Chin is one of the most defining features of our face and it has to be in proportion with the rest of the face. Those who find their chin too large with their other facial features can get reshaping done to enhance their facial appearance. The bone and other structural tissues are moderately reshaped to create a more pleasing contour for the face.
The results appear natural in every possible way without much ado. A large chin can out shadow other features including nose which can be balanced with the chin reshaping process. Aesthetic chin reduction surgery is a great way to effectively refining facial definition and contour. Chin reshaping can also help other problems include bite issues.
Are you a candidate for chin reshaping treatment?
If you are not happy with your chin or if you think it looks too large to fit in with other features then you can explore chin reshaping options. Those who are not confident with their overall facial appearance may like to go ahead with it. You are an ideal candidate for chin reshaping if you are:
- Unhappy with the chin shape and size
- Physically and mentally fit
- Realistic in their expectations with the result of the procedure
- Minimum 20 years old
Chin Reduction procedure: How it works?
In order to prepare for the chin reduction surgery the patient should avoid aspirin and any aspirin-containing medications. Besides, the patient must discontinue non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for at least one week before the surgery. These medications are responsible for blood thinning and hence they possess increased risk of bleeding and bruising.
The surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth- near the lower lip- or under the chin in the beginning of the chin augmentation surgery. He then uses specialized instruments to detach the bone at the tip of the chin. It is then reshaped and excess bone is removed to help achieve proportionate contour. The tip is then held with wires and plates to reposition it with the remaining section of chin. The incisions are sewed in the last step.
Risks of Chin Reduction Surgery
There are inherent risks involved in all surgeries. Following risks are associated with the chin reduction process:
- Swelling for several weeks or months as the bone takes time to heal.
- Infection- it is less common in this surgery.
- Slight nerve damage that can cause numbness in the lower lip and chin.
- Adverse reactions to anaesthesia, which can lead to respiratory problems.
Post-surgery care and recovery
The patient should avoid sunbathe for a few months after the surgery. The incision line should be kept clean and moist with an ointment. Keep the doctor informed about any special pain or swelling in the particular area. Notify your doctor in case there is fluid oozing out from the area of a wound. These issues can be easily treated without having to worry. Take antibiotics or other pills as recommended.