Chin Reduction Surgery

Chin reduction surgery, also known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the size and projection of the chin. Here is some information to help you understand chin reduction surgery and its benefits.

Why get chin reduction surgery?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to get chin reduction surgery. One of the most common reasons is to correct a chin that is too prominent or out of proportion with the rest of the face.

Chin reduction surgery can also be used to correct a congenital defect or trauma to the chin, as well as to enhance the results of other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty.

During the consultation, we take your photo with the 3D camera and then use modelling to simulate what the results of surgery can look like. The implant is then custom ordered to suit your face. You will be shown lots of photos of patients we have operated on.

Chin implants can also be used to correct a congenital defect, such as a weak or receding chin. Additionally, some patients may opt for a chin implant as part of a larger facial rejuvenation procedure, such as a facelift or neck lift or rhinoplasty.

The Procedure

Chin reduction surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia and takes about an hour or two to complete. During the procedure, an incision is made either inside the mouth or underneath the chin, and a portion of the chin bone is removed. The remaining bone is then reshaped to create a more balanced and natural-looking appearance. The incision is then closed with sutures, and a bandage or compression garment may be applied to help reduce swelling and promote healing.

The Recovery

Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within 7-10 days after surgery. Swelling and bruising are common after the procedure and may take a few weeks to resolve.