For those with a prominent chin seeking to improve facial balance, chin reduction surgery is an option. This procedure involves cutting and moving the chin bone in a new position. This creates facial harmony by restoring the proper balance between other facial features, as well as the neckline.
Candidates seek to improve their chin profile in relation to their other facial features. If a prominent chin creates a masculine chin-neck profile or if the prominent chin is out of proportion with other facial features, such as the nose, you may be a candidate for chin reduction surgery.
The procedure begins with an incision in the mouth. Access to the chin bone is obtained and a cut in the bone is made to make the chin narrower and move the chin inward. The new position of the chin bone is then held in place with titanium plates and screws. Once the new bone position is secured the incision is closed.
A soft diet is recommended for 2 weeks following the procedure to allow for adequate healing.
Patients often have other procedures at the same time as their chin reduction surgery.