chin reduction surgery will improve the contours of the lower face. But what is involved in a chin reduction.
What is chin reduction surgery?
Chin reduction surgery is a procedure that is done to reshape and reduce the chin, in order to improve facial balance.
Why choose chin reduction
There are various reasons why men and women choose to undergo chin reduction surgery. However, most patients opt for surgery because they think that their chin is out of proportion with their other facial features.
What’s involved in a chin reduction?
Chin reduction is an outpatient procedure that is usuallyperformed under general anesthesia. The incisions for surgery may be made either under the chin, or inside the mouth. During the procedure the surgeon will use a specialized tool to sculpt the bone and make it smaller. The jaw area is also reshapedin order to improve facial harmony.
Depending on the extent of the adjustments that need to be made, the length of surgery can range from 1-2 hours.
During the recovery period patients will experience some discomfort including numbness and swelling. This can take several weeks to fully resolve. However, most patients are able to return to work after 7 days.
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