Slim and Contour your chin with Chin Reduction Surgery
Learn about the criteria for ideal chin reduction surgery candidates, as well as the procedure itself, and the associated risks and benefits.
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.
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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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.
Dr Patrick Briggs Melbourne Plastic Surgeon – FRCS (Plas)
Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne
Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.
Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice.
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.
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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.