Chin reduction is a type of 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 the chin and held together using wires and plates. The incisions are sutured to complete the procedure.
Risks and complications
Care after surgery
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 bleeding.
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