Chin Reduction London
- What is Chin Reduction Surgery, Reduction Genioplasty?
- Am I the ideal patient for Chin Reduction, Genioplasty Surgery?
- Does Chin Reduction Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
- Will I require an XRay of my chin before surgery?
- How long is the procedure?
- What about the scars following Chin Reduction Surgery?
- Will a special garment be required after Chin Reduction Surgery?
- Can Chin Reduction Surgery be performed at the same time as other procedures?
- What reassurance do I have with Chin Reduction Surgery?
- How long is the recovery time?
- What about the results of Chin Reduction Surgery?
- What are the risks of Chin Reduction Surgery?
- How long do the results of Chin Reduction Surgery last?
The normal chin is in balance with the forehead and nose. The aesthetics of the face requires that each part is in harmony with the others. Thus a chin that is too large (macrogenia) detracts from the other normal features.
A large chin can give the appearance that the nose is too small and Chin Reduction is necessary to restore the balance of the face. This imbalance can have a major impact on the psychological well being of the patient. Patients can suffer low self-esteem and become withdrawn. Chin Reduction, Genioplasty Surgery to reduce the chin aims to restore the balance and provide a natural aesthetic appearance.
Remember Chin Reduction Plastic Surgery, Genioplasty Surgery will not change you or solve any life crises, but should boost your self-confidence and enjoyment of life.
Before Your Surgery
- Size – Important to discuss your aims carefully. Surgery should achieve an aesthetically balanced chin, mid-face and upper face.
- Smoking – Essential to stop at least 3 weeks before surgery and until wounds are fully healed or at least 2 weeks after.
- Drugs – Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen type analgesics for 2 weeks before and after your surgery.
Your Chin Reduction Surgery
- Anaesthetic – Normally a general anaesthetic with local anaesthetic to the chin – day case procedure.
- Scars – Inside lower lip.
- Sutures – Dissolving in 1-2 weeks.
- Dressings – Supportive face strap worn for 7 days day & night, then for 2-3 weeks as much as possible.
After Your Surgery
- Chin support – Beneficial to wear support as much as possible for 2 – 3 weeks.
- Exercise – Avoid vigorous exercise for 4 weeks, no contact sports for 6 weeks.
- Diet – Soft diet for 7 days, use an antibacterial mouth rinse after every meal or milk drink.
- Swelling – Moderate expected for 2 – 3weeks, final result may take 6 – 12 weeks.
Potential Problems / Risks
- Pain – Moderate discomfort expected, take regular painkillers for 2 -3 days. Avoid Aspirin/Ibuprofen.
- Bruising – Occasional, may last for 2 weeks.
- Wound – Occasionally, mild infection.
- Rarely, serious infection requiring antibiotics.
- Rarely, haematoma (blood collection) that may require drainage.
- Sensation – Some diminished sensation may occur in the lower lip and chin. Return to normal may take up to 6 weeks.
- Teeth – Rarely injury to the root of the tooth which will need Dental treatment.
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