Facelift, Rhytidectomy, SMAS tightening facial surgery Melbourne

Slim and Contour your chin with Chin Reduction Surgery

Dr Patrick Briggs offers chin reduction surgery in Melbourne, which can help to transform your appearance, create a more harmonious profile, and help you feel better about the way you look.

Learn about the criteria for ideal chin reduction surgery candidates, as well as the procedure itself, and the associated risks and benefits.

Chin reduction Patrick Briggs Melbourne

About Chin Reduction Surgery Procedure

In preparation for surgery, the patient will want to avoid aspirin as well as any aspirin-containing medications. In addition, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be discontinued for at least one week prior to the surgery. These medications thin the blood and can prevent normal blood clotting and introduce an increased risk of bleeding and bruising.

The surgery begins with the surgeon making an incision inside the mouth (near the lower lip) or under the chin. Using specialized instruments, the surgeon detaches the bone at the tip of the chin and then reshapes and removes the excess bone to properly proportion the contour. The tip is then repositioned with the remaining section of the chin and held together using wires and plates. The incisions are sutured to complete the procedure.

Specialist Anaesthetist

Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Reduction Surgery

The best candidates for chin surgery are individuals in good physical and mental health who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Candidates should be at least 20 years old, as chin development is at its end. There also can be no evidence of any active diseases or significant, pre-existing medical conditions. The candidate must also be free of any bone disorders.

Chin Reduction Surgery Before and After Photos

Visit the clinic to see more real patient photo galleries of before and after Chin Reduction photographs representing typical results our patients get. Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.

Risks and Benefits of Chin Reduction Surgery

All surgeries have inherent risks. With chin surgery, the patient may experience swelling for several weeks or months while the bone heals. Infection is a less common risk to weigh when considering chin plastic surgery. Another potential side effect to consider following chin reduction surgery is small nerve damage. If small nerve damage occurs, this can cause the patient to experience numbness in the lower lip and chin. Additionally, complications can arise from adverse reactions to anaesthesia, which can affect a patient’s respiratory system.

Though the risks may be significant and important to consider, the likelihood of complications is greatly reduced when chin reduction surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon. In careful, skillful hands, a chin reduction surgery can improve the appearance of your chin and enhance your self-esteem. A chin reduction can create a more harmonious balance between your nose and your chin as it creates a more equal proportion between the two. A chin reduction procedure can be the final element in creating an elegant, balanced appearance.

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If you’d like more information about a particular surgery, please call our surgical support team on 1300 264 811 between 9 am – 5 pm weekdays.

How to find the best SMAS Facelift Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne

How to find the best chin reduction surgeon in Melbourne

Your surgical results will depend on the surgeon you choose. A reputable chin reduction surgeon has the following qualities:

  • A Specialist Plastic Surgeon who is a Member of ASPS5 star online reviews from patients.
  • Extensive experience in different types of chin reductions.
  • Patient Before and After Photos.
  • Empathy and caring with recovery and aftercare.
  • A great support team with long term follow up.
Medical references SMAS Facelift Surgery Melbourne

Medical References

ASPS USA – Chin Surgery Page

Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Patrick Briggs
FRCS (Plas)

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne

Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.

Dr Patrick Briggs offers high quality, natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results and is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice. Dr Patrick Briggs is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men and women.

How can we help?

Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone 1300 264 811Email us or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Patrick Briggs’s team.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on 1300 264 811.
Dr Patrick Briggs consultation

What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
  • You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Briggs Consultation fee is $300.
  • A referral from your GP or your specialist is helpful but not essential. However,
  • To claim any Medicare or Health Insurance you will need a referral.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.

*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient. The information we provide is general.  For further information on what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full history and surgical consultation.