Chin Reduction

Surgery Overview:
Chin reduction is a  type of cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the size of the chin by shaving
down the bone through an incision made in the lower gums. Chin reduction 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 chin and held together using wires and plates. The incisions are sutured to complete the
Operation time:
The surgery duration is approximately 2-3 hours
Care after surgery:
In cases where the incision was made inside the mouth, regularly use antiseptic mouthwash during
the first week to keep the wound clean. If incision is located underneath the chin, clean the external
wound twice each day after being released from hospital. Keep wound dry for 2-3 days. Liquid diet
such as soups, shakes, etc. for first few days. Eat soft food for 7-10 days.
Recovery period:
Most patients are able to go back to work within a week after surgery. However your surgeon may
suggest you take 1-2 weeks off work. A soft diet is recommended for about a week and strenuous
activities should be avoided for up to 2 weeks. Any situation which might involve facial contact should
be avoided for up to 6 weeks.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
All surgeries have inherent risks. With chin reduction 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
anesthesia, which can affect a patient’s respiratory system.
Types of anesthesia use:
Chin Reduction procedures are undertaken using general anesthetics.
Hospital admission:
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Chin reduction can be performed on an
outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite
Preparation prior to surgery:

 Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
 Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
 Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
 Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.